Shady Side Academy is a nationally respected private school in Pittsburgh for boys and girls in grades PK-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.

Our mission in action

Shady Side Academy’s mission is “to challenge students to think expansively, act ethically, and lead responsibly.” Inspired by this mission, Shady Side’s driving purpose remains the development of responsible, transformative leaders for the City of Pittsburgh and beyond. Learn more about our mission in action.


Shady Side Academy offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical and dental insurance, vision benefits, long-term disability, life insurance, a 403(b) retirement plan, paid time off, tuition remission and camp discounts for children, and more. Learn more about benefits.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Shady Side Academy is a diverse community of students and adults who share different perspectives. We embrace each other's differences and backgrounds, and know that this diversity adds to the richness and depth of our students' overall learning experience. Learn more about diversity, equity and inclusion.

Professional Development

As part of our mission to be a community of lifelong learners, each year more than $350,000 is provided to support ongoing training and inspiration to our faculty and staff in the form of grants, fellowships and other programs. Learn more about professional development opportunities.

Current Job Openings


Future Faculty Opportunities

Don't see a current opening you are interested in? Consider applying for future opportunities so we have your materials on hand. Read the position descriptions for each division and apply online for future openings below. 


Shady Side Academy is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability.

Amy YamMy faculty colleagues are masters of their discipline, true liberal artists, and exemplars of reflection and pedagogical excellence. They make me better.

– Amy Yam, Senior School Math Department Chair

Paul WakedShady Side Academy offers both students and teachers the resources, space, and tools needed to further themselves on their journeys as lifelong learners.

– Paul Waked, Middle School Science Teacher

For More Information

Armani Davis

Armani Davis
Chief Talent Recruitment & Development Officer