We're thrilled that you have decided to take the first step toward applying to Shady Side Academy! Beginning in mid-September, the admissions portal will be open for application to the fall of 2022, and you can use the checklists below as a guide to the steps and deadlines.

Application Process

Shady Side Academy has partnered with an admissions database called Veracross to offer families an easy-to-use, web-based application process. Families manage the entire process online through Veracross including completing the admissions application, signing up for events and interviews, requesting teacher recommendations and transcripts, and, for applicants to grades 6-12, completing the student questionnaire. 

Inquire and start your Veracross account here. Be sure to create your account using your preferred email address, as all admissions communications will be sent to this address. 


For questions regarding any part of the admissions process, please don't hesitate to contact a member of the SSA admissions team. We're here to help!

Application Checklists

Shady Side Academy admits qualified applicants of any race, color, national and ethnic origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on these bases in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.