Three age-specific campuses with extraordinary resources, teachers who actively mentor, a forward-thinking curriculum, a diverse and inclusive community, and a legacy of alumni accomplishments all inspire Shady Side students to high achievement in academics, the arts and athletics, and to meaningful ambitions in life.
Shady Side Academy offers a rich balance of experiences in academics, arts and athletics. We believe that investigating all sides of oneself is an important part of a student's educational journey.
Across 172 acres and three beautiful campuses, Shady Side students have plenty of room to play, learn, create and compete. Each campus is designed to meet the needs of children at a particular life stage. The transition from one campus to the next broadens their experience, offering more choices and independence at each level.
Boarding students benefit from greater access to Senior School resources: teachers, coaches, the art studio, the gym, the ice rink, the theater and campus events. They gain responsibility and independence in a safe, supervised community, which helps prepare them for a smooth transition to college life.
Shady Side Academy is a nationally respected private school in Pittsburgh for boys and girls in grades pre-kindergarten through 12, with an optional boarding experience in high school.
PK-12 from 10 states and 5 countries
64% hold advanced degrees
3 College Counselors
help students find their best-fit colleges
form the backbone of SSA's global network
across 3 campuses, adding a 4th campus in 2017
37% of Graduates
complete an independent study or senior project
100% of Students
participate in visual & performing arts programs
57 League Titles
won by 16 athletic teams since 1993