Our Mission

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.

Bishop Wilhelm Emmanuel von Ketteler and Mother Marie de La Roche found the Congregation of the Sisters of Divine Providence, 1851

Our History
Affiliation, Accreditation, and Memberships 

​Providence Heights Alpha School is a private Catholic School sponsored by the Congregation of the Sisters of Divine Providence and works in collaboration with the Diocese of Pittsburgh. 

Member of the National Catholic Educational Association.

NCEA is the largest private professional education organization in the world. Rooted in the Gospel of Jesus Christ, the NCEA provides leadership, direction, and service to fulfill the evangelizing, catechizing, and teaching mission of the Church. 

Alpha School meets and exceeds all requirements of the Pennsylvania Department of Education. We are accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. The Middle States Association of Colleges & Schools is a non-profit organization dedicated to educational excellence in all levels across the continuum of education, whose purposes are to encourage, advance, assist, and sustain the quality of education. Middle States Accreditation is a valuable, coveted achievement among traditional and non-traditional schools, and is a prestigious validation of educational excellence and dynamic school improvement.  

Board Members

Dr. Regina Boerio

Mr. Robert Cray
Sr. Donna Marie Gribschaw, CDP

Dr. Joseph C. Kush 

Sr. Marilyn McMillin, CDP

Ms. Megan Gallagher

Ms. Margaret Ruefle (Principal), ex-officer, non-voting

Ms. Sue Seiff

Mr. Jarret "Jay" Sperling

Mr. Dana Stewart - President

If you are interested in applying to be a member of the Alpha School Board, please click here to download the Board of Directors Application. Forms should be mailed to the attention of the Board Chair, Mr. Dana Stewart, to:


Providence Heights Alpha School
9000 Babcock Boulevard
Allison Park, PA 15101