Beyond The Quad

Innovation Speakers Series

Shady Side Academy's Innovation Speakers Series debuted in the fall of 2018 to showcase SSA's commitment to science, innovation, and technology through community outreach. Each series event brings to campus distinguished professionals on the cutting edge of their respective industries to share their perspectives on innovations that are changing Pittsburgh and the world. The series has included discussions on Artificial Intelligence and The Emergence of Platforms and Blockchain. The third installment of the series will take place on Tuesday, April 30, at 6 p.m. in the McIlroy Center for Science and Innovation on the Senior School campus. The topic is Smart Cities, which are cities that use data and technology to improve efficiency, sustainability and citizen welfare. The Innovation Speakers Series is free and open to the broader community. To learn more about the series visit the Innovation Speakers Series webpage or contact Jamie Scott '98


Student-Designed SSAopoly Board Game Available for Preorder

Designed by sophomore Jason Williams, SSAopoly is created from ecologically friendly materials in full color with pictures of SSA buildings from all four campuses on every property spot. With a thicker board to ensure long-term durability, SSAopoly is fully customized to the Shady Side Academy experience!


SSAopoly is now available for pre-order in the SSA Spirit Store for only $32 for a limited time (normal retail price is $42). Order now for a great discount! Expected delivery is September 2019.

All proceeds benefit the Class of 2021 and next year's prom.


Save the Date


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. To volunteer as a social media ambassador, contact Alicia Barnes.



Upcoming Alumni Gatherings Near You 


New York Reception

April 4
The Capital Grille
New York, NY


Spring Downtown Lunch
April 25
Duquesne Club
Pittsburgh, PA


Pittsburgh Pirates Game
Alumni Family Event
June 2
1:30-4:30 p.m.
PNC Park
Pittsburgh, PA


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

Homecoming 2019

Save the date for Homecoming 2019, Oct. 11-13. We will celebrate the classes of 4s and 9s. More information will be announced this spring. We look forward to welcoming you back to campus!






Recent Alumni Events


Glimcher Tech and Design Hub Campaign Reception

Parents and alumni learned more about the new Glimcher Tech and Design Hub under construction at the Senior School. Funds are being raised for the space, which includes computer labs, a fabrication lab, robotics arena and more. Learn more about the project here


Washington D.C. Alumni Gathering

Washington DC-area alumni and friends gathered at the home of Amalie and Bill '78 Reichblum to enjoy an evening of mingling and connecting. Attendees heard an update from Interim Academy President Amy Nixon.




Get Together. Sweat Together. 


This workout event and brunch, sponsored by Alumni Council, brought together alumni from the Pittsburgh area to sweat and raise money for student financial assistance.




Academy News

Girls' Basketball Ends Historic Season in PIAA Second Round
SSA fell to Central Cambria, 63-57, finishing the season with a 20-5 overall record.

Lynne Voelp Reed Day at the Junior School
Students enjoyed annual carnival run by parents and senior lifers.

Middle School Presents "All Shook Up"
The musical featured more than 25 students in the cast and crew.

Four Seniors Named National Merit Finalists
Oliver Henry, Nicholas Lauer, Walter Navid and Amanda Zeng are eligible for more than 7,500 National Merit Scholarships offered this spring.

Senior's Artwork to be Featured in Warhol Museum Youth Art Exhibition
Eliana Gagnon's artwork series will be featured in the museum from April 5-20, 2019.

SSA defeated The Hill School, 1-0, on Sunday, Feb. 17. This is the girls' fourth championship in five years.

Country Day School Second Grade Musical
The original musical "Communication Town" featured students portraying nouns, pronouns, verbs, adverbs, adjectives and articles.

Junior School International Fair
The Junior School celebrated the diversity of its school community during the first-ever International Fair.

Senior School Students Present the Musical "Little Shop of Horrors"
More than 60 students participated in the cast, crew and orchestra pit of the winter musical.

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