Opened in 2009, the Barack Obama Academy Of International Studies is a magnet school located in Pittsburgh's East Side community currently serving students in Grades 6 to 12.
It is named in honor of Barack Obama, the first African-American president in United States history, who assumed office in 2009.
The school is part of the International Baccalaureate, an international educational foundation founded in 1969 and headquartered in Switzerland that offers educational programmes for children ages 3 to 19.
Obama is housed in the Florence Reizenstein Facility located on the edge of Pittsburgh's Shadyside neighborhood and adjacent to Ellis School. The building was originally a middle school built in the 1970s and was closed due to population concerns in the early 21st century but was renovated in 2008. In addition to classrooms and library, it features an open cafeteria, counselors suite and athletic fields.
The school and office are normally open Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
On-site parking is available.