Your 8th grader’s potential for success is defined by the high school he/she attends. Apply Online

Come to City High’s 8th Graders NEW ADMISSIONS OPEN HOUSE to see where your child can embark on his or her greatest potential! RSVP today!

Current 9th & 10 Graders looking to transfer, APPLY NOW  for the limited transfer seats available and please plan on attending the Nov. 3rd Open House!

Don’t Miss these Important Admissions Deadlines and Application Dates!

Class of 2023

2023 Sibling Preference Period.  Monday, October 1st – Wednesday, October 31st.

2023 Pittsburgh Public School Preference Period.  Thursday, November 1st – Friday, November 30th.

New Admissions Open House.
Saturday,  November 3rd, 10:00 a.m. – 12 Noon.

2023 Open Enrollment will start December 1st. City High accepts applications from all areas including suburbs. Applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Apply Online

Class of 2022

Current Ninth Grade New Admissions.  Freshmen applications must be completed by September 28th to begin this Trimester.

APPLY ONLINE NOW!  Schedule a tour–call 412-690-CITY.

Class of 2021

Tenth Grade Applications Deadline is February 1, 2019.
Sophomores wishing to attend must apply by the deadline.
Applications for tenth grade admissions will close after 2/1/2019.

APPLY ONLINE NOW!  Schedule a tour–call 412-690-CITY.

*The cost of each student’s public education and laptop is paid for by taxpayer dollars. Laptops are theirs to keep upon graduation. © City High. City High is an Equal Rights and Opportunity Public School.



If you have questions, please call Jeremiah Mosser in Admissions at 412-690-CITY, Ext #121.



Class of 2023…only 180 seats are available, will you be one of them?

RSVP today!

See our NEW fitness center, visit classrooms and labs, and our cafeteria with a professionally equipped kitchen for chef-prepared lunches! Learn about students’ free laptops and cultural field trips, and why gave us an A- Rating in Health and Safety, and so much more.

You DO NOT need to live in the city of Pittsburgh to attend City High. We are a Tuition-FREE* public school, open to ALL students. 


June 24, 2018

My son is a Senior, class of 2018. I can’t even begin to put into words the vast difference my youngest son’s high school experience was compared to his two older siblings that attended our neighborhood high school. He went to places he may never have seen like New York and Costa Rica. He was in the school musical. He got amazing experience interning at The Renaissance Hotel where he met some pretty incredible people. He was even invited to come back during the summer breaks from College. The Senior year experience sets them up for the “real world”, no hand holding. 5 stars is actually an understatement to me. Great school!

—Celeste J. G., City High Class of 2018 Alumni Parent

Be a part of the success!

#1 School Performance Profile Top Scoring in all of PPS, and Allegheny County Charter and Cyber High Schools
—2017 PA Dept. of Education

#14 SPP out of all public, charters and cyber schools of Allegheny County! —PA Dept. of Education

96% Graduation Rate—Our teachers loop all four years with their students, a key element of our student retention and success.

100% Internship Completion—We partner with the Pittsburgh business community to provide real-world work experience, another unique element to our students’ success.



September 22, 2017
My 1st year of college math was all review for me; thanks to Mr. Harris! The internship I did in 11th grade helped me get a job this summer. The staff still cares for you even after you graduate. The teachers are friendly and helpful. I am a proud alumni. 
—Courtney S., Class of 2016, City Charter High School

Why City High?

FREE* laptop 24/7—wireless classrooms, laptop is yours to keep after graduation.

Microsoft Office & Adobe certifications.

Opportunities to earn college credits at CCAC or Point Park University.

Career Mapping for each student.

Post High School Planning Team – provides training and support for college, trade/tech school or direct-to-work students.

Required professional attire.

Year-round classes/emphasis on academics.

Private study carrels and wing for seniors.

Small school – individual attention.

Leadership encouragement.

Student run robotics team & program workshops.

Cultural field trips.

Required service learning.

New on-site fitness center.

Dances and clubs.



September 22, 2017
My twins go there. They are on their 3rd year. They love it. Best thing we ever did was send them to City High. 
—Kellie Cathleen F., Parent, City Charter High School

Health & Safety is Key

City High’s diligent and proactive health and safety departments are the backbone of our academic success, because learning happens when students feel safe. 

Staffed with a full-time Nurse, full-time Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC) and a  full-time Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW).

Risk Assessments are completed yearly by:
PA State Police, Pittsburgh Emergency Management & Department of Homeland Security.

A- Health & Safety Rating—

Ensuring a safer place for learning.

  1 Enhanced Anti-bullying Policy
  2 ALICE-Certified Training at 100% —Staff and Students
  3 Facility Safeguards

  • Secure Ballistic Lobby
  • 82 Monitored Cameras
  • ID Secured Entrance
  • Emergency Panic Buttons
  • Direct Link to the Pittsburgh Police
  • Community Tip Line

Limited Seats are still available for the current 10th Grade, but you must Apply NOW  to enroll, after February 1, 2019 NO new sophomores will be accepted.

CITY CHARTER HIGH SCHOOL is a public charter school approved by the Pittsburgh Public School (PPS) Board but is not a PPS-operated school. We are self governed with a private elected Board. Our location in Pittsburgh still allows our students to apply for the Pittsburgh Promise Scholarship Program!