Beyond The Quad

Class of 2018 Gift Provides New Library Furniture

Students at Shady Side Academy Senior School are benefiting from more plentiful and functional seating in the library, thanks to the generosity of the Class of 2018.


The Class of 2018 raised more than $18,000 for its class gift through the annual Prom Fashion Show, held in the spring of the students' junior year (2017). A portion of the class gift funds went toward the purchase of the new library furniture, which was delivered in January 2019 and includes 24 chairs, three rectangular tables, three round tables, two small study tables and an end table. A plaque hangs on the library wall recognizing the Class of 2018 for its gift. View photos of the new furniture


Thank you to the members of the Class of 2018 for your generosity!


Donor Spotlight

This year's alumni council, led by council president Mollie (Hanna) Lang '99 has reached 100% participation in the Blue & Gold Fund earlier in the fiscal year than ever before. Each member has shown leadership and loyalty by supporting SSA by December 31, only halfway through the year. Shady Side is lucky to have this group of alumni leaders working as ambassadors for the Academy. The 2018-2019 Blue & Gold Fund closes June 30, 2019, so there is plenty of time to follow the lead of Alumni Council and make a gift of any amount to SSA.



Cornerstone Day 

On May 2, 1922, the cornerstone for  Rowe Hall was laid and a new era for  Shady Side Academy began.


This year, honor your school's remarkable history by making a gift on this transformational day.



Upcoming Alumni Gatherings Near You 




Winter 2019 

Washington, DC

Thursday, March 7

Contact Lisa Page for details.



Spring 2019
New York, NY


Details Coming Soon!


Contact Lisa Page for more information or continue to visit the Alumni Events page as details are confirmed. 

Pittsburgh Alumni Event

Get Together. Sweat Together. 

Saturday, Feb. 9

SSA Junior School


Join us for a workout and brunch to help fund financial assistance at the Academy. Learn more and Register! Hosted by the SSA Alumni Council. 

Naples, FL Event


Pittsburgh Jingle & Mingle


Alumni News

Physicist Dr. Christine Krauland '03 Speaks at Senior School Assembly
A physicist for General Atomics who works at the NIF laser facility in California, Krauland spoke about her research and career as a scientist.

USNA Midshipman Gab Harchelroad '15 Speaks to Students About Leadership
Harchelroad spoke at Middle and Senior School assemblies about her leadership philosophy and how it is deeply rooted in her time at SSA.

Academy News

SSA Volunteers Make an Impact on 2019 MLK Day of Service
Approximately 175 SSA volunteers spent the day engaging in hands-on service projects at six locations, to benefit eight nonprofit organizations.

Nine Seniors Honored With Fides Awards
Annual awards honor the "unsung heroes" of the Senior School community, who are nominated by their peers.

New Fitness Center Opens on Senior School Campus
New 3,500-foot facility features new and updated cardio equipment, speed and agility equipment, athletic performance-enhancing equipment, and athletic training and rehabilitation equipment.

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