POSTPONED—Please email your name and child’s anticipated grade level during the 2020-2021 school year to and we will notify you of the New Open House for New Admissions when a new dates has been scheduled.

Discover why more and more parents are looking into City Charter High School.

RSVP Today!

Join us for the March 21st, 8th Graders New Admissions Spring Open House from 10am-NOON at 201 Stanwix Street, Downtown Pittsburgh.
Tickets are not needed, but please RSVP to let us know you are coming!

APPLY Now! Only 180 seats Available!

Class of 2024—Over 120 seats have already filled!

We encourage you to apply before the open house! Application are first-come first-served and filling fast.  Please note: only completed enrollment applications can hold your place in line.

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  • 100% of Graduates Complete an Internship
  • 96% Graduation Rate, Class of 2019
  • 92% Qualify for the The Pittsburgh Promise Scholarship
  • 2020 Best Charter High Schools in the Pittsburgh Area —
  • #11 in Best Charter High Schools in Pennsylvania—
  • A Safety Rating—


  • Post High School Planning Team
  • Hands-on S.T.E.M. Labs, Student Robotics Team, Programming Electives, Anatomy & Physiology Elective Labs
  • FREE* Laptop
  • Microsoft Office & Adobe Certifications
  • Teacher Looping: A team of teachers and administrator stays with the same group of students for all 4 years, which fosters relationships and personalized learning. It’s a proven game changer.
  • Dual Enrollment Opportunities to Earn College Credits at CCAC or Point Park University
  • Post High School Planning Team including College & Career Planning for each student
  • Cultural Field Trips to New York, Niagara Falls, Presque Isle, Camp Kon-o-Kwee and Costa Rica
  • Year-Round Trimester Schedule to Accelerate Learning
  • Unique Senior Model: Private study work stations and separate wing for seniors
  • Required professional attire
  • Year-round classes/emphasis on academics
  • Advisory Program and Club Activities Integrated Within the School Day.
  • Complete on-site fitness center
  • Dances, Art Club, Chorus and High School Musical



A Safety Rating—
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 22 organizations in the state of Pennsylvania to receive this certification.



  • 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 Nursefull-time Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a full-time Licensed




“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

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.