Pittsburgh Colfax K-8
Pittsburgh Phillips K-5 had a slime the teacher event today to celebrate working hard to be respectful all month as part of their PBIS incentive. Third grade teacher Mrs. ElSabbagh was the brave staff member who was selected by students and families through a raffle at Back to School Night.
Superintendent Dr. Wayne N. Walters has been named the inaugural honoree of The Plant A Seed Experience. The experience supports the work of Plant A Seed Children’s Partnership Inc., which through its Working Supportive/Mentoring Curriculum supports youth with life skills that will guide them to better conflict resolution and decision-making - planting comprehensive skills for tomorrow’s generation today.
Twelve school across Pittsburgh Public Schools are among the 781 schools nationwide to be named as America’s Healthiest Schools for the 2022-2023 school year. The recognition, awarded by Alliance for a Healthier Generation (Healthier Generation), a leading children’s health organization, honors schools’ dedication to supporting the health and well-being of students, staff, and families.
ABOUT OUR SCHOOL
Pittsburgh Colfax K-8 is a neighborhood school nestled in the heart of the Squirrel Hill community. Colfax serves students living in parts of Squirrel Hill, East Hills, Homewood, Shadyside, and Point Breeze. In addition to a comprehensive academic core program, students who are assessed and meet district criteria established have access to gifted education at the Pittsburgh Gifted Center. Other offerings include English Language Learning Support, Speech and Language itinerant services, Instructional Support, Occupational Therapy, and Physical Therapy. Our students also have access to a school swimming pool that is utilized in grades 3-8 within their physical education classes.
We are committed to providing an opportunity for all children to learn within a safe, caring atmosphere designed to nurture the spirit and stimulate the intellect. With our total commitment to children, we feel we are succeeding in our mission to provide an enriching educational experience preparing our students to achieve academically, socially, and personally, so that they can succeed in all aspects of life.
Activities at Colfax K-8 are tailored by grade level and include Chess Club, Challenge 24 Club, Chorus, yearbook, student council, Reading and Math tutoring, First in Math, fourth and fifth grade basketball and swimming, Middle Level Clubs, Girls on the Run, Student Envoy, Middle School Interscholastic Sports include boys' and girls' soccer, basketball, swimming, and cross country. Colfax has partnerships with the Jewish Community Center, Pittsburgh Chess Club, Grow Pittsburgh, Frick Environmental Center, Frick Art and History Museum, Allderdice, Mercy Behavioral Health, University of Pittsburgh, and UPMC.
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Colfax K-8, located at 2332 Beechwood Blvd, was built in 1911. The 4 story building a total area of 104,223 square feet.
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