History of Brookline Local Schools

Brookline Elementary School - 2004

Historical Informational Links And Class Photos
For Brookline Area Schools

Brookline      West Liberty      Carmalt      South Brook      Resurrection

St. Pius X      Our Lady Of Loreto      Brookline Regional Catholic

South Hills HS      Elizabeth Seton HS      South Hills Catholic HS

Seton-LaSalle HS      Brashear HS      Pioneer Center

DePaul Institute      Toner Institute      Oak Elementary

Current Links To School Websites


Brookline has several local schools that serve the needs of the neighborhood children. There are public and parochial elementary and secondary schools, offering a variety educational choices.

Brookline Regional Catholic, now called Saint John Bosko Academy is a parochial elementary school located along Pioneer Avenue, established in 1996. The enrollment consists of students from several South Hills parishes, including the following Brookline churches that once included schools: Resurrection (1909-1996), Our Lady of Loreto (1961-1996) and St. Pius X Elementary (1956-1996).

Public elementary schools include West Liberty (1939-present, established 1850) on Dunster Street, Brookline Elementary (1909-present) on Woodbourne Avenue, and Carmalt Academy of Science and Technology (1937-present) on Breining Street. Children in the middle school years can attend South Brook Middle School, located near West Liberty Elementary on Dunster Street.

West Liberty School - 1919
West Liberty School classroom 3-M in 1919. West Liberty School, opened in 1898,
was Brookline's first public school, located on Pioneer Avenue.

West Liberty/Brookline School History
Loreto Church/School History
St. Pius X Church/School History
Resurrection Church/School History

Resurrection Elementary classroom - 1957
A classroom at Resurrection Elementary in 1957.

For secondary education, there are Brashear High School (public) and Seton-LaSalle High School (parochial). Brashear opened in 1974 and located on Crane Avenue in Beechview, replaced South Hills High School (1917-1973). Seton-LaSalle is a 1979 merger between South Hills Catholic High School (1960-1979) and Elizabeth Seton High School (1941-1979). Seton-LaSalle is located on McNeilly Road.

In addition to the fine academic programs offered at Brookline area schools, there are also some excellent extra-curricular and athletic programs to challenge our kids physically. Many of our school teams have gone on to win city, diocesan, WPIAL and state championships in a variety of sports.

1983-84 Our Lady Of Loreto Lady Lions.
Our Lady of Loreto's Varsity Girls basketball team were 1984 State Champions.

For those with special needs, there is Pioneer Education Center, located next to West Liberty Elementary on Dunster Street. The school is equipped to meet the demands of the physically challenged.

From 1908 to 2003, there was DePaul Institute, a nationally renowned school for the deaf and hearing impaired. DePaul, once located on Castlegate Avenue, relocated to Shadyside after nearly 100 years in Brookline. From 1917 to 1977 there was also Toner Institute, a military-type academy located on Castlegate Avenue.

Brookline Regional
 Catholic - 2004 St. Pius X 50th Anniversary
Saint John Bosco Academy, formerly Brookline Regional Catholic, is located on the campus of St. Pius X Parish.


Below are links to the history of our local schools, including class photos, pictures of
various athletic teams, and special events like class plays and activities.

