Pittsburgh Schiller 6-8 is a partial magnet school located on Pittsburgh’s North Side. Commencing with the 2015-16 school year we have been approved to begin phasing in a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) Magnet Program. We will continue our Classical Academy Programming with our continuing 7th and 8th graders. Pittsburgh Schiller’s mission is to educate every child to high standards in a safe, orderly, and caring school environment. We intend to provide our students with a foundation for college and career readiness. Pittsburgh Schiller offers a PSP Algebra I class for 8th graders who show exceptional aptitude in mathematics. We also have a wonderful music program that produces a musical every spring. At the end of the year, students are required to complete a Keynote presentation in order to highlight their experience at Schiller for community members.
Pittsburgh Schiller uses the PBIS Model, and we incorporate P.R.I.D.E. (Positive, Respectful, Involved, Disciplined and Engaged) into all aspects of our day. This program allows our students to take “PRIDE” in the school and their academics. Schiller uses a token economy system that allows the students to earn Stallion Cash as a reward for positive behavior, and they have an opportunity to shop at our school store several times per month to earn incentives.
Students are also given an outlet to show their creative and athletic side by participation in stimulating after school activities, clubs, and sports. Pittsburgh Schiller provides students with numerous extracurricular activities, sports, and outstanding community partnerships to enrich student learning. Activities include: Yearbook, African American History Challenge Bowl, Newspaper, STEM Stars (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics), and Arts in Action, Positive Spin, and many more. Schiller students are also afforded the opportunity to showcase their athletic talent in such sports as boys and girls cross country, basketball, soccer, swimming, and Allegheny Youth Development (AYD)/Judo. Many of our students participate in after-school programs at the Sarah Heinz House, which is conveniently located right across the street. Unique partnerships with Big Brothers / Big Sisters, Carnegie Science Center, Marilynn G. Rabb Foundation for the Arts (MGR) and Mercy Behavioral Health Services round out Pittsburgh Schiller’s enrichment opportunities for students.
Additional Educational Services:
Learning Support, Speech & Language, Itinerant Hearing and Vision, Autistic Support, Emotional Support, Occupation Therapy and Physical Therapy