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2022 Best high schools in the Pittsburgh Area

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  1. #1 Best Private High Schools in Pittsburgh Area.

    Shady Side Academy

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    Private School,

    PITTSBURGH, PA,

    PK, K-12,

    124 Niche users give it an average review of 4.4 stars.

    Featured Review: Parent says Our experience at Shady Side Academy has been outstanding. Our daughter came to the school as a Sophomore after our family moved to Pittsburgh, and her transition was seamless. The students, faculty...Academics at Shady Side are rigorous, but the support from teachers is unmatched. We feel confident that our daughter will be successful not only in college, but beyond, due in large part to her time...If you’re even slightly considering Shady Side as an option, I encourage you to attend one of their Open House events. That was the first step we took, and I’m so grateful that we did!.

    Read 124 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,142,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 8 to 1,

  2. #2 Best Private High Schools in Pittsburgh Area.

    Winchester Thurston School

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    Private School,

    PITTSBURGH, PA,

    PK, K-12,

    31 Niche users give it an average review of 4.2 stars.

    Featured Review: Parent says Choosing WT North Hills Campus has been THE BEST decision I've ever made for my child! The strong sense of community & small class sizes allow for individualized attention & personalized challenges....

    Read 31 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 641,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 7 to 1,

  3. #3 Best Private High Schools in Pittsburgh Area.

    Sewickley Academy

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    Private School,

    SEWICKLEY, PA,

    PK, K-12,

    124 Niche users give it an average review of 4.3 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says Sewickley Academy is an exceptional K-12 school! I have been attending SA since elementary school, and I have now attended the school for 8 years. All of the teachers and faculty that I've interacted....

    Read 124 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 532,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 6 to 1,

  4. #3 Best Public High Schools in Pittsburgh Area.

    Mt. Lebanon Senior High School

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    Mt. Lebanon School District, PA,

    9-12,

    377 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says "Welcome! You belong here! Happy orientation!" shouted countless members of the high school Link Crew as I walked under the 2021 Freshman Orientation signs leading to the school gym. With music...My High School creates a strong sense of home through its compassionate teachers, social clubs, inspiring Arts program, and more. Everyone who walks through its doors will find a place where they...Now, as I am getting ready to venture outside my high school community and meet countless new people and new challenges, I will use the lessons of resilience, compassion, and determination that I....

    Read 377 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,801,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 16 to 1,

  5. #5 Best Private High Schools in Pittsburgh Area.

    Aquinas Academy

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    GIBSONIA, PA,

    PK, K-12,

    91 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says Aquinas Academy helped me to flourish to become the person I am today. I know that by attending Aquinas for 13 years, I am confident that I have the skills for university and later life. Most....

    Read 91 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 504,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 11 to 1,

  6. #8 Best Public High Schools in Pittsburgh Area.

    Peters Township High School

    Peters Township School District, PA,

    9-12,

    233 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Parent says Great school for college preparation. Counselors are excellent. They guide students on a successful college path and through the entire process.Academics include numerous AP, College High School (CHS) and honors classes. Teachers are dedicated to seeing the students succeed. Workload can be intense if you take numerous AP, CHS and honors...On-line schooling during COVID-19 was good but there is room for improvement. Teachers could do more teaching videos especially for java and/or languages. There is a wide variety of after school clubs/activities including forensics, computer, science, music, marching band, drama, environmental activists, photography, National Honors Society, etc. Boys...Students and staff are looking forward to a brand new comprehensive high school which is currently being built and should hopefully be ready by the beginning of 2021..

    Read 233 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,326,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 15 to 1,

  7. #6 Best Private High Schools in Pittsburgh Area.

    Central Catholic High School

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    Private School,

    PITTSBURGH, PA,

    9-12,

    147 Niche users give it an average review of 4.1 stars.

    Featured Review: Niche User says Pittsburgh Central Catholic is a highly esteemed institution that turns young boys into men and is well worth the investment. Although it is a steep tuition the lessons a young man will learn from....

    Read 147 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 790,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 12 to 1,

  8. #7 Best Private High Schools in Pittsburgh Area.

    Oakland Catholic High School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    PITTSBURGH, PA,

    9-12,

    420 Niche users give it an average review of 4.2 stars.

    Featured Review: Parent says Daughters immersed in a strong college prep environment fostering competition/excellence. Desire stronger focus on a “love of learning” rather than students in pursuit of high GPAs. Troubling....

    Read 420 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 454,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 12 to 1,

  9. #9 Best Public High Schools in Pittsburgh Area.

    Franklin Regional Senior High School

    Blue checkmark.

    Franklin Regional School District, PA,

    9-12,

    331 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says Overall pretty decent. There are many classes to choose from that are less common in high school as they are college level classes such as Organic Chemistry. Does not really prep you for college....

    Read 331 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 1,119,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 15 to 1,

  10. #11 Best Public High Schools in Pittsburgh Area.

    Moon Senior High School

    Blue checkmark.

    Moon Area School District, PA,

    9-12,

    336 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Junior says It’s a pretty nice school! There’s lots of options for classes and a lot of extracurriculars and clubs. The extracurriculars that stand out are marching band (because of the sheer amount of students....

    Read 336 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 1,204,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 14 to 1,

  11. #11 Best Private High Schools in Pittsburgh Area.

    Seton LaSalle Catholic High School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    MT. LEBANON, PA,

    9-12,

    102 Niche users give it an average review of 4.4 stars.

    Featured Review: Parent says Seton LaSalle is a fine Catholic High School which is becoming better and better each year under its current administration. They take their mission of educating the mind, heart and soul of students....

    Read 102 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 410,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 12 to 1,

  12. #13 Best Public High Schools in Pittsburgh Area.

    North Hills Senior High School

    North Hills School District, PA,

    9-12,

    381 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.

    Featured Review: Junior says I love North Hills! The teachers are wonderful, and so helpful in everything you do. The school district is very accommodating to students with issues, learning and medical alike, as long as you’re...This district treats its music program and its sports programs almost as equals. North Hills is a very musical school, with a fantastic drama club, various bands and band programs, and a song bird....

    Read 381 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Students: 1,325,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 13 to 1,

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