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    Pittsburgh Carmalt PreK-8


    A Science and Technology Academy


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  • Address 1550 Breining St, Pittsburgh, PA 15234
  • Hours 9:10AM - 3:55PM
  • Phone (412) 529-7760
  • FAX (412) 885-7764
  • ADA Accessible Yes
  • Uniform Solid black, navy blue or khaki dress pants, capris, skirts or skorts. Solid white, light blue, navy, black, yellow, khaki or gold collared shirts.
  • School Colors Black and Gold
  • District 6
  • Students 538
  • Mascot Carmalt Dragons


  • Pittsburgh Carmalt is a uniform whole school Magnet located in Pittsburgh's Brookline neighborhood that specializes in Science and Technology.  Technology and science are infused through cross curriculum planning for all students. Science and technology are integrated throughout the school day to prepare students for our ever-changing world. Technology instruction begins with kindergartners and progresses through eighth grade. Certified science teachers teach all science classes. Carmalt utilizes two well-equipped computer classrooms; Web-based learning programs and the Microsoft Office Suite.  Carmalt has mobile laptop labs that travel to classrooms for student use in all content areas. Learning is enhanced with the use of Smart Boards, Elmos, school I-Pads, response key programs and video conferencing.  The faculty, staff, students, parents and community of Pittsburgh Carmalt PreK-8 is committed to building pride in academic excellence.

    Structured caring is the key to Carmalt's student success. We strive to provide a place where all children can learn when expectations are set to the highest level and commitment to high student achievement is uncompromising. Friendliness, Integrity, Respect and Engagement are valued as vital components of personal growth for everyone.  F.I.R.E. represents our school-wide academic and behavior expectations.  Character development is emphasized each day, along with a monthly challenge centered on Social-Emotional Learning competencies.  Carmalt’s Student of the Month is selected based on practicing and exhibiting the monthly social-emotional learning competency.  Each month there is a different SEL challenge for students to focus on learning, improving, and earning their way towards the Student of the Month Award.  Pittsburgh Carmalt's high expectations and goals for the entire school community are communicated and supported in order to sustain the vision of every student becoming a life-long learner and a change-maker for our world. Pittsburgh Carmalt offers educational opportunities for all students to embrace cultural diversity in a responsive-learning environment.   

    Additionally, Carmalt offers soccer, softball, flag-football, cross country and basketball boys and girls sport teams, and intramurals for students in grades 4-8.  Students participate in many activities including chorus, student council, and Think-A-Thon.  Students engage in many competitions such as Westinghouse Energy for the Future Contest, STEM Stars, Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science, Future Sim City Competition, Kids Creating Community Contest, the Citizen Bank Essay contest and African American History Bowl. 

    Principal: Alexa Tokarski Jones, atokarskijones1@pghschools.org, 412-529-7760
    School Nurse: Jessica Schreiner, jschreiner1@pghschools.org, 412-529-7900
    School Counselor: Caterina Molinaro, cmolinaro1@pghschools.org, 412-529-7899

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        Carmalt PreK-8, located at 1550 Breining St, was built in 1935. The 3 story building a total area of 109,888 square feet.

      • 2 Science Labs
      • 3 Classroom Computer Labs
      • 0 Dedicated Computer Labs
      • 1 Art Lab
      • 0 Music Labs
      • 0 Multi-Purpose Rooms
      • 0 CTE Labs
      • 1 Gym
      • 0 Pools
      • 0 Auditoriums
      • 1 Cafeteria
      • 1 Library

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