Frick International Studies Academy is the middle school component of the Pittsburgh Public Schools twelve-year International Studies magnet program.
It sits in the heart of the Oakland community, and this prime location affords the teachers the opportunity to accompany students on field trips to such venues as Carnegie Museum, Carnegie Library and Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens.
In addition to the enrichment offered by these establishments, Frick's location allows for partnerships with the hospitals, colleges and universities in the immediate area.
Preference is given to students from the elementary International Studies programs that offer French, German and Spanish. Entrance into a Japanese program is available at the sixth grade level for students with no previous language study.
Students have one period of world language instruction each day and are required to stay with the same language for the three years that they are in attendance. Opportunities are provided for the students to use their world language with native speakers.
In addition to the rigorous world language program, students enjoy activities such as: interscholastic sports; instrumental and vocal music lessons; cultural celebrations relevant to their world language study; extracurricular academic competitions; debate teams; and science fair competitions.
Weekdays, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
On-site parking is available.