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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 established the Congregation of the Sisters of Divine Providence in 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
Board Members

Dr. Regina Boerio

Sr. Judy Conner, CDP

Mr. John Dickinson

Sr. Donna Marie Gribschaw, CDP
Sr. John Ann Mulhern

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

Ms. Sue Seiff
Maria Sinclair

Mr. Jarret "Jay" Sperling—President

If you're interested in joining the Alpha School Board, please click here to download the Board of Directors Application. Mail your completed form to the attention of Board President Jay Sperling:


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

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