Fostering continuous learning in the community, Monroeville offers residents a top-rate public school district and access to several private, parochial and charter schools, as well as higher education institutions.
The Gateway School District is comprised of a 565-member staff and serves more than 4,300 students living in the municipalities of Monroeville and Pitcairn. Five elementary schools, providing education from kindergarten through fourth grade, two middle schools and one high school make up this choice district. Gateway High School has recently completed the final phase of its massive renovation project, updating the school’s stadium, cafeteria, classrooms, auditorium and the hallway infrastructure.
Several private, parochial and charter institutions also call Monroeville home, including North American Martyrs Catholic; St. Bernadette Elementary School; Greater Works Academy; Snowdrop Elementary, offering a focus in the fields of science and math; Spectrum Charter, specializing in the education of autistic students; Sunrise School, offering an educational program for special needs students; and countless others located in Pittsburgh and the surrounding areas.
For those in search of education post-high school, numerous colleges and universities are situated under 40 miles from Monroeville. The Boyce Campus of the Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) in Monroeville stands as the largest provider of education services in the western region of the state. Enrolling over 13,000 students annually, CCAC offers a number of academic programs and continuing education classes. Students attending the college are given the opportunity to receive associate’s degrees in Arts, Science and Applied Science, along with certificates and diplomas.
Top colleges located close at hand in Pittsburgh include the University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon University, the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, Point Park University, Duquesne University, Carlow University and LaRoche College. Additional sites for higher learning, situated only a short drive from Monroeville, include Penn State Allegheny Campus in McKeesport, Seton Hill University in Greensburg, Robert Morris University in Moon Township, Westmoreland County Community College in Youngwood and Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, among many others.
Monroeville’s adults and dedicated workforce are provided opportunities for further training and education as well. Institutions including ITT Technical Institute, the Career Training Academy-Monroeville, the Bella Capelli Academy, the Western School of Health and Business, Forbes Road Career and Technology Center, and the University of Phoenix all provide comprehensive courses to the region’s adults and labor base.