Global Learning

Parkin Fellow Annika Dhawan teaching multicultural studies at Shady Side Academy Elementary SchoolShady Side Academy prepares students to become thoughtful citizens of the world. Students at all grade levels have the opportunity to learn about, appreciate and celebrate different cultures through the curriculum as well as annual events such as Country Day School's spring musical that celebrates music from around the world, the Junior School's International Fair, the Middle School's Multicultural Day and the Senior School's GlobalFest celebration.

Senior School students share their experiences traveling the world through our Global Learning Blog.

Below are a few other ways that Shady Side offers students the chance to develop a global perspective.

Student Clubs

SSA students have the opportunity to participate in a variety of extracurricular student clubs to pursue individual interests. Many clubs have a global or cultural focus. View a list of Senior School student clubs.

International Program

The Senior School has an extensive International Program, the goal of which is to offer students and teachers experience in other cultures through exchange and study abroad programs. Learn more.

Parkin Fellowships for Global Service

Senior School students can apply for summer fellowships to participate in service or environmental projects around the globe. Learn more.

Hillman Center for Performing Arts

The Hillman Center for Performing Arts, located on the Senior School campus and serving the entire Academy community, facilitates a variety of professional and community performances by various cultural, educational and artistic organizations that showcase a myriad of traditions and talents. Learn more.

Junior School International Fair