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    Pittsburgh Colfax K-8

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  • Hours 8:15-3:10
  • ADA Accessible Yes
  • Phone (412) 529-3525
  • Uniform No
  • School Colors Blue and Gold
  • Students 715
  • District 4
  • FAX (412) 422-4896
  • Mascot Cobra


  • 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 have access to gifted education at the Pittsburgh Gifted Center. Our school offers Spanish language courses and English as a Second Language teachers to meet the needs of English Language Learners. Other offerings include Learning Support, Speech and Language itinerant services, Instructional Support, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy and interscholastic athletics. 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 academic excellence and strength of character, so they have the opportunity to succeed in all aspects of life.


    Activities at Colfax K-8 are tailored by grade level and include Chess Club, Challenge 24 Club, Think-A-Thon, Chorus, yearbook, student council, Sectum Energy Team, Reading and Math tutoring, First in Math, Merit Scholars, fourth and fifth grade basketball and swimming, Girls on the Run, cheerleading, Tech-Girls, Guys-Read, Student Newspaper, Middle School Interscholastic Sports include boys and girls soccer, basketball, swimming, and cross country. Colfax has partnerships with the Jewish Community Center, CMU Science Squad, Pittsburgh Chess Club, Grow Pittsburgh, Frick Environmental Center, Frick Art and History Museum, Allderdice, Oasis Intergenerational Tutoring, 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.

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

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