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Mission, Vision and Core Values

Located in the heart of Oakland, the Western Pennsylvania School for Blind Children is a one-of-a-kind educational experience committed to empowering our students to realize their full potential. The School also provides vital early intervention and outreach services to visually impaired students, with or without additional challenges, throughout western Pennsylvania. 

Founded in 1887, our School is best equipped to care for and educate students with visual impairments. As a private institution chartered by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the School educates approximately 200 enrolled students from 242 school districts within western Pennsylvania.

Mission
The Mission of the Western Pennsylvania School for Blind Children is to nurture the unique abilities of individuals with blindness and visual impairment through educational excellence and a lifetime of learning. 

Vision
We envision Western Pennsylvania School for Blind Children as being a global leader in education and advocacy for individuals with blindness and visual impairment.

Core Values                                                     
Excellence
 in education
Compassionately celebrate our unique abilities
Creativity sparking innovation and adaptations
Dignity and respect for all
Limitless collaboration
Self-determination through a lifetime of learning