Mascot Search

Shady Side Academy's New Mascot Is... THE BULLDOGS!!

After narrowing down more than 600 mascot suggestions from the community to 22 semifinalists to 5 finalists, Shady Side Academy officially has a new mascot and team name – the Bulldogs! Kind yet courageous, friendly yet dignified, strong and smart, the Bulldog embodies loyalty and tenacity – inherent traits that also describe our SSA community! #SSABulldogs #GoBulldogs

Mascot Search Process

On July 1, 2020, the SSA Board of Trustees announced it had unanimously voted to discontinue the use of the Indian as SSA’s mascot and team name, effective immediately. The Board charged the administration with developing a collaborative process for the selection of a new mascot that would engage the entire SSA community. Learn more about the search process below.