Resurrection School

Resurrection Church/School History
Resurrection Church - 1910
Resurrection Fund Raising - 1911
Resurrection Enrollment - 1913
Resurrection Graduates - 1914
St. Vincent DePaul Society - 1915
Resurrection First Communion - 1920
Holy Name Society - 1922
Resurrection High School - 1926
Resurrection High School - 1927
Resurrection Room #7 - 1928
Resurrection New Playground - 1933
Resurrection Chronology 1909 - 1934
Resurrection 1st Grade Class - 1936
Resurrection 2nd Grade Class - 1937
Resurrection 3rd Grade Class - 1938
Resurrection 4th Grade Class - 1938
Resurrection Church Dedication - 1939
Resurrection 5th Grade Class - 1940
Resurrection 7th Grade Class - 1940
Resurrection Girl Scouts - 1945
Resurrection 1st Grade Class - 1946
Resurrection 6th Grade Class - 1946
Resurrection 3rd Grade Class - 1947
Resurrection 7th Grade Class - 1947
Resurrection Cheerleaders - 1947
Resurrection 7th Grade Class - 1948
Resurrection 8th Grade Class - 1948
Resurrection 1st Grade Class - 1949
Resurrection 8th Grade Class - 1949
Resurrection 1st Grade Class - 1950
Resurrection 6th Grade Class - 1950
Resurrection Cheerleaders - 1950
Resurrection Christmas Play - 1950
Resurrection Football - 1951
Resurrection Girls Basketball - 1952
Resurrection Varsity Basketball - 1952
Resurrection Football - 1952
Resurrection 8th Grade Class - 1952
Resurrection Football - 1953
Resurrection Safety Patrol - 1953
Resurrection First Communion - 1953
Resurrection 8th Grade Class - 1953
Resurrection 2nd Grade Class - 1954
Resurrection 6th Grade Class - 1954
Resurrection Football - 1954
Resurcayo Club - 1955
Resurrection 8th Grade Class - 1956
Resurrection First Communion - 1957
Resurrection 4th Grade Class - 1957
Resurrection 8th Grade Class - 1957
Resurrection New Annex - 1957
Resurrection Girls Basketball - 1957
Resurrection School Days - 1957
Resurrection Funeral Procession - 1958
Resurrection First Communion - 1958
Resurrection 50th Anniversary - 1958
Resurrection 8th Grade Class - 1959
Resurrection First Communion - 1960
Resurrection May Crowning - 1960
Resurrection 8th Grade Class - 1960
Resurrection First Communion - 1961
Resurrection 8th Grade Class - 1961
Resurrection 1st Grade Class - 1962
Resurrection First Communion - 1962
Resurrection 8th Grade Class - 1963
Resurrection First Communion - 1964
Resurrection 8th Grade Class - 1964
New Activities Center - 1964
Resurrection First Communion - 1965
Resurrection 8th Grade Class - 1965
Resurrection First Communion - 1967
Resurrection 8th Grade Class - 1967
Resurrection PTG Meeting - 1968
Resurrection First Communion - 1968
Resurrection 8th Grade Class - 1968
Resurrection First Communion - 1969
Resurrection Boys Basketball - 1969
Resurrection 8th Grade Class - 1970
Resurrection Boys Basketball - 1970
Resurrection 8th Grade Class - 1971
Resurrection First Communion - 1972
Resurrection 8th Grade Class - 1972
Resurrection Boys Basketball - 1973
Resurrection First Communion - 1973a
Resurrection First Communion - 1973b
Resurrection 8th Grade Class - 1973
Resurrection 5th Grade Class - 1975
Resurrection 7th Grade Class - 1975
Resurrection 8th Grade Class 1 - 1975
Resurrection 8th Grade Class 2 - 1975
Resurrection Outdoor Mass - 1976
Resurrection Cheerleaders - 1977
Resurrection 2nd Grade Class - 1977
Resurrection 6th Grade Class - 1977
Resurrection 7th Grade Class - 1977
The Peacemakers - circa 1977
Resurrection 1st Grade Class - 1978
Resurrection 2nd Grade Class - 1979
Resurrection 4th Grade Class - 1979
Resurrection 8th Grade Class - 1979
Resurrection 5th Grade Class - 1980
Resurrection 4th Grade Class - 1981
Resurrection 6th Grade Class - 1981
Resurrection 5th Grade Class - 1982
Resurrection Basketball - 1982
CYO Boys Basketball - 1982
Resurrection Fun Flair - 1982
Resurrection 6th Grade Class - 1983
Resurrection 8th Grade Class - 1983
Resurrection 75th Anniversary - 1984
Resurrection 7th Grade Class - 1984
Resurrection Faculty - 1984
Resurrection Cheerleaders - 1984
Resurrection Boys Basketball - 1984
CYO Girls Basketball - 1984
Resurrection Boys Basketball - 1985
CYO Boys Basketball - 1985
Resurrection 8th Grade Class - 1986
Resurrection Cheerleaders - 1988
Resurrection Boys Basketball - 1988
Resurrection First Communion - 1988
Resurrection Kindergarten Class - 1988
Resurrection 8th Grade Class - 1988
Resurrection Boys Basketball - 1989
Resurrection 6th Grade Class - 1989
Resurrection Boys Basketball - 1990
Resurrection First Communion - 1991
Resurrection First Communion - 1992
Resurrection First Communion - 1993
Resurrection First Communion - 1994
Resurrection 8th Grade Class - 1994
Resurrection First Communion - 1995
Resurrection 8th Grade Class - 1995
Resurrection First Communion - 1996
Resurrection 8th Grade Class - 1996
The Ressi-Rected Tomb - 1996
Resurrection First Communion - 1998
Resurrection First Communion - 1999
Resurrection First Communion - 2000
Resurrection Fun Flair - 2000
Resurrection First Communion - 2001
Creedmoor Court Apartments - 2003
Resurrection Trip to D.C. - 2005
Former Teachers - 2008

