Receive financial aid 64% Single parent households 18% Households below poverty level 8%
City of Pittsburgh 55% Pittsburgh Public Schools15% Highland Park, Morningside, Garfield 21% Oakland, Greenfield2% North Side, Hill District2% Woodland Hills 26% Wilkinsburg 14% Penn Hills2%
Churches represented at PUCS 30+ PUCS parents who are pastors 7
Caring for the Whole Child
At Pittsburgh Urban Christian School (PUCS), we encourage our students to get out of their seats, to explore the world around them, and to ask challenging questions. We inspire students to see all of life as interconnected while we practice learning and serving in a diverse, urban setting.
We believe our approach to education guides and shapes children’s God-given curiosity about the world, which helps them thrive beyond our walls as they grow academically, emotionally and spiritually.
Faculty and Academics
TEACHER RETENTION AND EXPERIENCE
On average, our faculty have been teaching at PUCS for 7 years. 10 of our 34 faculty and staff hold advanced degrees.
At this time, we are staffed to provide differentiated instruction for a few special needs. Speech therapy, counseling, and tutoring are available on site. We require a pre-admission assessment to determine if PUCS is a good fit for each student.
STANDARDIZED ACHIEVEMENT TEST
PUCS utilizes the TerraNova Standardized Achievement Test to measure student performance against national averages. While not a complete picture of our students’ abilities, these tests provide a comparative measurement tool for parents, teachers, and prospective high schools. Scores indicate the average grade level (year and month of school) of performance:
WHERE OUR ALUMNI ATTEND HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE
Our students are well prepared to attend the high school of their choice. In recent years PUCS alumni have chosen Central Catholic, Oakland Catholic, The Neighborhood Academy, Trinity Christian School, Winchester-Thurston, and Pittsburgh Public Schools (including Pittsburgh Allerdice Pre-Engineering Magnet, CAPA, Pittsburgh Obama Academy, Science & Technology Academy)
Universities and colleges of choice include Harvard, Princeton, Carnegie Mellon, Chatham, Slippery Rock, Boston, Temple, Robert Morris, Drexel, Penn State, Eastern, Grove City, Wheaton, CCAC, and the University of Pittsburgh.