Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Shady Side Academy's COVID-19 response is informed by public health guidance from the Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD), the Pennsylvania Department of Health (PADOH) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The health and safety of our students, employees and their families are our highest priorities.

2021-2022 Health & Safety Protocols

Updated Sept. 21, 2021 

Shady Side Academy will continue to offer full-time, in-person instruction for every PK-12 student in the 2021-2022 school year. Informed by the CDC’s Guidance for COVID-19 Prevention in K-12 Schools, SSA’s Health & