Shady 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 Cydra Vaux Celebration of the Arts, the Middle School's Multicultural Day and the Senior School's GlobalFest celebration.
Below are a few other ways that Shady Side offers students the chance to develop a global perspective. Senior School students share their experiences traveling the world through our Global Learning Blog.
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.
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.