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Western Pennsylvania School for Blind Children

Western Pennsylvania School for Blind Children is a coeducational private special needs school

Institution Type: Private Setting: Urban

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Overview

Overview

Western Pennsylvania School for Blind Children says

The Western Pennsylvania School for Blind Children, located in the heart of Oakland, Pennsylvania, is an educational facility committed to training visually impaired students with additional disabilities. Founded more than 100 years ago as a facility to provide the best education for boys and girls who were blind, the School has never wavered from this mandate. As a private institution chartered by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the School educates approximately 175 students annually from 242 school districts within western Pennsylvania. Students may enroll at age three and they can continue until 21. The curriculum emphasizes the acquisition of life skills. Teachers and therapists collaborate on planning and implementing effective, individualized educational programs. Residential facilities are available for those students who live in outlying districts. Some pre-school age students have the single disability of blindness and their early training will prepare them for eventually completing their education in a public school.

Finance

Finance

Private schools, including parochial and boarding, are funded through tuition and fees. The cost varies from school to school, but most families pay tuition to attend them. Many private schools offer financial aid or discounts, so it's worthwhile to ask about these options.

Admissions

Admissions
Phone
  (412) 621-0100

Students and Faculty

Students and Faculty

Enrollment Data

Total Enrollment 166
Enrollment By Grade
Grade Number of Students
Ungraded 166

Western Pennsylvania School for Blind Children's relatively even enrollment profile may offer insights into student retention rates, local population changes, real estate costs, and the accessibility of alternative educational options. to find out more about the specific factors influencing Western Pennsylvania School for Blind Children's enrollment numbers.

Student Teacher Ratio 5 : 1
Gender 55% Male / 45% Female
Student Diversity
Percentage of Student Body
White 75%
Multi-racial 2%
Hispanic/Latino 3%
Black or African American 19%
Asian 1%
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