Shady Side is Always Moving

A bold campus redesign will support a stronger, more collaborative SSA community positioned for unlimited potential. 

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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. Four schools 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.

SSA By The Numbers

  • Senior School
  • Junior School
  • Middle School

1,185 Students

PK-12 from 13 states and 8 countries

71% of Teachers

hold advanced degrees

3 College Counselors

help students find their best-fit colleges

7,000 Alumni

form the backbone of SSA's global network

189 Acres

across 4 beautiful campuses

30% of Graduates

complete an independent study or senior project

100% of Students

participate in visual & performing arts programs

75 League Titles

won by 19 athletic teams since 1993