2021-2022 All-School Unit


Spring Production Date

Dress Rehearsal To Be Announced


To Be Announced


The All-School Unit
& Spring Production

Learning Together With the All-School Unit

The All-School Unit is one example of PUCS’s integral curriculum.

PUCS Faculty meets each spring with our Special Events and Curriculum Resource Consultant to brainstorm an All-School Unit topic. Once this is decided, together they develop enduring understanding and essential questions for the unit. The Curriculum Resource Consultant prepares a resource packet for teachers who develop the details and lesson plans for their unit. The Special Events Consultant helps develop field trips for the units, decorate the building, and later writes the script and lyrics based on student product from the unit for the Elementary Spring Production.  Middle School teachers include the topic as a recurring theme throughout their curriculum and instruction throughout the year.


Creating the Spring Production

The Annual Spring Production is based on our all-school unit. Each fall a different topic is studied in depth by the entire elementary school, giving them a broader knowledge and understanding of the topic across disciplines. This produces student-written songs, stories, skits, and movement that are put into a script form. During the month of February, the students rehearse; make revisions, and design costumes, sets and programs. The production is held in March and the entire community is invited to watch!

The 2022 Spring Production, “The Great PUCS Baking Show,” will be filmed and made available to families and friends on our Youtube Channel, rather than held in-person. Covid continues to present unpredictable challenges, so we feel this is our best option. We will post the Youtube link here once the show has been produced. For more details on this decision, please read this letter from our Education Director. 


Past All-School Units

2020-21 Insects
2019-20 Maps and Journeys
2018-19 Birds
2017-18 Land Transportation
2016-17 Storytelling: Folktales and Myths
2015-16 Bridges and Steel
2014-15 Farms
2013-14 Heroes
2012-13 Mystery
2011-12 Earth Diggers
2010-11 The Caribbean
2009-10 Flight
2008-09 Olympics
2007-08 Vision
2006-07 Australia
2005-06 Money
2004-05 Bees and Insects
2003-04 Lewis and Clark
2002-03 Books
2001-02 Water
2000-01 Advertising: Me, Myself and the Media
1999-2000 Time
1998-99 My Healthy Body
1997-98 Houses
1996-97 Plants
1995-96 Middle Ages
1994-95 Garbage
1993-94 Seasons
1992-93 Water
1991-92 Pittsburgh
1990-91 Celebrations
1989-90 Light
1988-89 Birds
1987-88 Transportation
1986-87 Forests Alive
1985-86 Who Am I?
1984-85 Sun, Moon and Stars
1983-84 Plants Alive
1981-82 Water

Past Spring Productions

2020-21 “Indispensable Insects”
2018-19 “The Path Home”
2017-18 “The Great Land Transportation Race”
2016-17 “The Remix of Story Forest”
2015-16 “The Story of Old Beam”
2014-15 “Diversity Farms”
2011-12 “Compost Café”
2010-11 “Caribbean Connection”
2009-10 “Sky Fly”
2008-09 “The Perfect Game”
2007-08 “Eye Spy”
2006-07 “The Great South Land”
2005-06 “Penny and Nickel make Perfect Sense”
2004-05 “What’s the Buzz”
2003-04 “Trail of Discovery”
2002-03 “Cover to Cover”
2001-02 “H2O”
2000-01 “Shaking the Air Waves”
1999-2000 “Extreme Time”
1998-99 “Cell Wars”
1997-98 “Coming Home”
1996-97 “Betsey’s Boogie Woogie Backyard Blues”
1991-92 “Where in the City is Pittsburgh Urban Christian School”
1990-91 “Celebrations on Parade”
1988-89 “Birds Around the World”
1981-82 Christmas Play