Fox Chapel Area School District

Public school students living in Sharpsburg from kindergarten through the twelfth grade obtain their education through the Fox Chapel Area School District. Those in Elementary School living in Sharpsburg attend Kerr Elementary through fifth grade. There is one middle school and one high school within the district. In addition to Sharpsburg, the district serves the surrounding communities of: Aspinwall, Blawnox, Fox Chapel, Indiana and O’Hara.

There are three school board members who represent the region of Sharpsburg and some portions of O’Hara Township. Borough residents elect these board members to their positions. For more information about the Fox Chapel Area School District, visit their website, or contact the administration office at 412.963.9600.

Shady Side Academy

One of the oldest independent schools in Western Pennsylvania, Shady Side enrolls more than 900 students in grades pre-kindergarten through 12 on three unique campuses. Mission – to provide an exceptional and balanced education in a stimulating and nurturing environment.

Ellis School

Established in 1916, The Ellis School is Pittsburgh’s only age 3 – grade 12 independent girls’ school. The campus is located in the East End neighborhood of Shadyside, 5 miles from downtown.

The Ellis School  6425 Fifth Avenue  Pittsburgh, PA 15206  412.661.5992

Winchester Thurston

Winchester Thurston School is an independent, coeducational, college preparatory school with two campuses: a Pre-Kindergarten through grade five at the North Hills Campus in Allison Park and a Pre-Kindergarten through grade 12 City Campus in Shadyside. 

Christ The Divine Teacher Catholic Academy


Christ The Divine Teacher Catholic Academy Pittsburgh Diocesan Regional elementary school providing a Catholic educational program for grades pre-K through eighth grade. Serving Fox Chapel, Shaler, Hampton, Riverview, and Pittsburgh school districts.