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    NO SCHOOL Monday, October 10, 2022 Early Childhood, PreK-5, & 6-8 Schools Friday, October 14, 2022 Early Head Start, 6-12, High School & Special Schools

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  •  The Chersky Family Parent engagement starts at home.  It’s hard for Bill Chersky not to be involved

    The Chersky Family

    It’s hard for Bill Chersky not to be involved in his son’s education. As a teacher at Pittsburgh Obama, Bill saw his son throughout the school day. “Other teachers would text my dad about me,” admits Dylan. But even though Dylan has moved on to Pittsburgh CAPA, the Cherskys are still engaged in Dylan’s learning, especially at home

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  •  Pittsburgh SciTech students explain why we have leap years

    Pittsburgh SciTech students explain why we have leap years

    PITTSBURGH — Thursday is Feb. 29, or Leap Day. As we know, it only comes around once every four years — but what's the reason behind it? At Pittsburgh Science and Technology Academy, eighth graders Ayanna Hall and Katie Hamner are working out the math explaining the science behind the mystical date of Feb. 29.

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    A Celebration of Brilliance: Dr. Mary Lee Brady-Atkins inducted into Westinghouse High School Wall of Fame

    Thursday, February 8, 2024, was a humongous day in the City of Pittsburgh, at Westinghouse High School, and in the life of Dr. Mary Lee Brady-Atkins. The oldest living descendant of Sally Hemings, who was born on May 11, 1928, and at age 95, was recognized for her “extraordinary works” and “unforgettable life” during a ceremony at her alma mater, Westinghouse.

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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 528
  • Mascot Carmalt Dragons


  • Pittsburgh Carmalt is a uniform whole school Magnet located in Pittsburgh's Brookline neighborhood that specializes in Science and Technology.  Science and technology are integrated throughout the school day to prepare students for our ever-changing world. Technology and science instruction begins with students in Kindergarten and progresses through the eighth (8th) grade. Certified science and technology educators teach specific grade-level classes. Technology classes extend beyond basic computer science skills and engage students in coding and engineering opportunities.  Educational technology is used in a one-to-one format in all class subjects to support, reinforce, and enrich learning and skill mastery. Teaching and learning are also enhanced by the use of Smart Boards and large touch screens at each grade-level.  A new STEAM course is now offered to all students in Grades K-5 and S.E.A. (Science, Enrichment & Academic) Club Time continues to be offered to all students in Grades 1-8, promoting student choice in learning driven by the integration of the arts and social-emotional learning opportunities.  Our  approach to learning leads our students to dream, discover, grow, and achieve. 

    Structured support and accountability is key to Carmalt student success. We strive to provide a learning environment where all children can learn when expectations are set to the highest level and commitment to 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, (PBIS). Social-emotional learning is taught and reinforced daily, along with a semester challenge centered on focal social-emotional competencies efficacy.  Carmalt’s SEL Champions are selected based on practicing and exhibiting the monthly social-emotional learning competency.  Student voice leads our community of learners through the Student Envoy advisory for both Grades 3-5 & Grades 6-8.  The Student Envoy provides students a space to lead change at both the school and district levels.  

    Additionally, Carmalt offers soccer, flag-football, cross country and basketball sport teams for Grades 6-8, and intramurals for students in Grades 3-5.  Students participate in many activities, including chorus, STEM Stars, Strong Women, Strong Girls, Pittsburgh Regional Science & Engineering Fair, SECTUM, Pittsburgh Opera Theatre Tots, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Artist Teaching Residency, and Pittsburgh's CLO Vision Program. 

    Principal: Alexa Tokarski Jones, atokarskijones1@pghschools.org, 412-529-7892
    Assistant Principa:  Victoria Burgess-Davis, vburgess1@pghschools.org, 412-529-3998

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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.

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

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