We're thrilled that you have decided to apply to Shady Side Academy! Our admission process for the 2024-25 school year is in full swing and we welcome you to begin exploring Shady Side through the steps below.

Application Process

Shady Side Academy uses an admissions portal called Veracross. Through Veracross, you will complete the admissions application, sign up for events and interviews, request teacher recommendations and transcripts, and, for applicants to grades 6-12, complete the student questionnaire. If you've already inquired and set up a Veracross account, log in here to complete the application and sign up for events. If you haven't already done so, inquire and create your Veracross account here. Be sure to use your preferred email address, as all admissions communications will be sent to this address. The priority deadline for submission of application materials for admission to JPK, SPK and K is January 2, 2024 and the priority deadline for grades 1-12 is February 1, 2024. 


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!

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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.