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Greetings from Shady Side Academy!

We understand there is no more important decision than choosing the right educational environment for your child. We are here to help you understand what Shady Side Academy offers: academic choices and rigor, relationships with teachers and coaches, three extraordinary, inspiring campuses, and much more.

For more than 130 years, Shady Side Academy has been a leader in independent school education in Western Pennsylvania. We are a school where children have the opportunity to explore new interests in a safe, supportive atmosphere, to engage with educators who are leaders in their fields and are committed to their individual needs, and to excel in the classroom, in the arts and in athletics. We firmly believe in a balanced approach to education; one which prepares students for college and gives them confidence to approach this ever-changing world. 

Our alumni, parents and students are thankful for their experience with Shady Side. We believe you will feel that way too. Visit Us - it is the best way to learn about our programs and get a sense of what it feels like to be at Shady Side. You can call or email to schedule a personal tour and interview, plan to have your child "shadow" for a day and attend an Admissions Open House. There are multiple ways to get to know the school; we encourage every family to explore the school in a way that is most comfortable for them.

We look forward to meeting you,

The Admissions Team
Katie, Joyce, Maggie, Jeff, Becci, Vanessa and Bob

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