Saint Constantine Pittsburgh
We are bringing a school to the Pittsburgh metro area that provides a classical, Christian education so that we may become people ready for today and prepared for eternity. As part of the educational mission of the Orthodox Church, The Saint Constantine School educates servant-leaders through classical, Christian, practical education, nurturing the minds and hearts of students for their own salvation, for the benefit of the world, and to the glory of God.
Get To Know Us
The Saint Constantine School opened in Houston in 2015. With current enrollment of over 400 students from various confessions, we offer a unique education that celebrates the abundance of God's truth in a traditional Christian environment. Rigid academic schedules and overburdening homework are removed from the experience of younger students, and the joy of learning and hours of free play outdoors are restored. Rather than merely preparing older students for today's astronomically priced college experience, Saint Constantine offers an Oxford-style, great books education with dual credit courses, freeing up their efforts to focus on what really matters. Saint Constantine Pittsburgh will benefit from the successes of the Houston campus while also avoiding the overhead costs associated with administrating an elite private school. With Houston as a model, the curriculum is set, methodologies are tested and proven, and we are ready for the community to help us bring The Saint Constantine School to Pennsylvania.
“Of all holy works, the education of children is the most holy."
Soul to Soul Education, Throughout the Nation
While running a successful school in Houston is a key mission of our organization, The Saint Constantine School was founded with a much broader vision to impact education nationwide. Building a network of branch campuses is the next phase of our mission, and participation in this network offers practical resources and assets that help make new schools a reality.
Imagine if we took the online education model and inverted it—moving tasks like accounting, marketing, design, legal, and HR into the virtual space while keeping your child's education face-to-face. The result: the ability to start lean, fiscally responsible, affordable schools in every airport city. This is how the Saint Constantine network is being built.
What this means is that the Pittsburgh campus will start off with the resources of the Houston Central Office and its employees for about 50% the cost of one full-time employee.
These practical benefits also include the chance for network schools to better innovate, share, and hold each other accountable for their work in educating our students for eternity in paradise.
The result is an academically rigorous environment that never loses sight of the fact that each student in our care is a soul made in the image of God, to be nurtured and enlivened.
The Saint Constantine Difference
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THE PITTSBURGH PROJECT
Reclaiming education, early childhood through college, in our community.
This project began when a group of passionate Orthodox lay people and Church leaders reached out to the Saint Constantine School Houston, knowing that the organization had begun plans to create a network of schools. During this time leadership in Houston formed a Central Office dedicated to this endeavor; they are currently working to support volunteer start-ups in Pittsburgh and Dallas.
The Central Office completes the build out of branch campuses in phases. The Pittsburgh Launch Committee is near the tail end of Phase 1, pending the achievement of the initial fundraising goal. The Launch Committee is singularly focused on raising these funds, knowing that the need for a Saint Constantine campus in our part of Pennsylvania is keenly felt.
PHASE 1: PLANNING
Following several months of communication between the Pittsburgh committee and the Saint Constantine leadership, a decision to partner was reached. Initial terms were settled, and it was agreed that we would begin pursuing funding for our preparatory year, Year 0. This funding will allow Saint Constantine to hire a full-time employee, the Head of School, who will spearhead preparations on the ground in Pittsburgh.
PHASE 2: PREPARATION
Once the initial goal has been met and a Head of School hired, then preparations can begin to open the school. The Launch Committee and the Central Office will work together and form the initial school board. Fundraising goals will be set and pursued, a location will be secured, and key staff will be scouted and hired for the next school year. Most importantly, we will begin admitting students and promoting the school to the broader community.
PHASE 3: OPERATIONS
The school year begins with an aggressive offering of grades and programs. The local Head of School and leadership staff maintain operations with infrastructure assistance from the Central Office.