St. Pius X

St. Pius X Church/School History
St. Pius X Construction - 1955
St. Pius 2nd Grade Class - 1972
St. Pius X Expo - 1974
St. Pius X Football - 1975
St. Pius Boys Basketball - 1981
St. Pius 8th Grade Class - 1982
St. Pius Basketball - 1995
St. Pius X 50th Anniversary - 2004

Our Lady of Loreto

Loreto Church/School History
Loreto First Mass - 1959
Loreto Student Blessing - 1959
Loreto First Communion - 1961
Loreto School Construction - 1961
Loreto First Communion - 1962
A Bird's Eye View - 1962
Loreto 3rd/4th Grade - 1963
Loreto First Communion - 1963
Loreto May Crowning - 1963
Loreto CYO Basketball - 1964
Loreto Student Enrollment - 1964
Loreto First Communion - 1964
Catholic Schools Week - 1966
Loreto First Communion - 1966
Loreto May Crowning - 1966
Loreto Lions (8th) - 1967
Loreto First Communion - 1972
Loreto All Saint's Day - 1973
Loreto Lions (5th) - 1975
Loreto Lions (6th) - 1975
Loreto 8th Grade Class - 1975
Loreto Lions (6th) - 1976
Loreto 8th Grade Class - 1976
Loreto Kateri Girls - 1977
Loreto 8th Grade Class - 1977
Loreto 8th Grade Class - 1978
Loreto Lions (3rd) - 1978
Loreto Lions (4th) - 1978
Loreto Lions (4th) - 1979
Loreto Lions (6th) - 1979
Loreto Lions (8th) - 1979
Loreto 8th Grade Class - 1979
Loreto Lions (6th) - 1980
Loreto Lady Lions - 1980
Loreto Lady Lions - 1983
Loreto 8th Grade Class - 1983
Loreto Lady Lions - 1984
Loreto Basketball - 1986
Loreto Class of 1986
Loreto Lions (5th) - 1987
Loreto Lions (6th) - 1988
Loreto Lions (8th) - 1990
Loreto Class of 1993
Loreto Class of 1996

