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Pittsburgh Urban Christian School (PUCS)

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Education, Elementary & Secondary Schools, Literacy

Mission: EDUCATION FOR KINDERGARTEN THRU 8TH GRADEThe mission of PUCS is to provide an excellent education in an urban setting for a racially and economically diverse group of children.  We are committed to educating from a broad Christian perspective with a curriculum characterized by integrated thematic units, close student-teacher interaction and substantive parental involvement.  Our staff of state-certified teachers is dedicated to facilitating each student''s spiritual, personal, social, academic and physical growth.

Programs: Education for Kindergarten thru 8th grade

Community Stories

2 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

2 rhomonster


Rating: 5

We joined PUCS after 5 years of homeschooling and we have had a wonderful experience. All three of my kids have felt supported and cared for by their teachers. I have been very happy with the curriculum and the hands-on learning that engages my somewhat reluctant learners. For instance, my middle schooler came home saying that he had just had the best history class ever -- his teacher made marshmallow shooters for each of them and allowed them to reenact the battles of Lexington and Concord. I'm sure that he will never forget it. At PUCS, my children are engaged in the learning experience.

1 Joanne20


Rating: 5

I have one child in the 6th grade at PUCS and two that have attended K-8 - "Lifers" as we call them. The older two are now at public high schools. Both feel they were well prepared by their PUCS teachers to not only survive the highs and lows of public education but to actually thrive. PUCS is an environment that communicates to their students the message, "We see you, we really see you!". Each child is treated as gifted and the "gift" is unwrapped and children are seen. Fiscally, I can't believe they can do so much with so little. Very reasonable tuition and even scholarship support make this diverse learning community a gem in the city!