Byham House offers a safe and nurturing “home away from home.”

“Living at Byham is like living with a giant family, all loving the same thing you do and with the same dreams.” – Lydia P., Pre-professional Student

PBT’s student residence offers supervised room and board accommodations for out-of-town high school students from ages 14-18.

Students will enjoy the camaraderie of this community environment and parents enjoy knowing their child is well cared for in our safe and supportive community. Byham House amenities and services include:

  • Live-in supervision (staff member available 24 hours a day)
  • Daily dinner by house chef, with food provision for other meals
  • Bedroom with bed and bureau
  • Wireless internet access
  • Paid utilities
  • Age-appropriate programs and activities (Some trips may require additional cost.)
  • Assistance with medical appointments
  • Assistance with travel arrangements
  • Ongoing communication with parents

Byham House occupies three floors in a historic, 7,000-square-foot property located in Pittsburgh’s Lawrenceville neighborhood, just six blocks from PBT studios. Byham House is a co-ed housing opportunity with accommodations for up to 21 students.


Byham House offers single or shared room options.  PBT provides bedroom essentials (bed, dresser or armoire) for every student. Residents are encouraged to decorate their rooms to help them feel at home.

Byham House rooms

The Lounge

The lounge serves as the social center of the house. This is where students hold weekly house meetings, celebrate birthdays, share movie nights and watch TV together.

Study Hall

Byham House offers private and group space for studying, tutoring and exam proctoring. Students can access Wi-Fi in all rooms and common areas.


Byham House offers a communal dining experience each weekday to all residents as well as flexible accommodations based on individual schedules. We serve nutritious meals prepared with a young athlete’s needs in mind. Provisions will be available for other meals. Byham House features a fully equipped kitchen (including microwave, pots, pans, dishes and utensils) and a dining room.

Byham House Dining Room


Whether it’s a trip to Ohiopyle State Park, trying a famous Primanti’s sandwich in the Strip District, or attending an arts, cultural, or sporting event in Pittsburgh, Byham House residents are sure to enjoy occasional group trips organized by house staff.

Rules and Guidelines

Upon enrollment into our program, each Byham House resident and guardian will receive a Resident Handbook with rules and responsibilities. Curfews and rules regarding use of drugs and alcohol as well as policies regarding visitors and overnight absences are clearly defined in this handbook.

Pricing and Application

Pricing for Byham House is designed to be comparable to Pittsburgh’s typical cost of living, while also covering basic costs for 24-hour supervision, food and additional amenities.

For pricing and application materials, please contact PBT School office at 412-281-6727 or PBTschool@pittsburghballet.org.

Please Note: PBT School cannot guarantee housing availability. There are no housing refunds. In the event that a student withdraws, student/family is responsible for full payment.

Housing for Graduate Students

Graduate students are responsible for finding their own housing. We encourage students to consider convenient public transportation routes to PBT School as well as safety and security and cost when selecting accommodations. Recommended areas for your search include: Bloomfield, Friendship, Lawrenceville, Oakland, Shadyside and Squirrel Hill. However, we also recommend that students visit these and other areas of Pittsburgh prior to committing to any rental arrangement.