Academian (Yearbook) To record the year in pictures, to honor the senior class and to have fun while doing this. Faculty advisors Ms. Zheng and Ms. Batchelar.
Amnesty International To raise awareness about human rights issues and to do our part to make a difference. Faculty advisor Mr. Chottiner.
Angles To publish non-fiction pieces written by members of the Shady Side Academy Senior School community. Faculty advisor Ms. Garvey.
Art Club To nurture a strong personal interest in the visual arts. Faculty advisor Mr. Goodwin.
Asian Student Union To promote and spread awareness of the Asian culture. Faculty advisor Ms. Hallgren.
Black Student Union To learn about African American culture through discussion, activities, music and community service, and to also create a safe space for people of all races. Faculty advisor Ms. Greene and Ms. Williams.
Chess Club To spread knowledge of chess, its strategies and advantages and.to allow interested students to enjoy playing. Faculty advisor Ms. Skinner.
Chiapas To learn about the Tzotil-Maya community in Chiapas, Mexico, and fundraise so that more of its children have the possibility of continuing in their elementary and secondary education. Faculty advisor Dr. McGreevy-Morales.
Chinese Club To promote Chinese language and culture. Faculty advisor Mr. Lamb.
Christian Fellowship To discuss issues of faith from a Judeo-Christian perspective in an informal, weekly gathering of students of faith, some faith or no faith. Faculty advisor Dr. Ashworth.
Daybreak Club To give kids a break from a hard day of school and raise money to donate to charity. Faculty advisor Mr. Wizard.
Donate a Dress To collect and distribute formal dresses and accessories to girls in the greater Pittsburgh area who do not have access to them themselves. Advisor Mrs. Sheehan.
Egerian To create an on-line literary magazine by soliciting, choosing and editing submissions from throughout the school, creating an engaging design and building a website. Faculty advisor Ms. McDonald.
Environmental Club To spread awareness of the environmental concerns for the world through videos, in school activities and out-of-school service projects. Faculty advisors Ms. Powers and Mr. Nussbaum Wagler.
EXPO To expose forgotten societies in various countries around the world. Faculty advisor Ms. Williams.
FAEFA: Female Assertion and Empowerment To teach the basics of self defense. Faculty advisor Mrs. Zheng.
Fill the Shelves To collect food and raise money for the shelves of Catholic Charities, supplying food to the poor. Faculty advisor Mrs. Krauland.
Film Club To watch, study, and discuss different genres of films and to create 2 short films. Faculty advisor Mr. Miller.
Flag Club To teach and uphold the traditions associated with the flag; to raise money to support causes for veterans. Faculty advisors Ms. McDonald.
The Forum Political magazine containing international and national news and editorials written and edited by students. Faculty advisor Ms. Greene.
French Club To promote the knowledge and excitement about French culture outside of class with viewings of French media and out-of-school trips to French restaurants. Faculty advisor Mr. McClure.
Future Business Leaders of America To develop business skills. Faculty advisor Mr. Giuntini.
Gargoyle Society and Theater Club To provide both on and off stage opportunities for students to experience firsthand what it is like to be part of a theatrical production. Faculty advisor Mr. Davidheiser and Ms. Hardy-Bingham.
Gay-Straight Alliance To create an environment in which GBLT students and faculty can feel safe and to promote acceptance and knowledge. Faculty advisors Ms. Hardy-Bingham.
German Club To teach and celebrate the history and cultures of Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Faculty advisor Ms. Burgard.
GLOSS (Great Ladies of Shady Side) To discuss issues affecting girls. Faculty advisor Ms. Skinner.
Hillman Volunteer Ushers To form a proud corps of volunteers who support the arts by assisting the patrons at the Hillman Center for the Performing Arts. Faculty advisor Ms. Rubin.
Hockey Helps To provide disadvantaged and disabled children the opportunity to play ice hockey and to undertake other hockey related volunteer opportunities such as equipment drives. Faculty advisor Mr. Johnson.
Humanist Alliance To create a stimulating and supporting group for those who are agnostic or atheist. Faculty advisor Mr. Giuntini.
