Saint Anthony School Programs forms an integral part of the educational ministry of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh. Rooted in the Gospel, St. Anthony School Programs provides moral and spiritual formation, an academic course of studies and vocational training for students ages 5 to 21 with special needs. The program seeks to maximize the individual student’s potential for academic learning, to foster self-respect and confidence and to develop competence in employment and living skills. In pursuit of this mission, St. Anthony School Programs promotes the concept of inclusive education within the Catholic Schools of the Diocese of Pittsburgh.
St. Anthony Village Orphanage in Oakmont founded
Our mission changed from caring for dependent children to educating students with special needs. Name changed to St. Anthony's School for Exceptional Children
First inclusive site opened at St. Thomas More School
Name changed to St. Anthony School Programs; Oakmont Campus closed, and we opened multiple classrooms at various Catholic school sites
Began formally offering an inclusive education program for children with special needs, ages 5-21, including Autism
St. Anthony’s celebrated 65 years of educating children with Down syndrome, Autism Spectrum Disorder and special needs
St. Anthony’s continues educating students in person, with a virtual learning option through Covid-19 pandemic.