Oak Elementary School

Oak Elementary School - 1930

Brookline School

Brookline Elementary School History
Professor Joseph F. Moore
Brookline Elementary School - 1909
Brookline Elementary School - 1913
Brookline 8th Grade Class - 1913
Brookline School Basketball - 1913
Brookline 5th Grade Class - 1915
Brookline 6th Grade Class - 1915
Brookline School Garden - 1916
Brookline 8th Grade Class - 1917
Brookline School Model - 1919
Brookline 8th Grade Class - 1919
Brookline Elementary School - 1921
Brookline 1st Grade Class - 1924
Brookline 8th Grade Class - 1924
Brookline 8th Grade Class - 1925
Brookline School Woodshop - 1928
Brookline School Construction - 1929
Brookline Elementary School - 1930
Brookline 8th Grade (Winter) - 1932
Brookline 8th Grade (Spring) - 1932
Brookline Defense Stamp Drive - 1942
Brookline 8th Grade Class - 1944
Brookline 8th Grade Class - 1945
Brookline 6th Grade Classroom - 1945
Brookline Journalism Classroom - 1945
Brookline Music Classroom - 1945
Brookline School Travel Club - 1945
Brookline School Printing Press - 1945
Brookline School Newspaper - 1945
Brookline School Drama Class - 1945
Brookline School Play - 1947
Brookline School Square Dance - 1947
Brookline School Soccer Team - 1948
Brookline School Basketball - 1948
Brookline School Cheerleaders - 1948
Brookline 8th Grade (Winter) - 1948
Brookline 8th Grade (Spring) - 1948
Brookline 8th Grade (Spring) - 1949
Brookline School Basketball - 1950
Brookline 8th Grade (Spring) - 1950
Brookline Safety Patrol - 1951
Brookline 8th Grade (Winter) - 1952
Brookline 1st Grade Class - 1952
Brookline 6th Grade Class - 1952
Brookline 2nd Grade Class - 1953
Brookline Kindergarten Class - 1953
Brookline 8th Grade (Spring) - 1953
Brookline 3rd Grade Class - 1954
Brookline 3rd Grade Class Play - 1956
Brookline 5th Grade Class - 1956
Brookline Kindergarten Class - 1958
Brookline 7th Grade Class - 1958
Brookline Kindergarten Class - 1960
Brookline Kindergarten Class - 1962
Brookline Kindergarten Class - 1964
Brookline 4th Grade Class - 1964
Brookline AM Kindergarten Class - 1965
Brookline PM Kindergarten Class - 1965
Brookline 1st Grade Class - 1965
Brookline 4th Grade Class - 1965
Brookline 3rd Grade Class - 1967
Brookline 5th Grade Class - 1967
Brookline 6th Grade Class - 1970
Brookline 4th Grade Class - 1971
Brookline 7th Grade Class - 1971
Brookline 8th Grade Class - 1972
Brookline 6th Grade Class - 1973
Brookline 8th Grade Class - 1975
Brookline 2nd/3rd Grade Class - 1976
Brookline Kindergarten Class - 1977
Brookline 2nd Grade Class - 1979
Brookline 3rd Grade Class - 1980
Brookline 1st Grade Class - 1982
Brookline 1st Grade Class - 1988
Brookline 2nd Grade Class - 1998
Brookline School Basketball - 2009
Brookline School Basketball - 2010
Brookline School Fun Day - 2010
Brookline School Basketball - 2011
Brookline School Basketball - 2012
Brookline School Basketball - 2013
Brookline School Basketball - 2014
Brookline School Basketball - 2015

West Liberty School

West Liberty School History
West Liberty School - 1919
West Liberty School - 1939
West Liberty School Gardens - 1951
West Liberty Kindergarten - 1956
West Liberty Expansion - 1959
West Liberty 1st Grade Class - 1959
West Liberty 2nd Grade Class - 1960
West Liberty 3rd Grade Class - 1961
West Liberty Kindergarten - 1962
West Liberty 4th Grade Class - 1962
West Liberty 5th Grade Class - 1963
West Liberty 6th Grade Class - 1964
West Liberty 3rd Grade Class - 1965
West Liberty 7th Grade Class - 1965
West Liberty Kindergarten - 1967
West Liberty 2nd Grade Class - 1968
West Liberty 2nd Grade Class - 1969
West Liberty 4th Grade Class - 1971
West Liberty 2nd Grade Class - 1972
West Liberty 3rd Grade Class - 1973
West Liberty 3rd Grade Project - 1973
West Liberty 6th Grade Class - 1973
West Liberty 4/5th Grade Class - 1974
West Liberty 7th Grade Class - 1974
West Liberty Kindergarten - 1975
West Liberty 5th Grade Class - 1975
West Liberty 8th Grade Class - 1975
West Liberty 8th Grade Class - 1979

