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Your 2022 Back-To-School Guide for the South Hills of Pittsburgh

Kids are heading back to school soon! Here's everything you need to know.

By Emily Papa, Macaroni KID South Hills Publisher August 16, 2022

Hard to believe, but the first day of school for kids in the South Hills of Pittsburgh is coming up FAST! Looking for school calendars in your neighborhood? Fun back to school events in Pittsburgh? Where to get your kid's back to school haircut or go back-to-school shopping in the South Hills? We have it all, plus advice and tips for dealing with that first day anxiety, printables to make those first day pics special, and even ideas on what to pack for lunch! Check it all out here!

MacaroniKID South Hills is a free community resource thanks to the support of our sponsors. We'd like to thank PGH's Hardest Working Realty Team for sponsoring this guide. 






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School calendars for South Hills School Districts

Bethel Park School District
First day for Bethel Park: Thursday, August 25

Brentwood Borough School District
First day for Brentwood: Monday, August 29

Chartiers Valley
First day for Chartiers Valley: Wednesday, August 24

Keystone Oaks
First day for Keystone Oaks: Monday, August 29

West Jefferson Hills
First day for West Jefferson Hills: Monday, August 29

West Mifflin Area
First day for West Mifflin: Wednesday, August 24

Mt. Lebanon
First day for Mt. Lebo: Monday, August 29 (grades 1-12)

Upper St. Clair
First day for USC: Wednesday, August 25

South Park
First day for South Park: Wednesday, August 24

Pittsburgh Public
First day for Pittsburgh Public: Monday, August 29, Kindergarten September 1st



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Back-to-school events in the South Hills of Pittsburgh















Know of a community back to school event in the South Hills we're missing? Add it to our Macaroni Kid South Hills calendar now!



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Back-to-school haircuts in the South Hills

Looking for a great spot for a back to school haircut? Here are a few stylists in the South Hills offering back to school haircut specials!

Pirate's & Princess's Kidz Hair Salon
4705 Library Road | Bethel Park

Cookie Cutters Haircuts for Kids
4149 Washington Road | McMurray

Styled with Grace
1045 PA 519 | Eighty Four

Chip's Chop Shop
4136 Library Road | Castle Shannon

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Odyssey Hair Studio
Alisyn is offering a 20% back-to-school discount for students and teachers! Book here!

Know of a back-to-school haircut event or stylist special in the South Hills? Email emilyp@macaronikid.com with the details and we'll get it added!



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Back-to-school shopping in the South Hills

There's the big box stores, of course, but you can also support locally-owned businesses when doing your back to school shopping! Here are some of our favorite places for shopping for school supplies and clothes in the South Hills of Pittsburgh that are locally owned:

The Has Bin
4734 Library Road

Just Between Friends Pop Up
South Hills
September 9-11

Little Blessings Dressings Pop Up
Washington PA
September 15-17

Once Upon a Child
Robinson | MonroevilleNorth Hills

Have a favorite locally owned spot for back-to-school shopping you don't see listed here? Email emilyp@macaronikid.com and we'll get it added!


More back-to-school Fun in Pittsburgh

Snag $40 worth of personalized labels for $20 and label supplies before they make it to the classroom. 






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More tips to make this school year in the South Hills a great one:

FREE printables to make those first day of school pictures extra special!


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