125th Anniversary

Pittsburgh's Shady Side Academy Football field with 125 for 125th AnniversaryIn 2008-2009, the Academy celebrated the 125th anniversary of its founding in 1883, and its incredible growth from a one-room schoolhouse with 16 students to a nationally respected independent school enrolling more than 900 students across three campuses. The quasquicentennial celebration included events and festivities at all three campuses, including:

Commemorative History BOOK

Commemorative Book for Shady Side Academy in Pittsburgh

Inspire Us Through the Years: The 125-Year History of Shady Side Academy delves deeply into the vibrant personalities, rich traditions and transformational events that have shaped Shady Side into the nationally respected private school it is today.

Written by Mary Brignano, based on the research of Jonathan Silver, and designed by Robert Meyers, this 250-page, hardbound book features photographs from the Academy's archives, bringing the history of SSA to life like never before. It's the book no Shady Sider's coffee table should be without!

Books are $65 apiece and can be ordered online through the SSA Spirit Store.