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

Admissions

We are here for you!  While we may not be on campus, we continue to do what we love – sharing all that is unique and exciting about Shady Side Academy.  So please be in touch, but virtually.  Email a member of our admissions team, fill out the online inquiry form, and watch our Day in the Life videos, which are currently the best way to see SSA in action.  While these are challenging times, Shady Side continues to deliver the world-class education it is known for, and we look forward to connecting with you to further explore SSA.  

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 email us at admissions@
shadysideacademy.org
.  While our campuses are currently closed, we look forward to helping your family explore Shady Side Academy and have plans in place to make this happen.

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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 Country Day School

A Day in the Life of the Junior School

A Day in the Life of the Middle School

A Day in the Life of the Senior School