Company Overview
Propel Schools, a network of 13 public charter schools located in Allegheny County, PA, was founded in 2003. Propel transforms the lives of children in underserved communities through innovative, student-centered learning.

Propel's schools are dynamic places where educators, families, scholars, and community partners work together to fulfill each scholar's comprehensive academic and fundamental needs. The academic achievement of our children is the central focus. We encourage excellence by focusing on reading, writing, mathematics, science, and social studies. Propel sets a standard for creating productive citizens, not just great students, by also prioritizing fundamental life skills. Propel seeks committed, passionate, and driven staff members who, first and foremost, want to make an impact on society.

Fifteen years ago, Propel started as a dream. The dream was to build an organization with the capacity to transform public education in Southwestern Pennsylvania so that all children have access to high-performing public schools. Today, that dream is a reality. The first school opened in 2003 with 180 children, occupying a small hospital basement. In the 2017-18 school year, approximately 4,000 K-12 students attend our 13 schools in Homestead, Hazelwood, McKeesport, Montour, Munhall, Turtle Creek, Braddock Hills, Northside, and Pitcairn.

Our Mission

Propel Schools, based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is a not-for-profit federation of charter schools, dedicated to the mission of catalyzing the transformation of public education so that all children have access to high performing public schools.

This mission is pursued by opening and operating high-performance schools of choice in educationally underserved communities. Propel has become one of the largest, fastest-expanding set of charter schools in the state, with the highest levels of student achievement among Pennsylvania public school districts serving high poverty, resource-poor areas throughout the Pittsburgh region.

Propel has become both a regional asset and a national model, providing measurable evidence of how innovative public schools can expand opportunities for children and families and can revitalize communities.


At Propel Schools, it is our mission to transform the lives of the children that we serve. Through a rigorous hiring process, we employ professionals who are committed to giving their very best, every single day.

Propel owes its success to the hard work and dedication of its people, both in and out of the classroom. In order to continue our growth and success, we maintain a rigorous recruitment and hiring process. We intentionally seek a diverse pool of candidates both in ethnicity and professional experience. Our Propel professionals have a passion for social justice, vision, and energy to inspire others. In both certified and non-certified positions, we strive to nurture collaboration and shape a vibrant culture of dignity.

If you are resilient, hard-working, team-oriented, open to feedback, and have the determination to close the achievement gap for children impacted by poverty and race, then we invite you to consider a career with Propel Schools.

Propel employees gain personalized professional development, a full benefits package, a competitive salary, and a team-oriented work environment. Staff is able to take advantage of the tuition reimbursement program and the Leadership Academy to further develop their skills and knowledge.
Company Summary
Propel Schools
Number of Employees
(412) 325-7305
3447 East Carson Street
Pittsburgh, PA