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    Teens who spend time in Downtown Pittsburgh say they need a welcoming neighborhood, more safe spaces

    90.5 WESA | By Sarah Schneider Published January 26, 2023 at 5:35 AM EST Pittsburgh Mayor Ed Gainey and City Council President Theresa Kail-Smith plan to establish an advisory committee that will be tasked with opening centers as part of Gainey’s “Plan for Peace.”

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  •  Pittsburgh CAPA graduate accepted to world-renowned dance company

    Pittsburgh CAPA graduate accepted to world-renowned dance company

    Garland, 20, joined Pittsburgh Creative and Performing Arts school (CAPA) in eighth grade and received classical training. Since then, he’s been involved in numerous companies, programs, and camps, the most notable of which is his recent admission to the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. He’s making the move during his junior year at University of Southern California's Glorya Kaufman School of Dance and the middle of Ailey’s season.

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  •  Surprise bicycle delivery made at Pittsburgh elementary school

    Surprise bicycle delivery made at Pittsburgh elementary school

    PITTSBURGH — Kindergarten students at Pittsburgh Minadeo PreK-5 in Squirrel Hill started cruising in physical education class on Monday, thanks to a surprise delivery of 24 bicycles. Engineering company HDR and All Kids Bike provided the school with the bikes, helmets, and more, as part of an initiative that seeks to teach kids how to ride at school.

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  • Address 215 39th St, Pittsburgh, PA 15201
  • ADA Accessible Yes
  • Phone (412) 529-7307
  • Uniform Light Yellow, Navy Blue or Baby Blue Collared Oxford (button down) OR Collared Polo Shirts ONLY. Navy Blue or Khaki pants, walking shorts, skirts, and/or jumpers no more than 2-inches above the knee (no cargo pants)
  • School Colors Blue and Yellow
  • District 2
  • Students 228
  • FAX (412) 622-7310
  • Mascot Building a community of learners.
  • Hours 9:10AM - 3:55PM


  • Pittsburgh Arsenal PreK-5 is a neighborhood school located in Pittsburgh's Lawrenceville community with a diverse population that provides an academic environment that focuses on developing the whole child. We believe that every child can achieve excellence and it is our goal to provide students with the skills, knowledge, tools, and support they need to excel in life. We emphasize high academic standards to promote student achievement in a highly structured and disciplined school environment. The instructional program is designed around the District's comprehensive curriculum, emphasizing the Pennsylvania learning standards in reading, math, writing, science, social studies, art, music and physical education. Our school is a Regional English as a Second Language site. One-third of our population consists of students learning the English language. We have 18 countries represented at Arsenal and 14 languages spoken.


    To complement our academic program, Pittsburgh Arsenal Pre K-5 offers activities and programs to enrich the whole child. Our programming includes a community-led after school tutoring program, instrumental music, chorus, culturally responsive art activities and African drumming. All children in 4th and 5th grade learn to play the piano during music classes and there is an intramural sports program after school for 3rd - 5th students. We also build upon the leadership skills of responsible students through opportunities to participate in Student Council and Safety Patrol. We partner with various community organizations to enhance the learning environment including a health and wellness program with UPMC St. Margaret. Additional community partners include Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Reading is Fundamental, Lawrenceville United and Strong Women, Strong Girls to provide additional literacy, community, and mentoring opportunities for our students.

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        Arsenal PreK-5, located at 215 39th St, was built in 1930. The 5 story building a total area of 167,962 square feet.

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