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    Teens who spend time in Downtown Pittsburgh say they need a welcoming neighborhood, more safe spaces

    90.5 WESA | By Sarah Schneider Published January 26, 2023 at 5:35 AM EST Pittsburgh Mayor Ed Gainey and City Council President Theresa Kail-Smith plan to establish an advisory committee that will be tasked with opening centers as part of Gainey’s “Plan for Peace.”

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  •  Pittsburgh CAPA graduate accepted to world-renowned dance company

    Pittsburgh CAPA graduate accepted to world-renowned dance company

    Garland, 20, joined Pittsburgh Creative and Performing Arts school (CAPA) in eighth grade and received classical training. Since then, he’s been involved in numerous companies, programs, and camps, the most notable of which is his recent admission to the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. He’s making the move during his junior year at University of Southern California's Glorya Kaufman School of Dance and the middle of Ailey’s season.

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  •  Surprise bicycle delivery made at Pittsburgh elementary school

    Surprise bicycle delivery made at Pittsburgh elementary school

    PITTSBURGH — Kindergarten students at Pittsburgh Minadeo PreK-5 in Squirrel Hill started cruising in physical education class on Monday, thanks to a surprise delivery of 24 bicycles. Engineering company HDR and All Kids Bike provided the school with the bikes, helmets, and more, as part of an initiative that seeks to teach kids how to ride at school.

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  • Address 810 Arch St, Pittsburgh, PA 15212
  • ADA Accessible Yes
  • Phone (412) 529-4115
  • Uniform Khaki or navy blue pants, shorts, skirts and dresses. White, light blue or navy shirts.
  • School Colors Blue and White
  • District 8
  • Students 145
  • FAX (412) 323-4114
  • Mascot Allegheny Astros
  • Hours 9:10AM - 3:55PM


  • Where Every Challenge is an Opportunity! Pittsburgh Allegheny 6-8 is a whole school Traditional Academy Magnet School located in Pittsburgh's North Side community. It sits in a prime location that provides teachers and students the opportunity to partner with the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh, The National Aviary, Carnegie Science Center, Community College of Allegheny County, Carnegie Library, The Pittsburgh Steelers Football, and the Pittsburgh Pirates Baseball teams. Our school emphasizes academic achievement, structure, discipline, character development, technology proficiency, and community responsibility. We embrace the Community of Caring Core Values of Responsibility, Respect, Trust, Care, and Family. Our children will behave appropriately, respect cultural diversity, and will develop self-discipline, self-confidence, and self-reliance. Student affirmation will result in proud and successful children. Students will provide service to their schools and the community. Parents will support the philosophy and practices of the Traditional Academy, and will be engaged as partners in the education of their children. Teachers and administrators will fine tune skills and seek professional development opportunities to improve their effectiveness. Collaborative efforts of educators, parents and the community help us to achieve our goals for all our students.

    All students have equitable access to instructional technology, which includes: ActivBoard, Read 180, Compass Learning Reading and Math programs, and classroom computers, as well as a fully equipped computer lab. Other special programs for students include: Pittsburgh Gifted Program, Title I school wide program, learning support classes, school-wide positive behavior support system, Student Assistant Program, and conflict mediation.

    Pittsburgh Allegheny 6-8 also offers opportunities to participate in choral and instrumental ensembles, grade level service learning projects, portfolio review, extended day program, book clubs, Science Fair, Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science Competition, Career Day, participation in the African American Challenge Bowl, and recently received the NFL Play 60 Fitness grant. Sports include interscholastic volleyball, cross-country, basketball, swimming, soccer, and wrestling. Other activities include intramural sports, National Junior Honor Society, Step Team, the Mayor's Stash the Trash Campaign, Yearbook Club, K.R.U.N.K., ASSEMBLE, S.T.E.M. Stars, Youth Places, Digital Corps, and School Newspaper Club. School-community partnerships include Mercy Behavioral Health, Pittsburgh Children's Museum, Sprout, Pittsburgh Project, the Carnegie Science Center, and the National Aviary.

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        Allegheny 6-8, located at 810 Arch St, was built in 1904. The 4 story building a total area of 28,857 square feet.

      • 1 Science Lab
      • 5 Classroom Computer Labs
      • 0 Dedicated Computer Labs
      • 1 Art Lab
      • 3 Music Labs
      • 0 Multi-Purpose Rooms
      • 0 CTE Labs
      • 1 Gym
      • 1 Pool
      • 1 Auditorium
      • 1 Cafeteria
      • 1 Library

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