About Our Curriculum

The University School is a Private Academic High School licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Our students take college preparatory courses that will prepare them for academic coursework in college as well as provide the social, emotional, and organizational skills needed for successful employment.

Our faculty embraces the diverse learning styles of our students, and therefore, the curriculum is tailored to help students achieve academic and personal goals. We also believe that learning extends beyond the classroom. Therefore, once per month, our students participate in service learning opportunities and volunteer with the Greater Pittsburgh Food Bank and the Ronald McDonald House at Children’s Hospital Pittsburgh.

Grade 9 Curriculum

Algebra I

Biology

English I

Spanish I

Social Studies

Grade 10 Curriculum

Geometry

Chemistry

English II

Spanish II

World History/World Cultures

Grade 11 Curriculum

Algebra II

Conceptual Physics

English III

Creative Writing

United States History

Grade 12 Curriculum

Algebra III/Trigonometry

Physics

English IV

College Writing

Government/Sociology

Electives

Advanced Geometry

PreCalculus

Calculus

Advanced Biology

Advanced Chemistry

Advanced Physics

Psychology

Art Education *all students participate in Art