Approximately 1 in every 5 children struggle with a reading disability. Provident Charter School addresses the needs of this neglected population by incorporating multi-sensory instruction into our curriculum. We provide 25% more instructional hours than the traditional school curriculum for enhanced, individualized, remedial instruction.
As a publicly-funded charter school, our services and expertise are provided free of charge.
Provident Charter School’s inaugural school year took place the fall of 2016 when doors opened for students in Grades 3 and 4. After a successful first year, Provident Charter School opened its doors for year two with students in Grades 3, 4, and 5. Provident Charter School will continue to expand until the year 2021 when we will reach our mission of servicing students with reading disabilities in Grades 2 through 8.
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 multi-sensory instructional methods and individual learning plans. Our students move into high school prepared to succeed and confident in their own abilities.
Our 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
Our school is located within Troy Hill, a neighborhood within Pittsburgh’s North Side overlooking the Allegheny River and Polish Hill. The neighborhood includes a main street, independent businesses, and community parks and gardens all within one square mile. According to NEXTpittsburgh, Troy Hill is “an under-the-radar Pittsburgh neighborhood well worth knowing.”