The 10-county Pittsburgh region offers abundant choices for parents and students. The city of Pittsburgh Public Schools has an innovative program, the Pittsburgh Promise, which can offer as much as $40,000 in scholarship funds its graduates in good standing. Allegheny County's 42 suburban public school districts include such academic standouts as Fox Chapel, Hampton, Mt. Lebanon, North Allegheny, Quaker Valley and Upper St. Clair.
The Allegheny Intermediate Unit, which helps to administer special programs the county's public schools, also oversees operation of five career and technical centers for high school students.
Similar units help to administer public schools and their specialty programs, including career and technical schools in Armstrong and Indiana counties, Butler and Beaver counties and Washington, Fayette and Greene counties.
The private Children's Institute's day school in Squirrel Hill teaches students ages 5 through 21 with autism spectrum disorder, cerebral palsy and other neurological impairments.
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh overseas seven Catholic high schools in Allegheny and Beaver counties. Other Catholic schools in the county are run by parishes or independently Jewish day schools tend be in Squirrel Hill and Oakland. There are a number of Christian-based elementary schools speckled about the region, and one school that emphasizes the tenets of Islam alongside its core curriculum.