Welcome to Provident Charter School!

PCS West is the proud recipient of the PCPCS’s Replication Grant!

A smiling young girl walks in a school hallway with a pencil in one hand. Her hair is in pigtails and she is wearing a blue school uniform.
  • Designed for Children with Dyslexia
  • Creating Independent Learners

The only school of its kind in southwestern Pennsylvania, Provident Charter School is a tuition-free, public school designed for educating students with language-based learning differences such as dyslexia.  The overall structure of Provident Charter School is different than traditional schools as it offers an environment tailored to supporting students who are struggling to read:

      • Explicit instruction designed for students with dyslexia
      • Flexible, leveled grouping
      • Reading intervention programs, such as Wilson Reading System®, offered daily
      • Multisensory lessons designed to engage all types of learners
      • 1-to-1 student devices that offer individualized assistive technology
      • “Home” work is completed at school with the support of teachers for Grades 2, 3, and 4

Just as important as the school’s structure are the compassionate educators and administrators who work with the students on a daily basis.  The employees at Provident Charter School have a thorough understanding of our students’ needs and are dedicated to making school a positive, uplifting experience.

Our Schools

Provident Charter School Central

PCS Central  serves 2nd-8th grade students in the Troy Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh’s North Side.

Provident Charter School West

PCS West is located in the borough of Baden in Beaver County and serves students in 1st-4th grade.

Our Mission

Provident Charter School is designed for children with dyslexia and other language-based learning differences to access their potential by providing a high-quality, well-rounded education that is delivered through multisensory instructional methods and individual learning plans. Our students move into high school prepared to succeed and confident in their own abilities.

Fundamental Beliefs

We believe that children with dyslexia flourish in a learning community where:

      • the child’s success is the driver of every decision
      • the challenges and gifts of dyslexia are deeply understood
      • the uniqueness of each child is honored — strengths are built upon; weaknesses are strengthened; and potential is unleashed.
      • the child’s academic, personal, and social development share equal priority.
      • the partnership among teachers, parents and administration is a daily commitment

PCS Foundation

Provident Charter School Foundation offers professional development workshops in partnership with Wilson Reading System®.  Partnering with public and private schools, clinics and adult education centers across the country, Wilson® strives for literacy for all.

PCS Blog


Get To Know PCS West: Jennifer Matelan

To get to know more about the people behind our school culture, we recently chatted with PCS West 4th/5th Grade Looping Teacher and Wilson Dyslexia Practitioner Jennifer Matelan.

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We Love to Learn!

Let’s be honest: for students with dyslexia and language-based learning differences, school can be tough. From social situations that are hard to navigate to teaching methods that just don’t resonate, young learners often struggle in traditional classrooms. At PCS West, our tuition-free charter school is flipping the script for those kids.

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Get Moving! Tae Kwon Do at PCS West

Our unique classroom structure and individualized instruction are just the beginning. PCS West also offers tuition-free instruction in Tae Kwon Do – a martial art form that has been around for over 2,000 years. So how can breaking a board benefit your child? The answers may surprise you!

Interested in Enrolling?

PCS is now accepting applications at both our Pittsburgh and Baden, PA campuses.

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