Want to learn more? Schedule a small group tour today.

School tours are available every thursday while classes are in session. Call 412-690-City and ask for Ms. Davis to schedule your tour today. Please note tours fill up fast.

Join us and you’ll be able to see where your child can embark on their greatest potential! Find out how our unique Looping of teachers with student all four years is a key part of building academic strength, producing the highest “Pittsburgh Promise Scholarship Eligibility” of all Pittsburgh Public Schools. See our complete 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 niche.com gave us an “A” rating in Health and Safety. City High is an “ALICE Certified Organization,” one of only 16 organizations in the state of Pennsylvania to receive this certification.

Apply Now—only 180 ninth graders are accepted for the 2020-2021 school year.

Students looking to transfer into the 9th and 10th grade now are also encouraged to schedule a tour. Current 9th and 10th transferring students must apply before January 24, 2020.

City High is a Tuition-FREE* public high school, open to ALL students.


Sibling Preference
October 1st – 31st, 2019

Pittsburgh Residents November 1st – 30th, 2019

Non-Pittsburgh Residents December 1st, 2019 – onward

A waiting list will be formed once all seats are filled

Current 9th & 10th Grade Application Deadline
January 24th

After the January 24th deadline current 10th graders (2022) will no longer be accepted. Current 9th graders (2023) submitting applications after January 24th, 2020 will need to apply for 10th grade for the 2020-2021 school year.


You DO NOT need to live in the city of Pittsburgh to attend City High.

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 privately elected Board. Our location in Pittsburgh still allows our students to apply for the Pittsburgh Promise Scholarship Program!

*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.









#1 Best Charter High School in Pittsburgh and Allegheny County, #11 in Pennsylvania! –niche.com

96% Graduation Rate, Class of 2019
Our teachers loop all four years with their students, a key element of our student retention and success.

92% Qualify for the The Pittsburgh Promise
Highest Promise Eligible School of all Pittsburgh Public Schools. 

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

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

Technology Infused
Mandatory technology classes, and robotics and programming electives.

Why City High?

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

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

Microsoft Office & Adobe certifications

Career Mapping for each student

Opportunities to earn college credits at CCAC or Point Park University

Cultural Field Trips to New York, Niagara Falls, Presque Isle, Camp Kon-o-Kwee and Costa Rica

Student run robotics team & program workshops

Required professional attire

Year-round classes/emphasis on academics

Private study carrels and wing for seniors

Small school – individual attention

Leadership encouragement

New on-site fitness center

Dances and clubs


Safety comes first!

A Safety Rating—niche.com
City High’s diligent and proactive health and safety departments ensure a safer place for learning.

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

Enhanced Anti-bullying Policy

ALICE-Certified Training at 100% participation—Staff and Students

City Charter High School is officially an “ALICE Certified Organization,” one of only 16 organizations in the state of Pennsylvania to receive this certification.

Facility Safeguards

• Ballistic Glass Lobby
• ID-Secured Entrance
• Emergency Panic Buttons
• 82 Monitored Cameras
• EMERGENCY Panic Switches on every floor
• EMERGENCY Panic Switches in every class room

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