Welcome to Collegiate Academy

  • Blue Ribbon Seal

    Northwest Pennsylvania Collegiate Academy is an urban college-preparatory magnet school with a 100% four-year college acceptance rate.

    We are a 2013 National Blue Ribbon School, one of only two in the state. This award is granted by the U.S. Department of Education to schools deemed exemplary because of high student performance.


    We are ranked #2 in Pennsylvania by Newsweek and The Washington Post, and #4 by the U.S. News & World Report, which also awarded us a gold medal. We are ranked among the top one percent of high schools in the country. 
    Approximately 500 eighth graders apply for about 225 freshman openings; admission requirements include a minimum grade point average of 3.0, national standardized test scores at the 75th percentile or above, and a teacher recommendation. The total student body takes approximately 800 Advanced Placement courses and completes over 100 college dual-enrollment courses each year. Collegiate Academy offers 26 Advanced Placement courses, and students enroll annually in more than 650 AP courses, all taught by College Board authorized faculty.
    Collegiate Academy graduates have an average SAT combined math and critical reading score of 1127 and writing score average of 556. The class of 2016 received over $17 million in college scholarship offers.
  • Dean, Collegiate Academy
    James Vieira
    Dean, Performing Arts Magnet School
    Dana Gilmore
    Associate Dean
    Robert Causgrove

Contact Us

  • Northwest Pennsylvania Collegiate Academy
    2825 State Street
    Erie, PA 16508
    Phone: (814) 874-6300
    Fax: (814) 874-6307
    Attendance: (814) 874-6309
    Nurse: (814) 874-6308

Keystone Exams

  • keystone
     Erie's Public Schools will administer Winter Keystone Exams Monday, January 8 through Monday, January 22.
    Information for parents on the Keystone Exam and a school testing schedule are available to view here (PDF).
  • School Performance Profile

    Click above to view our PA Department of Education School Performance Profile

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