Explore the unique opportunities at Shady Side Academy and learn how we prepare students for success in college and beyond.

Admissions

How will you prepare your child for success?

We understand that choosing the right school for your child is one of the most important decisions you’ll make as a parent. Shady Side Academy offers a rigorous curriculum, expert faculty and exceptional arts and athletics opportunities on four beautiful campuses, which underscore the learning experience. Our balanced, holistic approach to education stands out among the top Pittsburgh private schools. We encourage you to explore more about how we can prepare your child for success in whatever field he or she may pursue. Because “how” matters.

Our admissions team looks forward to meeting and working with your family!

Why SSA?

Get Started

Let's get started on this journey! There are a number of ways to begin, but it all starts with a conversation.

Complete the inquiry form using the link below or call us at 412-968-3180. We offer a number of ways to visit, from open houses to personal tours to applicant visit days. Explore these links for more information.

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Affording SSA

For most families, an independent school education is a significant investment that requires careful financial planning.

Shady Side is committed to enrolling a culturally and socioeconomically diverse student body, as we believe this diversity enriches the educational experience for our students. We strive to see that no talented and motivated student is denied the opportunities afforded by an SSA education simply because of cost.

We offer a number of financial assistance options, including need-based financial aid and merit-based grants and scholarships. Learn more.

A Day in the Life of the Junior School

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A Day in the Life of the Middle School

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A Day in the Life of the Senior School

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A Day in the Life of Boarding

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