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St Bede School

Private | K-8 | 317 students


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Situated in an urban neighborhood. The median home value is $229,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $710.

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Posted October 18, 2010

The schools ability to create a community spirit in all the kids!!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted September 16, 2009

It has a high standard, is inclusive, active in the community and consistently wins the Future Cities award in DC, and other honors. Mostly, thought, the teachers have a special quality that inspires the students to learn. And a pastor and parish who support them.
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Posted September 12, 2009

Our son absolutely loves St. Bede. The community is fantastic, and the children are taught responsibility for themselves, and well as to the world around them. It is a warm and nurturing environment, as well as academically challenging.
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Posted August 27, 2009

St Bede School has a long and lasting tradition of quality education. I was once a student there and am now a parent of children who attended St Bede. They have an excellent Principal in charge of the school and the parents are involved in maintaining the quality of the school and extracurricular activities.
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Posted July 31, 2009

My child has had a wonderful experience for the past six years at this school. The small classroom size allows teachers to have a rfelationship with students
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Posted May 15, 2009

My dd hated St. Bede School. Parent s and students are so clicky. Your child (and you) will be excluded if your parents and grandparents didn t attend the school. There is no diversity in this school. The school has a very snobby and hoity-toity atmosphere. The teachers are so bad. The learning environment is poor. My dd was told not to like robots or cars but to play with the kitchen toys.
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Posted April 22, 2009

We've had an excellent overall experience at St Bede. All our kids have flourished there and those who have already moved on to high school have been well prepared.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted April 12, 2009

There are lots of unprepared teachers.
—Submitted by a student

Posted February 11, 2009

Children are placed under a terrible environment and strict procedures that diminish their creativity. Teachers are not understanding of each child's individual needs. A horrible school experience to put your child through.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted October 7, 2008

As an educator in the Philadelphia School District, I appreciate the quality education my son has recieved at this school
—Submitted by a parent

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 91% 71%
Black 5% 15%
Hispanic 2% 9%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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6920 Edgerton Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15208
Phone: (412) 661-9425


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