Italian Club To help students study the Italian language while also fostering an appreciation for Italian culture. Faculty advisor Mr. Giuntini.
Lacrosse Lends To collect used gear and give it to organizations who need it. Faculty advisor Mr. Runette.
Latin Club To explore Latin culture through games and out-of-class activities. Faculty advisor Ms. Belles.
Law & Order SVU Club To watch episodes of Law and Order and compare with real-life trials from the past. Faculty advisor Ms. McCool.
Math Team To compete against other local schools in regular mathematics competitions. Faculty advisor Mr. Tony.
Meals on Wheels To provide monies to support the senior citizen Meals on Wheels program in the city of Pittsburgh through school fundraisers. Faculty advisor Ms. Krauland.
Miracle League Baseball Club To provide buddy support to Miracle League players and to provide sponsored activities. Faculty advisor Mr. Grandizio.
Mock Trial To gain experience in a professional field while still in high school, and also to increase public speaking and argument-building skills. We participate in the statewide mock trial competition of the Pa. Bar Association. Faculty advisor Mr. Coyne.
Model U.N. To prepare students for Model U.N. conferences, in which the working of the United Nations is replicated. We participate in three conferences a year. Faculty advisor Mr. Giuntini.
Mountain Bike Club To promote the teamwork and excitement of mountain biking. Faculty advisor Mr. Runnette.
Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science (PJAS) To discuss how to run your own experiment and present the results at competitions. Faculty advisor Ms. Fani.
Performing Arts Club To spread the performing arts around the SSA community. Faculty advisor Dr. Brill.
Personal Finance Club To discuss various aspects of personal finance and actively manage an investment fund of over $25,000. Faculty advisor Mr. Tony.
Quiz Bowl Team To compete in local and regional tournaments and prepare for general knowledge trivia. Faculty advisor Ms. Fani.
Robotics Club To work on robotic projects and robotic competitions, including the U.S. First Robotics Competition. Faculty advisor Mr. Wizzard.
Science Olympiad To prepare for Science Olympiad tournaments consisting of 23 science, technology and engineering events. We attend four or five tournaments a year. Faculty advisors Ms. Montemurro.
Scrub Club To promote healthy alternatives to drugs and alcohol by providing fun activities on the weekend. Faculty advisor Mr. Cappa.
Service Learning To work to make our world a better place through service. Faculty advisor Ms. Ament. Visit the Service Learning page to learn more. Faculty advisors Ms. Ament.
Sign Language Club To learn basic signs and grammar of American Sign Language and gain an appreciation of deaf culture. Faculty advisors Ms. Williams.
Slam Poetry Club To write poetry and organize and attend poetry slams for young writers. Faculty advisor Mrs. Joseph.
Soccer in the Community To provide children with soccer training, to fundraise, and to donate goods and equipment. Faculty advisor Mr. Hendershot.
Spanish Club To enrich students' understanding of Hispanic culture. Students visit local Hispanic restaurants, celebrate Hispanic holidays and fundraise. Faculty advisor Ms. Segall.
Speech & Debate Team To learn, practice and compete in tournaments locally, statewide and nationally. Students learn to speak in front of audiences, to compose and deliver their own speeches and/or argue on both sides of a current event topic. Faculty advisors Ms. Krauland and Ms. Hallgren.
Shady Side News An in-house publication written by and for the Senior School student body as a venue for reporting school news, creative features and student opinions. Faculty advisors Ms. Joseph and Ms. Irvine.
Student Council Student Government. Faculty advisor Ms. Skinner.
World Quest To promote global knowledge by participating in an annual world trivia competition with 60 other high schools. Faculty advisor Mr. Colt.
Writing Center A peer tutoring center staffed by student scribes. Our motto is: We make better writers, not just better papers. Faculty advisor Ms. Garvey.
Youth Humanist Organization To support and encourage youths to explore topics that regard humanism, atheism, religion and ethics. Faculty advisor Mr. Giuntini. Visit youthhumanist.org to learn more.