Incoming 10th Graders seats available (No new students are accepted after the 10th Grade)
8th Graders:  The Class of 2026 Ninth Grade applications for enrollment begins October 1st
Register to Attend Our New Admissions OPEN HOUSE & SCHOOL TOUR Event
Saturday October 2, 2021 • 10:00 a.m. — Noon. For Prospective 8th Graders and Transferring 9th & 10th Graders.  RSVP NOW to Attend!


Visit the Best City Charter High School in Pittsburgh

The downtown setting is a perfect location for a career-oriented high school. It is central to public transportation, businesses, colleges and the cultural district. What’s more, it immerses students in the professional world and reminds them that they are going to work everyday – building their future as productive members of our workforce and community. 


New Admissions Open House & Tour
Saturday October 2, 2021
10:00 a.m. — Noon

For Prospective 8th Graders and Transferring 9th & 10th Graders.  Join us!

You’ll be able to see where your child can embark on realizing his or her greatest potential! Tour classrooms, labs, and our state-of the art fitness center. Visit our cafeteria with a professionally-equipped kitchen that creates chef-prepared lunches.  See why gave us an "A" rating in Health & Safety. Most importantly, talk with teachers and student ambassadors!

Join Us... Register Here! 

Plan Your Visit

201 Stanwix St. Suite 100 
Pittsburgh, PA 15222 

412.690.CITY (2489) 
412.690.2316 fax 

We are located in Pittsburgh’s Gateway Center. The building is located at the corner of Stanwix and the Boulevard of the Allies. The entrance faces Gateway Center. 

Parking can be found at Stanwix St., in Gateway Center, or on the Mon Wharf. All-day parking will cost approximately $15. Since we are located downtown, most students and staff ride buses to school. 

Students and most staff use public transportation to reach City High. Every student is provided with transportation according to the rules set by their school district of residence. Pittsburgh Public Schools, Penn Hills School District and Woodland Hills School District send bus passes for their students to City High and Ms. Dillon distributes these to the students from these districts. Many districts distribute bus passes directly to parents. Two school districts transport their students into downtown Pittsburgh on a yellow school bus. 

Parents who would like additional information on transportation must contact their school district of residence. 

Note: City High does not replace lost bus passes. 

Learn More 

Small Group Tours are for parents and students thinking about attending City High and would like to visit classrooms while classes are in session. City High’s small group tours are typically available every Thursday while classes are in session.

Current Tours

New Admissions Open House — Each Summer, Spring and Fall City Charter High School conducts an open house for 8th Graders and their parents who are thinking about applying for City High to attend in the Fall of their 9th Grade. 

City High’s New Admissions Open Houses allow interested parents and students talk with teachers and student ambassadors, while touring our lecture hall, labs and classrooms. You’ll visit our cafeteria with a professionally equipped kitchen for chef-prepared lunches! Learn about students’ free laptop and cultural field trips, and why gave us an A Rating in Health and Safety, and much more. 

For More Information — If you have questions or would like to learn more, or 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 or call 412-690-2489 ext. 111. 

Become A Well-Rounded & Prepared Graduate.

TECH-SAVVY—Because Technology Is Key to Learning

  • FREE laptop

  • Microsoft Office & Adobe Certifications

  • 4-Years of Technology Training

  • Wifi Classroom Network

  • Tuition-FREE

FUTURE READY—2nd Highest Pittsburgh Promise Eligible Public High School

  • 13-Week Mentored Internship
  • For-credit College Classes
  • Post High School Planning Team
  • STEM, Honor & Programming Classes

SMART AND ENGAGED—95% Graduation Rate

  • Unique Literacy Class Clusters that make learning relevant
  • Personal Student Advisory Team
  • Teachers LOOP with their students over all 4 years
  • Full-inclusion Classrooms
  • 2 Professional Wellness Counselors
  • 1 Full-time Nurse

Class of 2025—Only 180 Seats (Seats more than 3/4 full)
Class of 2024 —Limited Seats. Applications are first-come, first served!

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