HOW WE IMPACT
With every graduating Shady Side class, intelligent, hardworking and responsible men and women join the ranks of our alumni around the world. Our base of 7,000 successful alumni includes a Pulitzer Prize-winning author, U.S. cabinet secretary, NASA astronaut, Tony Award-winning actor, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee and Emmy Award-winning news producer.
Shady Side alumni recognize their responsibility to make positive contributions to society. Whether it’s in science, law, education or the arts, Shady Side graduates possess the foundation of intellect and character to confront challenges, overcome adversity and achieve success – both at top colleges and in their professional lives.
Shady Side alumni have accomplished remarkable feats – from authors of literary masterpieces to life-saving doctors to actors on stage and screen. What is most impressive, however, is the ability for every graduate to achieve his or her own definition of success – no matter the field – thanks to the individual attention shown by supportive faculty mentors and a rigorous academic curriculum.