Starting in the 2016-2017 academic year, through a partnership with the Pittsburgh Public School District, Wilkinsburg students in grades 7-12 will attend Pittsburgh Westinghouse Academy for middle school and high school.
“I feel like Westinghouse is a great school. I had a great time and I think the teachers are wonderful.”
-Wilkinsburg student after visiting Pittsburgh Westinghouse Academy for the first time
Pittsburgh Westinghouse Academy, serving Wilkinsburg, Homewood, Point Breeze, East Liberty and Highland Park, is fully committed to the advancement of the students academically, working with partners and community organizations to provide relevant and comprehensive opportunities for its students. It is a safe, secure, state-of-the-art school. It has received significant funding and has launched some exciting new programs – which it is continuing to expand upon.
Pittsburgh Westinghouse Academy currently collaborates with over 45 colleges, universities, community organizations, agencies, churches, and hospitals – and through these partnerships provides mentoring, community services, workforce development opportunities, tutoring, college preparatory classes and certification/licensures.
Pittsburgh Public Schools Magnet Information
Magnet schools and programs allow students to pursue special interests, talents or career goals. Magnet schools are not neighborhood specific-so students who reside anywhere in the Pittsburgh Public School District can apply to attend. BECAUSE OF THE PARTNERSHIP WILKINSBURG HAS WITH PITTSBURGH, WILKINSBURG STUDENTS MAY ALSO APPLY FOR MAGNET PROGRAMS FOR UPCOMING 7TH GRADE.
Please follow this link for more information: http://www.pps.k12.pa.us/Page/496
2017/2018 Sixth Grade students should apply for the 2018/2019 School Year as soon as registration opens, but CAPA Applications are due by mid-October.
Acting Principal: Pamela Parks
Assistant Principal: Dr. Bernard Taylor
Street Address:1101 N Murtland St, Pittsburgh, PA 15208
Office Phone: 412-529-3940
“Everything looks so nice and new.”
-Wilkinsburg student during a tour of Pittsburgh Westinghouse Academy
— 8 Science Labs
— 6 Dedicated Computer Labs
— 2 Art Labs
— 2 Music Labs
— 7 CTE Labs
Advanced Placement Courses:
Pittsburgh Westinghouse Academy also offers a number of Advanced Placement courses, including courses in Biology, English, and Writing.
Career and Technical Education (CTE) Programs Include:
— Business of Sports Academy
— Culinary Arts
— Health Careers
— Public Safety — Fire, Police, EMT coming 2016-17 school year
All CTE programs are fully accredited with Pennsylvania State and licensure/certification. Students in these programs receive industry recognized training, professional development, internships, community service, field placements and job placement opportunities.“
I love this school. I love all the people and I want to go here so bad.”
-Wilkinsburg student after meeting teachers and faculty members
Pittsburgh Westinghouse Academy Philosophy:
— Promote academic success.
— Encourage students to dream big; work hard toward high aspirations and hope.
— Work to replace low expectations with the belief that inside every child is a Promise.
— With appropriate attention, care, effort, and needed resources, this Promise will be fulfilled.
Additional Educational Services:
Pittsburgh Westinghouse Academy offers a variety of additional educational services as well, including learning support, speech and language, hearing and vision, life skills support, emotional support, occupational therapy and physical therapy.