For help with learning at home, after school program, home schooling, and locating resources for kids with learning disabilities, this list has Pittsburgh education resources for you.
- The REACH Foundation advocates and educates the public on the benefits of tuition tax credits, charter schools (including cyber charter schools) and homeschooling. Click here for more info.
- Pittsburgh Public Schools Magnet Schools and Programs allows 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. Click here for more info.
- Thinking about Homeschooling? Click here.
- Need a list of Pittsburgh Independent Schools? Click here.
- FAME‘s (Fund for Advancement of Minority Education) mission is to educate, empower and embolden African American youth to become student ambassadors of today, leaders of tomorrow, and stewards of their communities by providing access to college preparatory education at participating independent schools in the Greater Pittsburgh area through the provision of need based financial assistance. Click here for more info.
- The Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit Program allows students in the bottom 15% of schools statewide to obtain a scholarship to attend a participating public or private school through the Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit (OSTC) Program. Click here for more info.
- The Children’s Scholarship Fund of Pa
- The Extra Mile Education Foundation provides scholarships for low-income children to attend Pittsburgh Catholic schools. Click here for more info.
- Crossroads(Catholic School Scholarships) provide promising youth who have limited options access to a quality Catholic high school education by nurturing their academic and personal growth so they are prepared to succeed in college and in life. Click here for more info.
- PACE believes in partnering with the child, family, school district and behavioral/mental health providers to develop an individual education program for every student with emotional, behavioral or social challenges and/or autism. Click here for more info.
- A+ Schools helps you navigate your way to identifying schools that will work best for you and your child. Click here for more info.
- Wesley Family and Services provides multiple resources and services related to justice & child welfare, community empowerment, education, IDD’s, and autism. Click here for a detailed list of services.
- Focus on Renewal offers a positive parenting program. Through their involvement in PAT, parents work with a parent educator to gain knowledge that will help ensure that their children will learn, grow and develop to realize their full potential. They also have a free, year-round family center. They offer kindergarten readiness (ages 3-5), weekly parent groups, family field trips and fun nights, and more. Click here for more info.
Resources for children with developmental delays
- Alliance for Infants and Toddlers provides early intervention services, offering a variety of supports and services designed to build and enhance the natural learning that occurs in the early years. Click here for more info.
- Allegheny Intermediate Unit offers a variety of unique, child-focused special education services for students with special needs. Click here for more info.
- Pittsburgh Public Schools offers developmental screenings in the areas of cognitive, physical, communication, social and emotional, self-help, hearing and vision. Click here for more info.