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Niche Ranks Shady Side Academy the Best Private K-12 School in the Pittsburgh Area
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Niche, the leading platform connecting students and families with schools and colleges, has released its 2022 Best Schools rankings, and Shady Side Academy maintained its No. 1 ranking on its list of the Best Private K-12 Schools in the Pittsburgh Area.

Shady Side continued to be ranked No. 1 in the Pittsburgh Area in the Best Private High Schools, Best College Prep Private High Schools, Best Boarding High Schools, and Best High Schools for STEM categories, and No. 2 in the Most Diverse Private High Schools category. Shady Side is also still the top-rated independent school in the Best High Schools for Athletes in the Pittsburgh Area category, coming in at No. 4 overall behind North Allegheny, Central Catholic and Upper St. Clair.

In the state of Pennsylvania, Shady Side ranks in the top 6 in the Best Private K-12 Schools, Best Private High Schools, Best College Prep Private High Schools, Best Boarding High Schools, and Best High Schools for STEM categories. See all of SSA's Niche rankings here.

With updated data for 94,491 public schools, 2,489 private schools and 11,846 school districts nationwide, Niche's K-12 school rankings provide an in-depth analysis of a given school. Unlike traditional rankings, which rely almost exclusively on metrics like test scores and academic performance, Niche's rankings combine user input – ratings from current students, alumni and parents – with quantitative data from sources like the U.S. Department of Education to evaluate teachers, resources and facilities, extracurricular activity opportunities, and more. The complete 2022 rankings can be found at https://www.niche.com/k12/rankings/.

Niche is the market leader in connecting students and families with colleges and schools. With in-depth profiles on every school and college in America, more than 140 million reviews and ratings, and powerful search and data tools, Niche helps millions of students and families find and enroll in the right school for them. Niche also helps thousands of schools recruit and enroll more best-fit students. Learn more at www.niche.com.

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