Our Programs

HFI Specialized Learning


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Holy Family’s Specialized Learning school is a licensed, private academic school for elementary and secondary students in Allegheny and surrounding Counties. Enrollment is based on a referral from the students’ home school districts.

If your student was referred to our program, be assured that we are dedicated to helping students overcome their unique academic and behavioral challenges so that they can successfully return to their home school districts. Upon a student’s enrollment in the program, Specialized Learning staff assess his or her skills and academic knowledge and develop an individualized learning plan to help them cultivate constructive behavior, build knowledge and achieve academic success.


Each classroom is staffed by a Pennsylvania-certified teacher and a classroom behavior intervention specialist, and class size is limited to 12 or fewer students. Our curriculum is aligned with state standards. Adapted physical education, art and music classes are taught by teachers certified in those subject areas. Technology is integrated into every classroom, and all students are provided with Chromebook laptops to support their online studies.


Education Outreach

We partner with Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild to offer high school students special art instruction in professional studios during the school day. Students explore self-expression while learning skills that are transferable to other academic areas and future careers. Through our online education program, students can work toward recovering needed high school credits for graduation.


Workforce Development

High school level students engage in a variety of career-exploration and job-readiness activities. We strive to help students gain the knowledge, abilities and skills they need to succeed in their chosen career path.


Location and Contact

Our campus is located in Ross Township at 100 Enger Avenue, formerly North Hills School District’s Seville Elementary building.

Ronald Zangaro,
Education Director,

HFI Specialized Learning School is licensed by the Pennsylvania Bureau of Private Academic Schools and approved to offer elementary and secondary programming in regular education and special education including Learning Disabled, Intellectually Disabled and Socially/Emotionally Disturbed by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of Special Education.


100 Enger Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15214

Ronald Zangaro
Education Director