Western Pennsylvania School for Blind Children

General Information

Western Pennsylvania School for Blind Children
201 N Bellefield Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Brief Description

The Western Pennsylvania School for Blind Children, located in the heart of Oakland, Pennsylvania, is an educational facility committed to training visually impaired students with additional disabilities.
Founded more than 120 years ago as a facility to provide the best education for boys and girls who were blind, the School has never wavered from this mandate.
As a private institution chartered by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the School educates approximately 175 students annually from 242 school districts within western Pennsylvania. Students may enroll at age three and they can continue until 21.


Heidi Ondek, Superintendent and Executive Director, ondekh@wpsbc.org

Services Offered

  • Professional Training
    • Provides PA 48 training to professional staff.