There is no school for students on Friday February 2nd, 2018. Learning partnership meetings are on Monday, February 5th. Regular school resumes on Tuesday the 6th.

Modified Lock Down Today 1/29/2018

Urban Pathways will be in modified lock down today, At 7:06 today the school became aware that PPS issued a statement that they would be in modified lock down due to a threat to a Pittsburgh Area School. We also went into modified lock-down at that time. Students will remain inside the school today. Only visitors with prior appointments will be permitted to enter the building.City police are working to identify the origin of the threat.

National School Choice School Tour Event

National School Choice School Tour Event

Urban Pathways K-5 College Charter School
Friday, January 26th
from 8:30 am to 10:30 am

This event will feature a fabulous tour through our Leader in Me School. A prime opportunity to ask questions, as well as, meet our student ambassadors and staff. This event commemorates National School Choice Week 2018, which will be America’s largest-annual celebration of opportunity in education.

UPCS K-5 is one of more than 13,000 schools nationwide holding events during National School Choice Week, which is nonpartisan and nonpolitical.

We hope you will join us!

Day-to-Day Substitute Positions

Urban Pathways Charter School has partnered with Kelly Educational Staffing (KES) to provide for day-to-day substitute teachers.  Active PA teaching certificates are required. For more information on how to apply to become a substitute with Kelly, please contact the local office at 412-788-4591 and ask for Laura Lombard or email your resume to

Important Dismissal Update for Today

January 12, 2018

Dear UPCS K5 families,
Due to winter weather conditions, Pittsburgh Public School’s have notified us that the buses may arrive early and they may even arrive late to school. Therefore, the bus stop times may be inconsistent.
Notifications will be sent out, on the UPCS K5 phone application, as soon as a bus leaves the school.
Pick up dismissal will begin at 3:00 p.m. today.

Thank you,
Mrs. Fitzgerald, CAO/Principal K5

New Year Reminder

Students and staff return to school on Wednesday, January 3rd.

Winter Concert

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Third-Fifth Grade 9:00 a.m.
Kindergarten-Second Grade 10:15 a.m.

David L. Lawrence Convention Center

Rooms 301-304
1000 Ft. Duquesne Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Parking is available at the Convention Center


Family Math/Science Night

You are Invited to the Third Annual Urban Pathways K-5 Family Math/Science Night!

Come and explore the wonders of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) with your children and enjoy an exciting evening of hands-on learning activities!

Wednesday, October 25, 2017
5:00 pm-7:00 pm

Activities and games will begin promptly at 5:15 pm in UP K-5 classrooms

Free Parking behind the school

School Improvement Plan Now Available

The 2017-2018 revision of the UPCS K-5 School Improvement Plan is available at the following link:


Any questions, concerns, or comments regarding this plan should be directed to Shannon Conner at

National School Choice Open House

Urban Pathways K5 College Charter School is hosting an open house for parents and prospective students. Visitors will be able to observe students at work, and see their unique Downtown campus in Pittsburgh’s Cultural District. They will be able to talk to staff and student ambassadors, and take a tour through the “Leader in Me School.”

It’s part of National School Choice Week, a nonpartisan, non-political event held every January, at 13,000 schools nationwide. Details:

WHEN: 9-11 a.m. Thurs., Jan. 26

Urban Pathways K-5 College Charter School
925 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222