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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 1463 Chartiers Ave #3rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15220
  • ADA Accessible Yes
  • Phone (412) 529-3110
  • Uniform No
  • School Colors Red, Blue and Silver
  • District 9
  • Students 251
  • FAX (412) 928-3106
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  • Hours 9:10AM - 3:55PM


  • Pittsburgh Classical is a school-wide magnet program. We are located in Pittsburgh's West End neighborhood. We provide a strong academic core of communications and literary studies, science, social studies, and math. Our curriculum includes an in-depth look at the influence classical societies have had on our modern, western world and how we can continue to use those ideas to help shape our future world. In addition, we emphasize art education, physical education, Spanish language, and instrumental music. We enhance our curriculum by integrating technology through the use of our three computer labs, smart boards, ELMOs, and distance learning. As part of our classical focus, we provide students with several interdisciplinary experiences, some unique art opportunities and a special way to celebrate our learning at the end of each year.



    Classical 6-8, located at 1463 Chartiers Ave 3rd Floor, was built in 1974. The 4 story building a total area of 224,105 square feet.

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

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