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SHALER AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT 
MISSION
Shaler Area School District is a collaborative, innovative, and
creative learning environment for all.

VISION
To serve our Shaler Area community and its children by providing an
education that fosters our youth to be contributing members of society

To develop resiliency, empathy, creative thinking, critical thinking, and
problem solving in every student on their path to fulfilling their potential
 
CORE VALUES
  • We value the celebration and promotion of excellence in our community.
  • We value a culture where everyone has a voice and everyone is an owner.
  • We value and encourage creative and innovative risk-taking.
  • We value our responsibility to serve and educate our community.
  • We value an atmosphere of trust, transparency, and collaboration. 


 
Shaler Area School District is a suburban public school district bordering the City of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  The student enrollment for 2017-18 is 4,359.  The district provides a comprehensive educational system from kindergarten through grade twelve and is accredited through the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.  Instructional areas include regular instruction, special education (including gifted), vocational education and all necessary support services. The mission of the District is "The Shaler Area School District, working with the families of Etna, Millvale, Reserve and Shaler, will provide a unique educational experience that will enable each student to develop superior communication and analytical skills maximizing his/her potential to serve and succeed in a global environment."
 
The Shaler Area School District is comprised of the Townships of Shaler and Reserve, and the Boroughs of Etna and Millvale (see map ).  The District encompasses approximately 14.4 square miles in the North Hills area of Allegheny County and is located approximately 10 miles from the City of Pittsburgh.  The District is bounded on the north by Hampton Township; on the northeast by Indiana Township; on the northwest by Ross Township; on the southeast by O'Hara Township; on the south by Sharpsburg Borough and the Allegheny River and on the southwest by the City of Pittsburgh.
 
The District is comprised of five primary buildings, K - 3,  ( Burchfield, Jeffery, Marzolf, Reserve and Rogers), an Elementary School (grades 4 - 5 - 6), a Middle School (grades 7 - 8) and a Senior High School (grades 9 - 12).
 
Medical Facilities
 
Most Pittsburgh hospitals and health care facilities are within easy access of the District.  Closest to the District are Allegheny General Hospital, UPMC St. Margaret Hospital and UPMC Passavant Hospital .  All of these hospitals have undertaken recent and on-going expansion projects designed to improve their facilities.
 
Higher Education
 
The District is located within easy access of the numerous institutions of higher education which are located throughout the area.  The closest is LaRoche College, which is located north of the District in the Town of McCandless, near North Hills Passavant Hospital.  Other institutions located throughout the area include Community College of Allegheny County , Carlow University, Carnegie-Mellon University , Chatham University, Duquesne University , the Pennsylvania State University ( McKeesport, New Kensington and Kittanning Campuses), Pittsburgh Theological Seminary , Point Park University, Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Robert Morris University and the University of Pittsburgh .
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