Pittsburgh New Church School
Since 1885, PNCS has offered a holistic education to children from K-8th grades, focusing on a balance of learning experiences which allow the students to progress academically, socially, emotionally and spiritually.
Curriculum is designed around a core of hands on learning experiences coupled to reading, writing, and math instruction. This makes learning fun and effective.
Each day starts with worship and announcements where children have the opportunity to practice speaking to a group. Then individual classes begin. Learning groups average six students, giving extensive opportunity for individual attention.
Even with snow on the ground, the children have three opportunities a day to play outside. Habits of charity and honesty towards others are encouraged through multi-aged free play and duties which instill a sense of responsibility for our shared learning environment.
Multi-grade classrooms allow a child to advance in areas of academic strength while being supported in areas of weakness without being isolated from same age peers. With a focus on learning the skills to think and learn and not just on passive learning of facts, our children have done well in a variety of school settings after their time at PNCS.
If you have specific questions about what your child will experience at PNCS, please contact us directly. We will be happy to talk with you!