Mission & Strategic Plan

We are leaders building pathways for success. Our mission is to help every child find a pathway to a successful adult life in the city and beyond.

  • Chartered in (2011)
  • Serving grades K-5
  • Enrollment more than 260 students from various Allegheny County school districts
  • Student/Teacher Ratio 10:1
  • Located in downtown Pittsburgh’s cultural district
  • The School Day Monday-Friday 8:15 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.

A Pathway for Every Student

Students at Urban Pathways K-5 College Charter School have an educational plan that’s developed and closely monitored by a team that includes the student, parents, and support specialists. Learning Partnership meetings are held three times a year to share student successes and leadership strengths. These meetings provide an opportunity to set individual goals for students and develop a plan of action.

Clear Standards and Requirements

Every child knows what is expected, what progress has been made, and what remains to be achieved. Students will develop competency in core academic areas, and a network of community and family support that will encourage and demand continued success.

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Students at Urban Pathways learn through a combination of individualized practice and basic skills, theme-based courses, small group projects, and community-based experiences. The end result is increased student engagement and the skills and motivation to be successful.

At UPCSK-5, we strive to create a unique learning environment with a focus on developing the whole child so all of our students succeed academically.

Parent Trainings and Support

UPCSK-5 provides workshops for parents and connects families to community services to support student success.