Pittsburgh Miller PreK-5
An African-Centered Academy
Trib Live | JOANNE KLIMOVICH HARROP | Tuesday, June 14, 2022 10:34 p.m.
ABOUT OUR SCHOOL
Pittsburgh Miller PreK-5, located in Pittsburgh's Hill District, is an African-Centered Academy, teaching and promoting the history and culture of people of African descent and the principles of Nguzo Saba. Pittsburgh Miller PreK-5 creates a culture of excellence through high expectations and accountability for all stakeholders where failure is not an option. Our student-centered approach to education is designed to provide every child with a gratifying yet rigorous school experience, every day, every period, from bell to bell. We provide a quality comprehensive education in which teachers believe all children can learn. We use both traditional and innovative teaching and learning methods to draw from each child his or her unique gifts of knowledge and understanding. Our teaching staff is engaging in a study of Human Centered Design to become equipped with creative and innovative teaching methods to enhance the school experience. We are deliberate and intentional in ensuring that our students of color feel connected to their culture and heritage. Our vision is to create the type of learning environment that empowers students through a sense of cultural location and self-worth. Every child at Pittsburgh Miller PreK-5 receives a value-based education utilizing an Afrocentric approach that will prepare him or her to be thinkers who are competent, confident contributors to our society.
At Miller African Centered Academy, we are striving towards excellence in student performance in academics, behavior, and community. Our goal is to ensure that we add value to every student in reading, mathematics, writing and science as indicated by local and state standardized assessments. We pledge to do this work, by examining racial equity to become non-racist educators who provide academically challenging teaching and learning environments for all children. Educators at Pittsburgh Miller are consistently involved in developing professionally; gaining the skill set needed to develop the Whole Child. It is our goal to ensure that all of our students are able to demonstrate personal responsibility and respect for self and others in school as well as within their community. As a result, we teach and provide opportunities for students to practice the seven Nguzo Saba Principles each day, which help them develop character, personal responsibility and self-awareness. We also offer a wide range of student activities including the Miller Drummers and Dancers,Kids of Steel-Health and Wellness initiative, Basketball Team, Creative Writing Club, Strong Women Strong Girls, PBIS, Creative Dramatics, DREAMTEAM-Student Council and 5th grade Dancing Classrooms.
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Miller Early Childhood
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Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS)
Parent School Community Council (PSCC)
Miller PreK-5, located at 2055 Bedford Ave, was built in 1906. The 3 story building a total area of 60,691 square feet.