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About Our School

Dickson School
7301 Schoyer Avenue
Swissvale, PA 15218
Kristina Peart
Asst. Principal:
Charmayne Gather
Asst. Principal:
Terrence Smith
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Woodland Hills Dickson STEAM Academy

7301 Schoyer Avenue
Swissvale, PA 15218

Serving Grades 6 through 8

Students may enter the building at 8:05 am.

The late bell rings at 8:20 am.

Dismissal is at 2:58 pm.

Bus Departure is at 3:02 pm.

Dickson Preparatory STEAM Academy

Dickson Preparatory STEAM Academy is a six through eighth grade school with approximately 742 students. There are 28 homeroom classrooms, two autistic support classes, two learning support classes and two emotional support classes as well as gifted classes, speech, vision, and hearing support. In addition to core academic subjects, the children receive physical education, art, music and library. Technology is an integrated part of instruction with interactive Promethean boards, computers in the classrooms, I-pads, and Chromebooks are available for student use.  Dickson students have the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities, including chorus, band, the Student Leadership Group, the Media Club, and orchestra. 

Our Core Beliefs

Through the use of research based instructional practices we believe the students will learn and make adequate progress toward meeting or exceeding state standards as evaluated through a variety of assessments. Students must be held accountable to high standards of learning, appropriate behavior and making positive choices.

Quality Professional Development will enhance learning, instruction and assessment. Each student can become a lifelong learner reaching their full potential through research based instructional practices and encouragement by their teachers. We believe that parental support is an integral part of the student's academic success and essential to creating a home/school partnership. We believe through continuous professional development, our staff will enhance their instructional practices to continue to meet our students' educational needs.

Building Mission Statement

We will provide Dickson students with a creative and safe environment, excellent educational experiences that increase intellectual skills, collegiality, and respect for diversity, which will promote resilient and independent lifelong learners. We will promote a positive school culture through communication and collaboration among all key stakeholders.