Transportation

We recognize that traveling to Shady Side Academy is a commitment for many families. With four separate campuses, families often wonder how to coordinate transportation for their children. Shady Side students may use their local school district buses, if available, or contracted bus services offered through SSA. Many students carpool to school and, at the Senior School, juniors and seniors may apply for parking permits through the dean's office.

Read more about our Transportation Services.

School District Bus Services

Students who live in a school district within 10 miles of the SSA campus they attend are eligible under Pennsylvania law for bus transportation at no cost. The school districts must follow the same guidelines for private schools as for their own students. The school districts determine bus stop locations and bus schedules. Please note PA school districts do not provide bus transportation for PK students. The following school districts offer bus services to SSA campuses:

Contracted Bus Services

Shady Side Academy contracts bus service for the following areas:
  • Butler/Treesdale: Country Day, Middle and Senior Schools, morning, after-school and 6 p.m. athletics/activities bus service
  • Murrysville/Monroeville: Country Day, Middle and Senior Schools, morning, after-school and 6 p.m. athletics/activities bus service
  • North Hills/Wexford areas: Country Day, Middle and Senior Schools, morning, after-school and 6 p.m. athletics/activities bus service. Stops in Hampton, North Allegheny, Pine-Richland (including Wexford) 
  • South Hills: Middle and Senior Schools, morning, after-school and 6 p.m. athletics/activities bus service