Students attending St. Benedict the Moor School come from a variety of school districts. Many districts provide bus transportation for the students. Students living in the city of Pittsburgh living more than a mile and a half from the school are provided transportation by a school bus from the State of Pennsylvania.
St. Benedict the Moor does not have school-sponsored or parent-sponsored transportation.
Title 1 support services are available on site for reading. Students from grades 1-8 are given Title 1 reading support services through the recommendation of their teachers and test scores.
Additonal tutoring in math is provided for students through an after school math program.
Act 89 provides a speech therapist who works with designated students on a weekly basis.
As part of the special needs program, Act 89 allows students to be referred and assessed by a school psychologist. The results will be used to help teachers create a growth plan to best meet the needs of the student and to assist parents in further helping to meet their child's needs.
The Pittsburgh Public School District provides a qualified nurse practitioner one day a week. The nurse practitioner is also on call for emergency situations. There is a helath room adequate for conducting the necessary vision and hearing screenings required by the state.
The Pittsburgh Public School District also provides a dental hygienist. The dental hygienist provides our students with the required state examinations as well as classes for the primary students in the proper care of their teeth and mouth.
First aid provisions are available in the school office and each teacher is provided with a first aid kit for the class.
A certified guidance counselor is on staff one day a week. Outside services are also provided.
Breakfast and Lunch Program
St. Benedict the Moor School will be utilizing the Federal Government breakfast and lunch program for 2010-2011. This will take place in our supervised cafeteria. All families will be required to fill out the confidential lunch forms that must be on file whether you receive free, reduced or full price lunch or breakfast.
Full price lunch - $2.25 cash or student strip tickets will be 5 for $10.00. Full price breakfast - .75. Reduced lunch - .40 or student strip tickets 5 for $2.00. Reduced breakfast - .30.
All students are served identically and payment or non-payment is taken care of discreetly. A menu will be given to the students monthly or it can be printed from our web site.