Also known as Taylor-Alderdice, this is the largest of the ten urban high schools in the Pittsburgh Public Schools system.
Built in 1927, the school is named for Taylor Allderdice, a former president of the National Tube Company.
Pittsburgh Allderdice is a comprehensive (grades 9-12) neighborhood school drawing students from nine diverse communities and offering all academic programs at the gifted (CAS), scholars (PSP), and standard academic levels. Seven Applied Technology and Career Development Programs (ATCD) are offered for vocationally-skilled students.
The school, famous in Pittsburgh for its student plays and musicals, has had some famous alumni. These include comedian and actor Marty Allen; sportscaster Myron Cope; Newsweek editor Howard Fineman; Oscar winning filmmaker Rob Marshall; and the late Pittsburgh Mayor Bob O'Connor.
Classes are held during the school year weekdays from 7:25 a.m. to 2:35 p.m.
On-site parking is available.