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Falk At-A-Glance


With panoramic views overlooking the neighborhoods of Oakland, Shadyside, East Liberty, Squirrel Hill, and the campuses of the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon, Falk School is located on the University of Pittsburgh’s upper campus across from the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System in Oakland. Our address is 4060 Allequippa Street, Pittsburgh, PA, 15261.


Falk School offers educational opportunities for kindergarten through grade eight, including optional Extended Day morning and afternoon programs, voice and instrument lessons, Extended Day clubs and activities, and middle school intramural sports.


At Falk School, we are intensely committed to creating a sense of community that is welcoming and open, with students, parents, faculty, and staff who represent the rich diversity of our city, our nation, and our world. It is an integral component of who we are as a School.

  • Our students come to us from many different neighborhoods in the Greater Pittsburgh Region, representing more than 35 zip code areas
  • More than 37% of our students identify themselves as students of color
  • Students new to the school this year in came from 20 different schools and pre-schools
  • School-wide, many different languages and dialects besides English are spoken in our students’ and faculty/staff homes


All faculty hold advanced degrees and certifications and actively participate in professional organizations at the local, national, and international levels. Many also teach graduate classes in the School of Education.

  • 100% hold advanced degrees (Masters and/or Doctorates)
  • Average number of years teaching –  14 years
  • Average tenure at Falk School –  10 years
  • 66% female, 34% male

School Facilities

Upon entering Falk School, one immediately notices the natural lighting and spectacular views. Open spaces were designed at each level to provide project areas. Ample space exists to display children’s work. The school's facilities include two visual arts studios, multiple performing arts spaces, a technology lab, a middle school science lab, a nature trail with outdoor instructional areas, a gymnasium, several outdoor recreational areas, and a library with more than 16,000 volumes and online resources.


Art, technology, Spanish, language arts, library, mathematics, music, physical education, science, social studies, yoga, and health and wellness are included in the curriculum in all grades.

Extracurricular Activities

Activities include voice and instrument lessons; clubs such as chess, robotics, math, and creative writing; and sports such as basketball, cross-country, soccer, and tennis.

University Access

Falk School has ready access to the resources of the University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, and Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh.


Falk School is accredited by the Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools and the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.



National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)


International Association of
Laboratory Schools (IALS)



Pennsylvania Association of
Independent Schools (PAIS)


Pittsburgh-Area Independent School
Teachers Association (PAISTA)

Middle States Association of
Colleges and Schools (MSA)


Progressive Education
Network (PEN)