Explore the unique opportunities at Shady Side Academy and learn how we prepare students for success in college and beyond.


Choosing the right school for your child is one of the most important decisions you'll make as a parent. Families in the Pittsburgh area have a wealth of educational options and our admissions team is dedicated to helping you navigate this exciting process and share what makes Shady Side a unique experience for students. We look forward to meeting and working with your family!

Why SSA?

Get Started

Let's get started on this journey! There are a number of ways to begin the process, but it starts with a conversation. Complete the inquiry form using the link below or call us at 412-968-3180. We offer a number of ways to visit, from open houses to personal tours to applicant visit days. Explore these links for more information.




Affording SSA

For most families, an independent school education is a significant investment that requires careful financial planning. Shady Side Academy is committed to enrolling a culturally and socioeconomically diverse student body, as we believe this diversity enriches the educational experience for our students. SSA offers a number of financial assistance options, including need-based financial aid and merit-based scholarships and grants. Learn more.

A Day in the Life of the Junior School

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A Day in the Life of the Middle School

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A Day in the Life of the Senior School

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A Day in the Life of Boarding

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