The mission of Providence Heights Alpha School is to develop servant leaders and innovative thinkers by providing a distinguished Catholic Education. We strive to model Christian values rooted in trust, fostering compassion, leadership, and social justice in a community that welcomes children of all faiths and cultures.
Philosophy (Core Values)
While providing quality education in a nurturing environment, the Alpha School ministers to students in Kindergarten through Eight (K-8) by maintaining a low student/teacher ratio, using progressive and traditional methods of teaching, fostering the development of the whole child, and instilling in the students a life-long love of learning.
In 1926, the Congregation of the Sisters of Divine Providence opened Alpha as a boarding school for girls at Mt. Immaculate located on Lincoln Avenue in the East End of Pittsburgh. In 1929, the Sisters established Providence Heights Alpha School in Allison Park, Pennsylvania. Alpha became a co-educational institution in 1945.
Over the years, the school has continued to grow while adding two science labs, a computer lab, and a library that uses the most up-to-date technology available for research. The improvements to the playground and athletic field were sponsored through the Alpha Parent Teacher Association, Alpha Athletic Association and individual Alpha parents and friends.
In September 2010, with the renovation of Ketteler Hall, the Ketteler Center for the Arts and Enrichment was established.