Mission Statement

To provide superior education that will develop in our students’ academic excellence, leadership skills and social values that will enable them to ultimately become positive contributors to the community in which they live, and society as a whole.

The Urban Academy of Greater Pittsburgh Charter School uniquely supports a focus on African American culture, traditions and history, while teaching children a model of character education. Urban Academy also offers a state of the art STEM center, a wide variety of extracurricular activities and clubs. The Urban Academy challenges our scholars to dream and follow their dreams.

Historically, the school boasts some of the highest test scores and school rankings in the region. In 2015, the school was named by PennCAN as an “Opportunity School” in a report that showcased six Allegheny County schools that are breaking the link between poverty and academic achievement. The school was also one of the few in the Pittsburgh area to receive positive reviews from the A+ Schools education advocacy group for eliminating the racial achievement gap.

The Pennsylvania School Performance Profile (SPP) offers a web-based resource for districts/schools to communicate performance results to various constituencies and assist districts and schools in aligning and focusing resources for continuous improvement. Our most recent SPP score was a 69.5, significantly higher than other schools in the area. For more information on SPP visit paschoolperformance.org. Prior to SPP, Pennsylvania used AYP rankings to measure Annual Yearly Progress, where Urban Academy consistently made AYP.

UAGPCS has infused numerous learning opportunities into a curriculum designed to educate the whole child. The K-5 school was the first charter school to be established in the city of Pittsburgh and has provided students with a Math, Science & Technology focus since our inception.