About Us | Mon Valley School 2021

  • Mon Valley Fast Facts

    Teacher reading to student

    Want to know more about our special education school? We've got you covered. From our excellent staff-to-student ratio to the numerous programs and services available to our students with special needs, Mon Valley School has so much to offer. Get a snapshot of our educational offerings below. For more information and to contact us, visit the Mon Valley main page

  • Dedicated Programs


    • Emotional Support
    • Autistic Support
    • Life Skills
    • Physical Support


    • Auto Tech
    • Food Service
    • Material Handling
    • Building and Grounds
    • IPM
    • Computer Science
    • Nursing Aide
  • Numerous Specials and Amenities

    • STEAM
    • Physical Education
    • Health 
    • Music
    • Art
    • Home Economics
    • Indoor/Outdoor Sensory Areas
    • Positive Behavior Support Lab
    • Media Center

  • Principal's Message

    Thank you for all you have done to help keep our schools safe since the beginning of the school year. We ask for your continued support in ensuring our students are at school on time, every day and ready to learn. Our students and staff continue to work hard and persevere through the challenges brought on by the pandemic. They are achieving academically, artistically and athletically.Dowell

    As we enter the second half of the school year, I would like to highlight some of the incredible things the students and staff of Mon Valley School have accomplished. Work placement opportunities are in full swing and we have about forty students working and learning job skills in nearby businesses. Mon Valley opened a new vocational program, Child Development, and students have learned CPR and strategies for working with younger students. (see picture below) Staff are working diligently on building and updating curricular resources for our Social Emotional Learning curriculum. All school members have been instrumental in our continued rollout of the School Wide Positive Behavior Support program and we have built and expanded a lab, run by students for students who exhibit positive behaviors.

    Mon Valley Child Development Classroom

    On top of this, all students and staff continue to work hard to build the academic and social skills needed to become as independent as possible and allow our students to become productive members of society. I am proud of all they have accomplished. We look forward to continuing to build these skills, introduce more activities and allow our children to grow socially, emotionally and academically. Whether you are looking at Mon Valley School for fulltime or vocational placements, we strive to help students find a passion and joy in whatever they would like to pursue. If you have any questions, please feel free to call me at 412 469-2551.

    Thank you,

    Dr. Richard Dowell