South Brook Middle School

South Brook Middle School - 2010
South Brook Soccer Team - 2013

Brookline Regional Catholic

BRC Lady Bulldogs Basketball - 1999
BRC Bulldogs Soccer - 1999
BRC Bulldogs Basketball - 1999
BRC Bulldogs Basketball - 2002
BRC Bulldogs Soccer - 2002
BRC Bulldogs Basketball - 2003

Carmalt Elementary

Alice M. Carmalt School - 1937
Carmalt Kindergarten Class - 1961
Carmalt Kindergarten Class - 1962
Carmalt 1st Grade Class - 1962
Carmalt Kindergarten Class - 1963
Carmalt 1st Grade Class - 1963
Carmalt 2nd Grade Class - 1963
Carmalt 3rd Grade Class - 1964
Carmalt Kindergarten Class - 1967
Carmalt Kindergarten Class - 1968

Elizabeth Seton High School

Seton's Freshman Class - 1944
Seton's Class of 1945
Elizabeth Seton High School - 1948
May Crowning - 1949
Elizabeth Seton High School - 1950
Seton High School Expansion - 1951
Scholarship Award Winners - 1951
Glee Club - Class of 1951
School Play - 1953
Seton's Class of 1954
Seton's Class of 1958
Elizabeth Seton High School - 1970
First and Last Principals - 1979

South Hills Catholic High School

South Hills Catholic Baseball - 1963
South Hills Catholic Baseball - 1965
South Hills Catholic Football - 1965
South Hills Catholic Basketball - 1965

Seton-LaSalle High School

Seton LaSalle Lady Rebels - 1985
Seton LaSalle Varsity Football - 1993
Seton LaSalle Varsity Football - 1994
Seton LaSalle Lady Rebels - 2004
Lady Rebels State Champs - 2012

South Hills High School

South Hills High School - 1917/1977
South Hills HS Football - 1930
South Hills High School - 1939
South Hills Cafeteria - 1946
South Hills Library - 1950
South Hills Teacher Evaluation - 1951
South Hills Shorthand Class - 1953
South Hills Typewriting Class - 1953
South Hills HS Football - 1954
South Hills Admin Office - 1961
South Hills Gymnastics - 1965
South Hills Between Class - 1965
South Hills Woodshop - 1969
South Hills HS Football - 1976
Chicks Corner Store - 1977

Pioneer Education Center

Pioneer School - 1963

Brashear High School

Brashear High School - 1976

DePaul Institute

DePaul Institute - 1912
DePaul Golden Jubilee - 1958
Aerial View of DePaul - 1960
DePaul Institute Chapel - 1961

Toner Institute

Toner Institute - 1945
Boy's Choir - 1961


West Liberty Elementary - 2004
West Liberty Elementary, shown in 2004, first opened in 1939, replacing the original West Liberty School.

For current information on Brookline area schools,
explore the individual school webpages:


Pittsburgh Public Schools

Pittsburgh Public Schools Homepage
Brookline Elementary School
West Liberty Elementary School
Carmalt Academy of Science and Technology
Brookline Early Childhood Learning Center
Carmalt Early Childhood Learning Center
South Brook Middle School
South Hills Middle School
Pioneer Education Center
Brashear High School

Parochial Schools

Resurrection Early Childhood Learning Center
Seton Center Pre-K Counts Program
Saint John Bosco Academy (formerly Brookline Regional Catholic)
Seton-LaSalle High School

Other

Council of Three Rivers American Indian Centers
(Pre-K Counts Program located at Our Lady Of Loreto School)


Hearing And Speech Impaired

DePaul Institute (now located in Shadyside)

Carmalt
 Academy of Science and Technology - 2004
Carmalt Academy of Science and Technology, located on Breining Street, first opened in 1939.


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An artist's rendition of the faculty at South
Hills Catholic High School in 1977.
A student's rendition of the faculty at South Hills Catholic High School in 1977.

Classic Peanuts

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