We understand that choosing the right school for your child is one of the most important decisions you’ll make as a parent.


How we educate children – at every age and every level – equips them to become lifelong learners, successful professionals and responsible citizens.

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At Urban Academy, every student matters, every family matters and that begins with you! The most overwhelming key to a child's success is the positive involvement of parents.

Important Announcements

New Construction Project

The Urban Academy of Greater Pittsburgh is planning to develop the property located at 123 Meadow Street Pittsburgh, PA 15206 .

The project consists of the alterations and improvements to an existing two-story building to create an administration office.

Additional information regarding this project can be found at


Every 3 years, Urban Academy engages in an intensive review of our academic program. This comprehensive schoolwide planning is required by the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE). Click here to review our 2021-2024 Comprehensive Plan.

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Enrollment for 2024-25

*Open enrollment begins October 9, 2023. 

Re-enrollment is Open for the 24-25 Schoolyear!

* For returning students only.

We Are Urban Academy

Urban Academy offers a rigorous curriculum, expert faculty and exceptional arts and STEM program which underscore the learning experience.

Our balanced and holistic approach to education through the honoring of legacy of Afrocentric pedagogy (Black 2 to the Core) and Excellence without compromise in addition to our cultivation of our young scholars in having a deep sense of agency and pride in their culture and identity stands out among the top private schools. We encourage you to explore more about how we can prepare your child for continued success!


There are various ways to support Urban Academy. Through your contribution of time or donations, we are able to pursue a widespread of opportunities, otherwise not afforded to our scholars and their families.


Check out the Schoolwide Event Calendar to find out what is happening at Urban Academy. Whether you are a parent or community partner, the schoolwide calendar is a great resource for staying engaged!

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Urban Academy Celebrates 25 Years of Excellence!

The Urban Academy of Greater Pittsburgh presents Black Strings: A Celebration of Excellence.
Black Strings is our way of celebrating our 25th School Year and the legacy of academic excellence, leadership, and service that have been the cornerstones of the Urban Academy since our founding.
We are excited to feature renowned California bassists and singer Anessa Al-Musawwir, The Legacy Arts Project, Urban Academy students, Rodney McCoy, and our own Lailonny Yvonne.
We hope you will support us and celebrate this milestone occasion.
You can purchase your tax-deductible tickets at We look forward to celebrating our legacy together with you on February 24, 2024, at the August Wilson Center.

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