Details overview

Hours 7:45 AM - 2:30 PM
School leader Margaret E. Ruefle, M.Ed., M.S.
Transportation options Yes

Programs

Basic school information

Dress code Uniforms
Day or Boarding offered Day school

Academic focus and philosophy

Academic themes / Areas of focus Mathematics
Religious
Science
Arts (all)
Instructional / curriculum models used STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)
College preparatory
Gifted / High performing
Project-based

Classes

0
Visual Arts
3
Music
including: Band
2
Languages
including: Spanish
Music Instrumental and theory music lessons
Band
Choir / Chorus
Performing & written arts Creative writing
Drama
Media arts Video and film production
Technical design and production
Visual arts None
World languages taught Spanish
Chinese - Mandarin

Support

18
Facilities
including: Access to farm or natural area
Facilities Swimming pool
Science lab
Performance stage
Playground
Parent involvement center
Music room
Auditorium
Cafeteria
Chapel / spiritual reflection center
Computer lab
Gym
Internet access
Kitchen
Library
Access to farm or natural area
Sports Fields
Art room
Audiovisual aids
Extra learning resources Mentoring
Differentiated learning programs
Acceleration
Level of special education programming None
Level of ESL/ELL programming None

Early childhood program

Early childhood program offered No

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Students

Student diversity

  This school State average
White 87% 71%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 3%
Two or more races 5% 2%
Hispanic 1% 9%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Black 0% 15%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Source: See notes

Extracurriculars

6
Girls Sports
including: Swimming
6
Boys Sports
including: Swimming
17
Clubs
including: Chess club
Girls sports Volleyball
Swimming
Soccer
Martial arts (judo, tae kwon do, karate, etc)
Cross country
Basketball
Boys sports Swimming
Soccer
Lacrosse
Cross country
Martial arts (judo, tae kwon do, karate, etc)
Basketball
Clubs Student newspaper
Yearbook
Student council / government
Robotics club
Science club
Math club
Martial arts (judo, tae kwon do, karate, etc)
Girl Scouts
Homework help / Study buddy club
Forensics club
Cub Scouts
Drama club
Community service
Cooking club
Chess club
Boy Scouts
Book / reading club
Extended care / Extended programs Before
After
Before school start time 7:00 AM
After school end time 6:00 PM

Culture

Parent involvement Attend parent nights
Chaperone school trips
Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
Join PTO / PTA
Organize cultural events
Organize fundraising events
Present special topics during curricular units
Serve on school improvement team or governance council
Volunteer in the classroom
Volunteer time after school
Students typically come from these schools Montessori Pre-schools
  Heartprints
  Goddard
Students typically continue on to these schools Vincentian HS
  Oakland Catholic
  Central Catholic

Teachers

15
Staff
including: School psychologist
Staff Speech therapist(s)
Teacher aide / assistant teacher
School psychologist
Reading specialist
Robotics / Technology specialist
Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
Poetry / Creative writing teacher
PE instructor
Music teacher
Math specialist
Librarian / media specialist
Gifted Specialist
Computer specialist
Art teacher
Assistant principal
World languages spoken by staff Mandarin
Spanish

Neighborhood

Transportation options Buses / vans provided for students
Partnerships with local resources and organizations Yes
Partner Diocese of Pittsburgh

Enrollment

Learn more Http://www.alphaschool.org/page-apply.aspx
Type of application deadline Contact the school / Multiple deadlines
Tuition range (low) $7000
Tuition range (high) $8000
For the year 2013-2014
Vouchers accepted No
# of applications received 40
For the year 2013-2014
# of students accepted 40
For the year 2013-2014

Sources

Student diversity NCES, 2011-2012