Register to Attend one of Our New Admissions Open House Events
8th and 9th Graders —Don't miss City High's March 20th IN-PERSON or March 13th VIRTUAL Open House Events! Register to Attend at 


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. 

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. 

Current 8th & 9th Graders—Join us In-person or Virtually for one of City Charter High School's Spring Open House for New Admissions Events

It’s back... live and in-person!

The City High New Admissions Open House & Tour—Saturday March 20th!

Following CDC Guidelines*—Parents and Prospective 8th Graders & Transferring 9th graders, register to join us for one of our IN-PERSON Open House Tours.

40 Guest-9-10:00 a.m. or 40 Guest-11:00 a.m.-Noon

Tour in Person...

City Charter High School is Now Accepting New Applications for the class of 2025 and 2024 to start in the fall of 2021! Join us Saturday March 20th for our first socially distanced In-person tour.

You’ll be able to walk through classrooms, labs and auditorium, visit the fitness center, cafeteria and most importantly talk with teachers and our student ambassadors about City High’s unique curriculum and their high school experiences that foster a well rounded student and prepared graduate.

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 half full)
Class of 2024 —Limited Seats. Applications are first-come, first served!

Register to Attend In-person!


Or Virtually...

Join our New Admissions VIRTUAL Tour and Open House—Saturday, March 13th from 11am - Noon

  • Take a virtual walkthrough of our school.
  • Check out our safety features and Covid-19 ready procedures.
  • Don’t miss the in-house fitness center and senior wing.
  • Get to know some of our educators and career planners.

Learn about your child’s FREE Laptop, and City High's unique technology infused curriculum that prepares your student for college, career, apprenticeship or the modern workplace.

Register to Attend Virtually!


Covid-19 Compliant