Enrichment & Support

Knowing that each child learns differently, Shady Side Academy works to provide a challenging and supportive learning environment for every student. Our faculty has an understanding of students’ diverse needs, and the individual attention our teachers provide is a hallmark of the Academy. Our academic enrichment and learning support programs ensure that each student is challenged in areas where they excel and supported in areas where they need assistance.

Academic Enrichment

Our rigorous curriculum offers challenging academics at every level, while small classes enable teachers to know each student as an individual learner and provide personalized attention. A breadth of extracurricular opportunities allows students to stretch their minds and enrich their learning beyond the classroom.

Learning Support

Shady Side Academy has a tradition of providing all students with a quality education and to achieve this endeavor the Academy recognizes the need to meet the needs of a neurodiverse student population. Our faculty understands the diverse needs of our students, and the individual attention they provide is a hallmark of our Academy. Learning specialists are located on each of our campuses reflecting a commitment to supporting our students, particularly those with learning differences. This ensures that a developmentally appropriate continuum of services is provided to students as they advance through the Academy. Our learning support program consists of three main components: 

Learning Support at SSA