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    2024 Breakfast of Champions

    Princeton, Yale, Brown, and the University of Pittsburgh are among the impressive post-secondary institutions accepting Pittsburgh Public Schools (PPS) students this fall. The PPS 2024 Breakfast of Champion celebrated the 78 students who have risen to the top of their class to be named valedictorian or salutatorian.

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    Student Envoy End of Year Celebration

    The Student Envoy Project, held in partnership with the Efficacy Institute since 2015, mobilizes students by engaging them as active and essential partners in improving their academic performance and impacting classroom and school culture

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    Board Member Town Hall Meetings

    Central to the success and refinement of the final Facilities Utilization Plan is a commitment to community engagement. Join your Board Member for a town hall meeting and add your voice to the conversation as we work towards a final plan that achieves Equity, Excellence, and Efficiency across Pittsburgh Public Schools.

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  • Address 220 40th St, Pittsburgh, PA 15201
  • ADA Accessible Yes
  • Phone (412) 529-5740
  • Uniform No
  • School Colors Red and Black
  • District 2
  • Students 146
  • FAX (412) 622-5743
  • Mascot Patriots
  • Hours 8:40AM - 3:25PM
  • Pittsburgh Arsenal 6-8 is a Star School Students and Teachers Achieving Results (STAR) is a school-level award to recognize all staff represented by the Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers in schools making   extraordinary gains in student achievement. Certain schools within PPS have been making extraordinary contributions to student growth, and now we have a way to recognize   their accomplishments.


  • Pittsburgh Arsenal 6-8 is an English as a Second Language (ESL) regional center and provides support for students new to English Language while providing access to the mainstream curriculum. We are a small neighborhood school that provides all of the educational resources and opportunities of a comprehensive middle school in Pittsburgh's Lawrenceville community. Our students represent over twenty-six countries, including Kenya, Somalia, Burundi, Japan, China and Mexico and provide a diverse student population where students learn to acknowledge and appreciate various cultures. At Arsenal, students work together and develop leadership skills that prepare them for the Pittsburgh Promise. Every student is provided a challenging curriculum that teaches the habits of the mind necessary for higher achievement in all content areas. While all students enter Arsenal with varying levels of achievement, our goal is to strengthen and improve every student's academic performance in preparation for high school.

    Students at Pittsburgh Arsenal 6-8 are provided intensive enrichment and academic support to increase reading and math proficiency. Students have access to 90-minute English/Language Arts and Mathematics classes, as well as in-school tutoring programs that allow teachers additional time to focus on individual student needs. Our students have demonstrated consistent success in mathematics and reading and have access to Algebra 1, as well as computer-based learning opportunities to strengthen basic skills. In addition to our core curriculum classes of Science and Social Studies, students also have the opportunity to engage in Art, Music, Library Skills and Physical Education for a balanced schedule that includes a focus on health and arts appreciation. 

    Pittsburgh Arsenal 6-8 offers a complete sports program including basketball, soccer, cross-country, volleyball, swimming, flag-football and wrestling. In addition, Arsenal 6-8 offers in-school Social Emotional Learning activities in Art, Music and Technology and various physical activities through community partnerships. Mentoring is also available through Big Brothers/Big Sister's, Gwen's Girls, Mawatu, and Expect Respect during each week for interested students in grades 6-8. East End Cooperative Ministries also offers mentoring that extends beyond the school day into the community. Arsenal 6-8 is also focused on positive self-image and healthy decisions. We maintain a CHAMP program through Children's Hospital and have on-site access to Children's Hospital nurses and services. Mercy Behavioral Health and Family Links provides a variety of social skills groups and therapeutic options to assist students in need.

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        Arsenal 6-8, located at 220 40th Street, was built in 1930. The 5 story building a total area of 167,962 square feet.

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