“We chose City High for our kids and have never had a moment of regret. The bonds they formed while there, especially with staff, have continued even after their time at City High is through. They’ve received an excellent education and real-world experience that has prepared them for life after high school. City High took the lead during the pandemic, going above and beyond to keep our kids safe and to keep us informed, as compared to many other school districts in the region."  --City High parent of 2020-2021

Discover what we've known all along—technology is essential to learning.

City High is technology-based and career-focused with innovations that keep kids engaged and learning -- things like teacher “looping”, career mapping and mentored internships. We also provide every student with a FREE laptop and software skills training so they’re ready to learn in-person or virtually.

  • 8th Graders:  The Class of 2026 Ninth Grade applications for enrollment begins October 1st

  • Incoming 10th Graders seats available (No new students are accepted after the 10th Grade)


Become a well-rounded and prepared graduate.

Why More Parents and Students Are Choosing City High

  • Every student receives their own FREE laptop to use 24/7. 
  • Every student learns résumé writing skills and creates their own personal résumé before exploring an internship. 
  • Every student can become certified in Microsoft Office and Adobe software. 
  • Every student has a personal academic advisor who will review their transcripts and GPA long before starting college applications to see where they need to adjust their academic efforts. 
  • Every student will explore the real world workplace in an internship
  • Every student will have access to for-credit college classes
  • Every student meets one-on-one weekly with their counselor to help them navigate college or scholarship applications, apprenticeship programs, trade school applications, ROTC/ military programs or employment plans. 

Students From All Area School Districts Are Welcome!

City Charter High School opens its doors to all area students. You do not need to live in the city of Pittsburgh to attend City High. If you reside in and are registered in any area school district, you are eligible to join our unique high school experience. 

Unlike traditional high schools, City Charter High School is a technology-infused high school with a college and career focus. City High offers a more personalized approach to learning with its low student/teacher ratio and “looping” of teachers and students together for all 4 years. Each student gets a FREE laptop and technology classes so they’re prepared to learn in-person or remotely.  

Best of all, it is Tuition- Free! 

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City High only accepts students in the 9th and 10th grade.

Be a part of the success!

  • 95% Graduation Rate - Among the Highest in the State

  • 2nd Highest Pittsburgh Promise Scholarship Eligibility of All Public High Schools in the City of Pittsburgh