Shady Side Academy welcomes outside organizations to rent our extraordinary facilities across three campuses. We offer a wide variety of spaces to accommodate your organization's needs, including athletic, academic and special event facilities. Leagues and conferences are able to book months in advance, and teams are given the flexibility to make short-notice changes due to weather. For special events you can reserve spaces overnight in order to prepare for your event the next day. We look forward to assisting you!
Shady Side Academy’s athletic facilities can accommodate a variety of team sports and community events. Adults and children of all ages enjoy our fields, gyms and athletic resources.
- Michael J. Farrell Stadium
- Beckwith Baseball Field
- Softball Field
- Mellon Pool
- Kassling Tennis Courts
- Lower Tennis Courts
- Mellon Gymnasium
- Curry Gymnasium
- Grass Fields
- McKnight Hockey Center
The Michael J. Farrell Stadium at the SSA Senior School features an artificial turf field (McKelvy Field), an eight lane all-weather track, home and way bleachers and a press box. The artificial turf field is perfect for football, soccer, lacrosse and field hockey practices and games in all weather conditions. State-of-the-art Musco lighting fixtures allow leagues to schedule past dark. Farrell Stadium is a standout facility for local and regional tournaments.
This 25-yard lap pool with automatic timing system is located on the SSA Senior School campus and available for rent in the early morning before school or in the evening. The pool must be rented for a two-hour minimum, and the renter must provide a certified lifeguard. A three-tier spectator balcony make it a great location for regional tournaments.
Curry Gymnasium is adjacent to Mellon Gymnasium on the Senior School campus. Bleachers seat 250 people, and there are eight adjustable practice hoops. Food and drink concessions are permitted, as well as the rental of electronic portable scoreboards. The Mellon and Curry Gyms are great to rent together, at a reduced rate, for tournaments.
Multiple grass fields are available at the SSA Senior and Middle Schools. Bleachers are available on site for spectators. Goals for lacrosse and soccer are provided. Depending on the season, renters may line the fields for their specific league. Non-athletic activities can be accommodated on the fields upon agreement.
The Roy McKnight Hockey Center at SSA Senior School a state-of-the-art arena, featuring a NHL-sized ice surface (200' x 85'). It has regularly been regarded as one of the best regulation ice surfaces in Western Pennsylvania. Our SSA hockey teams enjoy professional-quality locker rooms, a video classroom and a weight room, all housed within the hockey center. The facility has two scoreboards, an elite sound system and locker rooms for up to four teams. The hockey center has balcony seating for 600 people.For rental information, please contact Dave Havern at email@example.com or 412-968-3072.
Shady Side Academy has a wide range of classrooms and other academic spaces available for rent. Classrooms can be rented together or separately. Classrooms are often rented in bundles on a regular basis for test prep, tutoring and specialized learning courses. We are happy to accommodate one-time use rentals with advance notice.
Shady Side Academy Senior School provides a picturesque setting for any occasion, from a wedding ceremony in Memorial Hall, to a brunch on the Mary Hillman Jennings Plaza, to a philanthropic event on the Senior School Quad. On-site catering and linen services are available, and parking attendants can be reserved to direct traffic. Shady Side Academy will work with you to find the right setting for your special day.
- McCune Dining Hall
- Memorial Hall
- Senior School Quad
- Richard E. Rauh Theater
- Peter J. Kountz Black Box Theater
- Mary HIllman Jennings Plaza
An original building on SSA’s Senior School campus, which includes a large open dining area and small private dining room, is a flexible space for catered events. On-site catering by Metz Culinary Management is available, or outside catering can be brought in with prior approval. Invite guests to step outside onto the adjacent J. Michael Grzymkowski '90 Terrace with outdoor fireplace.
This state-of-the-art, 662-seat theater, located within the Hillman Center for Performing Arts on the Senior School campus, is a perfect venue for large, high-quality presentations and events. Audio-visual technicians ensure a professional quality production. Two lobbies, a loading dock, practice spaces and dressing rooms create a high-caliber performance experience for guests and performers. Visit The Hillman Center for Performing Arts website for rental information.
Located in the Hillman Center for Performing Arts on the Senior School campus, the Kountz Theater is a contemporary black box theater with riser seating for 200 guests. Food and drink may be accommodated in this theater. Visit The Hillman Center for Performing Arts website for rental information.
This 2,750-square-foot, open-air terrace adjacent to the Hillman Center for Performing Arts at the Senior School is perfect for dancing or an intimate soiree. The space can be outfitted with patio tables with umbrellas or tents for day and night events. Visit The Hillman Center for Performing Arts website for rental information.
Shady Side Academy hosts multiple summer camps on our Senior School campus. We offer overnight boarding, dining and linen service for campers. Around-the-clock security maintains a safe environment for students and staff. If you are interested in holding your summer camp at Shady Side Academy, please contact Facilities Rental Coordinator Blair Trunzo at 412-968-3045 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rates, Availability and Hours
- Facilities are available for rental during off-school hours, on weekends and holidays.
- Rates for the facilities vary by season, hours and amenities needed.
- Fall rental requests cannot be scheduled before mid-July.
- Spring rental requests cannot be scheduled before mid-January.
- Customers are responsible for cleaning up after their event.
- Customers are financially responsible for all damage caused by themselves and/or their guests.
- Rental rates are for individual or team activities. It is prohibited to rent athletic facilities to run tournaments, camps or clinics without permission of management.
- It is the responsibility of the customer to end their rental at the allotted time. Please be courteous and allow the next renter to use the space on time. Any overtime will be billed at time and half of hourly rate.
- Players shall play at their own risk.
- Once reserved, a facility is considered to be booked for that block of time. A deposit is required at the time of booking. Should the customer decide to cancel, no make-up time will be offered, and the deposit will be forfeited.
Thank you for your interest in our facilities. We are eager to help you reserve the space that suits your needs. Please fill out the inquiry form below. Rental contracts will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis depending upon space availability.Please contact Facilities Rental Coordinator Blair Trunzo at 412-968-3045 or email@example.com with questions or to set up an appointment to tour our beautiful facilities.
Monday–Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m. to noon
Shady Side Academy, 423 Fox Chapel Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15238