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We're thrilled that you have decided to take the first step toward applying to Shady Side Academy! Please use the checklists below as a guide to the steps and deadlines.

Application Process

Shady Side Academy has partnered with Ravenna Solutions to offer families an easy-to-use, web-based application process. You can manage and complete the entire process online through Ravenna including completing the admissions application, requesting teacher recommendations and transcripts, and, for applicants to grades 6-12, completing the student questionnaire.

Ready to apply? Create your Ravenna 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 the online application, please email Ravenna customer service at using the email address connected to your Ravenna account. For questions regarding any other 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.