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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 201 S Graham St, Pittsburgh, PA 15206
  • ADA Accessible No
  • Phone (412) 529-2010
  • School Colors Blue
  • District 1
  • Students 334
  • FAX (412) 665-2038
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  • Hours 9:10AM - 3:55PM


  • Pittsburgh Montessori School PreK-5th grade is a public Montessori Magnet School that serves children of PreK (starting at 3 years of age) through 5th grade. The school is located in the heart of Pittsburgh's Friendship community, a diverse and vibrant neighborhood. The school campus has terrific grounds including a fenced and paved play area, beautiful shade trees, a peace garden and an edible garden! 

    Our vision at Pittsburgh Montessori is to perpetuate the Montessori philosophy in a peaceful learning environment while utilizing curriculum adopted by the Pittsburgh Public School District.  As a matter of fact, we are the only full public Montessori school in the State of Pennsylvania. We believe that through our work with children, there is much that we can do individually and collectively to bring humanity to a deeper understanding, a higher well-being. We pride ourselves in aligning Montessori pedagogy with Culturally Relevant Teaching strategies. The faculty, staff, students, parents and community of Pittsburgh Montessori School embrace the Montessori method to educate our children in a public-school setting. Our mission is to respect each child by providing a peaceful environment that fosters self-directed learning, encourages creative thinking, and cultivates a love for lifelong learning.

    Pittsburgh Montessori offers many extracurricular activities, including upper school basketball teams and track. During the school day, community building activities include: Peace council, Student Envoy, Garden Club, and Chess Club. Before and after school care is available through a private care provider approved by the District. 

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        Montessori PreK-5, located at 201 S. Graham Street, was built in 1900. The 3 story building a total area of 45,527 square feet.

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