Our Lady of the Sacred Heart High School

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Training young minds to discover, analyze, and apply knowledge

Biology with Lab
Honors Biology with Lab
Chemistry with Lab
Honors Chemistry with Lab
AP Biology
*AP Chemistry
Physiology/Human Anatomy
Honors Physiology/Human Anatomy
Environmental Science
*AP Environmental Science
AP Physics I
Intro to Engineering & Application
**Robotic Engineering

Signifies Honors, Advanced, or AP Course offering
*Offered in alternating years
**Offered depending on course enrollment

Department Highlights

  • OLSH students have participated in the Pittsburgh Regional Science & Engineering Fair, and the Westinghouse Science Honors Institute.
  • Students take field trips to locations such as the Carnegie Science Center’s and Kennywood’s Engineering Days, ASM Material Science Minicamp, Montour Run Creek, and the Pittsburgh Zoo.
  • “Green” features like community gardens, composting, rain barrels, and a natural meadow allow students to study the environment on campus.
  • The OLSH Writing & Learning Center supports writing across the curriculum with support for scientific writing and lab reports.
  • Four science labs are equipped for hands-on learning with experimentation for all levels in each discipline: Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Environmental, and Anatomy.
  • Students learn from alumni and parent medical and science professionals who share knowledge as guest lecturers in the classroom.
  • Young women at OLSH have received Women in Science awards and scholarships from Seton Hill University recognizing their achievement in math and science.
  • 67% of OLSH students taking an AP science course earn a 3, 4, or 5 on the AP exam.


Charles Feher
BS St. Vincent College

Christopher Nagel
MEd Duquesne University
BS St. Vincent College

Emily Mercando
MS Mercyhurst University
BS Mercyhurst University