Whatever your passion, City High is your gateway to academic excellence and real-world skills!

New Admissions Spring Open House Saturday March 23rd, 10 a.m. - Noon

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Perspective students don’t miss this event! 
It’s your chance to learn more about one of the most innovative high schools in Pittsburgh, with their amazing teachers, tech-infused academic curriculum, and focus on career readiness. We built City High over 20 years ago from the ground up with one goal... teaching students the skills they need to reach their full potential and find their passion  in the real world.

 ­­FREE laptop when you begin
 For-Credit College Classes (dual enrollment)
 Mentored Advisory and Looping Program
 STEM & Programming Classes & Art Electives
 Student-Run Robotics Team 
 Honors Classes
 13-week Mentored Internship
 Required Career, Technology, and Financial Literacy Curriculum
 Post-High School College & Career Planning & Transition Professionals
 Dress Code and Workforce Literacy
Year-Round 4PLUS Schedule Tuesday-Friday

New Admissions Open House Highlights

Tour the school, visit classrooms and labs. Talk with teachers and student ambassadors, and apply in person!

Tour Stops

  • Auditorium (and admissions center)
  • Cafeteria that serves freshly-made and lunches (Enjoy chef-prepared light refreshments during Open House!)
  • Senior Wing and Quiet Room
  • Science Lab & Math Classroom
  • Cultural & Information Literacy Classroom
  • State-of-the-art Fitness Center for cardio, weight training, aerobics classes, fitness machines, power ropes and more

Apply Now for 2024-2025 School Year

City High's Class of 2028 Application period has begun for prospective 2024-2025 9th Graders—APPLY NOW.

To learn more about the admissions process and important documents and deadlines please visit our Admissions Page

Apply In-Person at our New Admissions Open House & School Tour

During the tour, students and family members can visit the open house admissions stations in the school auditorium. Staff members will be on hand to walk you through the application process and answer any questions you may have.

For a complete list of documents needed to apply, please visit https://www.cityhigh.org//apply#how-to-apply or contact:

Michelle Fossum
Strategic Communications/ Enrollment
412-690-City (2489) ext. 111


Did you know

City High is ranked on Niche.com’s List of Best Schools: 
  • Rated “A” in Resources & Facilities
  • #6 2024 Best  Charter High School in Pennsylvania
  • #8 2024 Public High Schools with the Best Teachers in  Allegheny County
  • 100% of our 2023 graduates applied and were accepted into either a 2-year or 4-year college program.
City High is the 2nd Highest Pittsburgh Promise Eligible Public High School in the City of Pittsburgh.

We have one of the highest graduation rates in the state—94% Average
Overall Graduation Rate over the last 4 years with little disparity across demographic groups.

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Want to tour sooner?

Schedule a small group tour of our classes in action! BOOK A TOUR and Learn how City Charter High School prepares graduates to leave academically, technologically, personally and socially prepared to succeed in the modern world – whether they choose college, skills training, or employment. 

For More Information — If you have questions, would like to learn more, or want to receive informational brochures and/or alerts to upcoming City High events, please email us your name, address, and your child’s current grade level to Michelle Fossum at fossum@cityhigh.org or call 412-690-2489 ext. 111.