Western Pennsylvania School for Blind Children - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

Western Pennsylvania School for Blind Children
201 North Bellefield Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213-1499
(412) 621-0100 (Local)
(412) 621-4067 (Fax)

Brief Description

The Western Pennsylvania School for Blind Children, located in the heart of Oakland, Pennsylvania, is an educational facility committed to training visually impaired students with additional disabilities.

Founded more than 120 years ago as a facility to provide the best education for boys and girls who were blind, the School has never wavered from this mandate.

As a private institution chartered by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the School educates approximately 175 students annually from 242 school districts within western Pennsylvania. Students may enroll at age three and they can continue until 21.

Hours of operation: Residential, 5 days a week.
Staff description: 260 full-time. Uses volunteers.
Geographic area served: Western Pennsylvania.
Publications: Insights (biannual).


Heidi Ondek, Superintendent and Executive Director, ondekh@wpsbc.org

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