Our Lady of the Sacred Heart High School

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Fine & Performing Arts

Giving students opportunities to share their talents

Ceramics 1-3
Studio Art 1
Studio Art 2 - Drawing Concentration
Studio Art 2 - Painting Concentration
Studio Art 3
Introduction to Digital Photography
Digital Photography/Graphic Design
AP Studio Art
Adv. Digital Photography/Web Design
Art Appreciation
Empty Bowls*
Music Appreciation
Concert Choir
Piano Lab I & II
Music Aide

Theatre Thursdays*
Fall Play*
Spring Musical*
Christmas Play*
Summer Theatre Bootcamp*

Signifies Honors, Advanced, or AP Course offering
* signifies extracurricular activity
**dependent on number of interested students

Department Highlights

  • Student artists are regularly recognized for their work in the Student Art Exhibit of the Diocese of Pittsburgh schools.
  • The theatre department competes in the PHSSL State Drama Festival at Bloomsburg University each year.
  • There are two Fine Arts Festivals each year, featuring student artwork on display gallery-style, and concerts featuring the concert choir and student recitals.
  • The art department sponsors the Empty Bowls event every few years, raising awareness for hunger issues and funds for OLSH’s on-site food pantry, Our Lady’s Pantry.
  • The Concert Choir regularly performs at the Allegheny County Courthouse and Pittsburgh International Airport during the Christmas season.
  • Performance students are encouraged to audition for and participate in Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA) honors ensembles. Twelve students have represented OLSH at the junior high and high school levels since 2014.
  • The annual OLSH Musical has been nominated for over 80 Gene Kelly Awards for Excellence in High School Musical Theater over 25 years. The shows have won 11 Gene Kelly Awards and OLSH
    students have received over $35,000 in college scholarships
  • Students are invited to share their musical talents at weekly school masses, singing or providing instrumental accompaniment with the chapel choir.


PontiereAllan J. Pontiere, Chair
MS Duquesne University
BS Edinboro University
Administration Certification
42 years of experience
MAEd, University of Phoenix
B.F.A. & Applied Media Arts, Edinboro University
19 years of experience
31 years of experience
Heather Taylor
BA Mercyhurst College
36 years of experience