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Education

Preparing for the Future

W aynesburg University is a strong partner for growth and development. The University is a private, Christian, liberal arts institution founded by the Presbyterian Church in 1849. Chartered by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in 1850 and fully accredited by the Middle State Association of Colleges and by the Department of Education of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the University is in its 159th year. Waynesburg University offers more than 40 academic areas of study and has one of the most extensive service learning programs in the world. The University offers several bachelor’s degrees, a master’s of education degree and a master’s of science in nursing degree. An accelerated degree completion program for adults to complete a business degree and a Nursing Express Track are offered at three adult learning centers in the Pittsburgh area. Waynesburg University students average more than 1,100 hours per week of volunteer work. In addition, students and faculty build cultural understanding through international experiences and mission trips.

The Greene County Education Center of Westmoreland County Community College is located in the EverGreene Technology Park. The center was established in the fall of 1999 to serve as a central office for students taking Westmoreland County Community College classes in Greene County. Classes are conducted full-time and year-round at the state-of-the-art facility.

The Central Greene School District operates two elementary buildings (K-5), one middle school (6-8) and one senior high school (9-12). A professional staff of teachers, support personnel and administrators are dedicated to provide the finest educational programs possible to the students of the Central Greene School District. The instructional curriculum in the elementary schools emphasizes education in the basic skills. An enrichment program adds diversification to the curriculum, as does the intramural program. Interscholastic activities include football, basketball, wrestling, golf, track and soccer. The high school was recently renovated and boasts a 1,000-seat auditorium, a gymnasium, a pool, two microcomputer laboratories, a distance learning room, a full-motion video classroom, a student center for counseling and a music suite for band and choir. Advanced placement honors and California University courses are also available to students in the high school.

The Greene County Career & Technology Center is supported by all five county school districts and state funds. The center is located on the campus of the Central Greene High School and Elementary Schools. It provides training in a number of fields, such as auto mechanics, accounting, cosmetology, drafting, food service, culinary arts and welding. There is also a licensed practical nursing program for adults. The school serves the students from the five county school districts, as well as adult students.

There are also many pre-school, head start and day care programs available throughout the county. Open Door Christian School is a private, Christian-based school that covers grades K-12 and is within a 10-minute drive from Waynesburg.

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