Fort Cherry School District

The children are our focus...working together is our method.

  • The Fort Cherry School District is a small, rural public institution located approx 20 miles southwest of Pittsburgh City.  The District encompasses 58 square miles which include the municipalities of McDonald, Midway, Hickory, and the Townships of Robinson and Mount Pleasant.  The District campus is located on 70 square miles of majestic farm land with an amazing view of Pennsylvania's rolling hills.

    The Fort Cherry Campus is made up of two school buildings--Fort Cherry Elementary Center (Grades K-6) and Fort Cherry Junior Senior High School (Grades 7-12).  The District campus also includes a football stadium, multi-purpose practice field, tennis court, baseball/softball fields, two vocational agriculture greenhouses (hydroponics and aquaponics facilities), a breathtaking cross country trail.

  • Substitute Teachers Needed - Emergency Permits Available for Qualified Candidates
    The Fort Cherry School District is in need of Teacher Substitutes. If you currently hold a bachelor's degree in any area and are interested in becoming a substitute teacher, please contact Mrs. Lori Cowden at The following credentials are required: transcripts for bachelor's degree, letter of interest, resume, standard teaching application, all clearances, mandated reporter training, and confidentiality training. Both trainings are free and provided through the school district if needed. Please contact the school for additional information.
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  • Donation Requests for Emergency Bucket Kits

    We are reaching out to ask the community, local businesses, parents, and guardians to consider donating towards the purchase of these Emergency Bucket Kits. The Emergency Bucket Kits will be purchased for each student classroom through the funds raised by donations, as well as matching funds provided by Fort Cherry Elementary Center PTA.

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  • CHIP Health Coverage Flyer and Webpage

    ​CHIP puts health coverage within reach for all uninsured kids and teens who are not eligible for or enrolled in Medical Assistance.

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  • Career Pathways Community Service Component.

    In accordance with the new Career Pathways Plan approved by the School Board last summer, all students in the Class of 2018 and beyond will be required to participate in a minimum of 30 hours of community service.

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