The Pittsburgh region offers a number of options for residents desiring a private education for their children: traditional day schools, boarding schools and parochial schools are all available in the area. There are also a number of schools offering education and services to children with special needs, including the Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf and the Western Pennsylvania School for Blind Children. Through the Pennsylvania Department of Education you can search for private schools and other educational entities by county.
The Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf has provided tuition-free educational services to deaf and hard of hearing students since 1869. The school is located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and is the largest comprehensive center for the education of deaf and hard-of-hearing children in the state with approximately 200 students, both day and residential, who come from 100 school districts and 30 counties throughout the state.
The Western Pennsylvania School for Blind Children, located in the heart of Oakland, Pennsylvania, is an educational facility committed to training visually impaired students with additional disabilities.
EdNA (Education Names and Addresses) can be used to find name, address, administrator, and related information about the educational entities that PDE serves. These entities include school districts and their schools, intermediate units, area vocational technical schools, charter schools, nonpublic and private schools, higher education institutions, and many more.