MacaroniKID Pittsburgh City Back-to-School Guide

By Lisa Williams, Macaroni Kid Pittsburgh City Publisher August 18, 2023

Get ready to rock the back-to-school season with our ultimate guide to all things back-to-school in the Burgh. We know the summer fun is winding down, but don't worry – a whole new adventure is about to begin!

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We'd like to thank The Waterfront for sponsoring this guide. 

Head Back-to-School in 'Burgh Style 

Take care of all your back-to-school shopping needs in one stop when you shop at The Waterfront. Take advantage of these amazing back-to-school deals and don't forget to save any receipts from August 4-13 to earn a $25 DSW gift card!

Ace your school fashion with Old Navy. Find tops from $5, dresses from $10, and jeans from just $15 at Old Navy. Get the trends that have them obsessed (for less). Head over to Old Navy at The Waterfront to fill your wardrobe for the new school year!

Shop back-to-school supplies for everyone in the house at Michaels in the Waterfront. Did you know that teachers enjoy a 15% discount at Michaels year round? Find classroom storage, organizers and decor, plus planners, posters, awards, and arts and craft supplies. Show your valid educator ID to get your discount! Don't forget to share the discount love with your teacher friends!

LOFT at The Waterfront loves teachers! Discounts available through August 20. Teachers find the styles you love for less at the loft! Find everything you need for a comfortable and successful school year. Plus, teachers get an extra 15% off for a limited time on top of our other offers!

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Back-to-School Events

Back-to-School Nights

Tuesday, August 22nd


Sunnyside    4:30 - 6:30

Wednesday, August 23rd 

Allegheny    5:30 - 7:30



Colfax    5:30 - 7:30

Concord    4:00 - 6:00

Fulton   5:00 - 7:00



King    4:00 - 6:00

Langley    2:00 - 5:00


Linden    5:00 - 6:30

Manchester    4:00 - 6:00

Mifflin    5:30 - 7:30

Montessori    5:00 - 6:30

Morrow    4:00 - 6:00


Roosevelt    5:00 - 7:00

Sci-Tech    5:30 - 7:00 

South Hills    6:00 - 8:00

Spring Hill 


Westinghouse    11:00 - 4:00

West Liberty 



Thursday, August 24th




Brookline    5:00 - 7:00

CAPA    5:00 - 7:00

Classical Academy

Conroy    4:00 - 7:00


Obama    5:00 - 7:00

Perry    5:00 - 7:30


Schiller    5:00 - 6:30

South Brook    4:30 - 7:00


Friday, August 25th 

Carmalt    5:30 - 7:00


Wednesday, August 30th


Thursday, August 31st


Gifted Center

Miller    3:30 - 5:00

Weil    3:30 - 5:30

Thursday, September 7th


Pittsburgh Online Academy 

Friday, September 8th


Tuesday, September 26th

Student Achievement Center

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Pittsburgh Beechwood PreK-5

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Pittsburgh Brookline PreK-8
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Pittsburgh Capa 6-12
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Pittsburgh Carmalt PreK-8
A Science and Technology Academy
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Pittsburgh Carrick High School
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Pittsburgh Colfax K-8
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Pittsburgh Concord PreK-5
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Pittsburgh Conroy
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Pittsburgh Dilworth PreK-5
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Pittsburgh Fulton PreK-5
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Pittsburgh King PreK-8
A Community School
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Pittsburgh Langley PreK-8
A Community School

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Pittsburgh Lincoln PreK-5
A Community School & STEAM Academy
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Pittsburgh Linden PreK-5
A Chinese Mandarin Emphasis School
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Pittsburgh Manchester PreK-8
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Pittsburgh Mifflin PreK-8
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Pittsburgh Miller PreK-5
An African-Centered Academy
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Pittsburgh Milliones 6-12
University Preparatory School

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Pittsburgh Minadeo PreK-5
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Pittsburgh Montessori PreK-5
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Pittsburgh Morrow PreK-8
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Pittsburgh Obama 6-12
An International Baccalaureate World School

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Pittsburgh Oliver Citywide Academy

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Pittsburgh Online Academy
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Pittsburgh Perry High School
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Pittsburgh Phillips K-5
A Spanish Emphasis School

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Pittsburgh Roosevelt PreK -5

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Pittsburgh Schiller 6-8
A STEAM Academy
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Pittsburgh Science and Technology Academy

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South Hills Middle School
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Pittsburgh Sterrett 6-8
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Pittsburgh Student Achievement Center
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Pittsburgh Sunnyside PreK-8
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Pittsburgh Weil PreK-5

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Pittsburgh Westinghouse Academy 6-12
A Community School
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Pittsburgh West Liberty PreK-5
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Pittsburgh Westwood PreK-5
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Pittsburgh Whittier K-5

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Pittsburgh Woolslair PreK-5
A STEAM Academy

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