The Pittsburgh New Church School is the only private religious school located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania which tailors its instruction to the needs of children with dyslexia. The combination of specialized instructional techniques such as the Orton-Gillingham method and multi-sensory instruction, small class sizes, specially trained, dedicated teachers, and a strong foundation of charitable and God-centered principles makes this a safe and happy place for dyslexic children to learn.


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PNCS Parent Night with Jeff Ruder

Monday, April 24, 6:30 – 9:00pm Please join us for a very special evening! Attorney Jeff Ruder will be speaking about advocating for your student’s rights through disability law. His law firm helps families obtain needed educational services for students with autism, ADHD, learning disabilities such as dyslexia, or emotional disabilities. Families will also have the opportunity to speak with our admissions director and staff and tour the school. This is a great opportunity to learn about your student’s rights and how they can get the educational assistance they need to succeed. The school will open for touring at 6:30pm …

2023 Math Boot Camp

For the first time ever, we are offering a separate middle school math boot camp! This camp will run for the weeks of July 3rd and July 10th from 1pm-3pm. Register here for middle school math bootcamp:

2023 Summer Enrichment Camp

Who is summer camp for? Students who are entering 1st through grade 6 When is summer camp? This summer, camp will take place during the 4 full weeks of July What are camp hours? This year we are only offering the full day option with the hours of 8 am – 4 pm What will be offered at camp? Each day, campers will have instruction in Orton-Gillingham based reading, writing, and math in the morning followed by an afternoon of sports, art, and drama. We take field trips to local splash parks and playgrounds and spend a lot of time outside in the afternoons! …

What Do Parents Say

This school has been an incredible discovery for our family. I’ve learned that I CAN get the excellent education I wanted for my child combined with the loving, fun atmosphere I dreamed of for him. The small, supportive atmosphere seems more like a family than a school. No child can learn well in a stressful environment, and here they do everything to make a child feel comforted. Then learning is a breeze! They have led my child to achievements that I knew he was capable of, all in the most supportive, beautiful environment you can imagine.

Patricia C.

PNCS is a special place. You can feel the warmth as soon as you walk through the doors. The children are happy, engaged and valued by caring teachers who support and nurture them. My sons left PNCS with a greater sense of what they are capable of, and learned that they will not grow unless they are challenged themselves. The arts and music programs as well as the special classes at PNCS gave them the confidence and support to be their own person. It was truly a blessing to be part of the PNCS community.

Alice R., M.D.


"These kids are nice to each other," my son exclaimed after he spent a day visiting Pittsburgh New Church School. "We didn't sit around waiting for things to happen. Plus there's more than one recess." He was ready to switch schools at once.

I was drawn to the school's atmosphere--the happy students, calm environment, and creative assignments decorating the bulletin boards. I was also impressed by what I learned about their curriculum, particularly the carefully crafted lessons that built students' skills in composition and mathematics.

My son enrolled for middle school. For him, PNCS was a place he felt welcome, safe, and engaged by the learning process - all things that can't be measured by standardized tests but are really important if a child is going to learn.

Paola S.