Carnegie Mellon University

Planting the Seeds for Success

Committed to improving the educational experience for children in the Pittsburgh region and beyond, Carnegie Mellon University provides learning opportunities long before college. Many of CMU’s colleges offer K–12 programs with a focus on a particular discipline, like the School of Music's Preparatory School. In these ways and so many more, Carnegie Mellon helps children prepare today for what's to come tomorrow.

For many years beyond, The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) gives Pittsburgh adults a chance to continue their learning in non-credit, peer-led classes.

3 Months to Kindergarten 

The Cyert Center for Early Education

Children of university faculty, staff and students are eligible to enroll in the Cyert Center for Early Education — a full-day early care and education program for children ages three months to kindergarten.

Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten

The Children’s School

Carnegie Mellon also provides preschool and kindergarten education based on theories and research in developmental psychology, as well as years of successful experience, at The Children's School.

K-12 Students, Parents and Educators

Leonard Gelfand Center for Service Learning and Outreach

Carnegie Mellon offers over 80 programs for K-12 youth, educators and students. Numerous activities are held during the summer or on evenings and weekends during the academic year. For more information about K–12 programs, visit the Gelfand Center for Service Learning and Outreach.

Elementary Students

Middle School Students

High School Students

In addition, CMU's Summer Pre-College Program is a six-week program that allows high school students to discover what it's like to live on campus as a college student.

Lifelong Learning

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI), formerly the Academy for Lifelong Learning, welcomes adults in the Pittsburgh area to learn more about the program.

Endowed by the Bernard Osher Foundation, OLLI at CMU is a non-credit program supported by Carnegie Mellon University since its charter in 1992.

Members participate in courses selected by the curriculum committee with suggestions from the membership.

Dedicated volunteers lead courses and manage the program. Most classes are held during daylight hours.