South Hills Catholic Academy (SHCA) is an independent Catholic school created and funded by a group of lay people that was born out of, and is aligned to, On Mission for The Church Alive, the Diocese of Pittsburgh’s planning initiative to bring about a more vibrant Church. SHCA is a financially independent non-profit organization, governed by a board of directors, and supported by South Hills benefactors and modest tuition revenues.
South Hills Catholic Academy offers a unique educational and spiritual formation opportunity. Although independent of the Diocese of Pittsburgh, SHCA is endorsed by Bishop David Zubik, and is founded on three key pillars that make it distinctive and yet complementary to the Diocesan elementary schools:
- Ensuring that a Catholic education is accessible to all children in the southern region of Pittsburgh, especially the growing immigrant population and those of modest means.
- Preparing students for higher education through a curriculum built on the foundation of a Traditional education.
- Providing a rich spiritual formation with a vibrant sacramental and devotional life at the center of the school mission.
SHCA is located at 550 Sleepy Hollow Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15228 on a beautiful campus in a quiet residential area in Mt. Lebanon. The school is easily accessible to Route 88 and neighboring communities in the South Hills of Pittsburgh. Registrations are being accepted for the 2021-2022 academic year.
For more information, email us at info@SHCAcademy.com
, contact us by phone at 412-631-3131, explore our Facebook page @southcatholic
, our Instagram account @southcatholic,
or our Twitter page @southcatholicpa.
SHCA is working with the Institute for Catholic Liberal Education, a nationally recognized organization, to develop the Traditional Catholic curriculum and operating model for the school. We encourage you to view a video about a Traditional Catholic curriculum, at this link. We also invite you to visit the Institue for Catholic Liberal Education website, at this link.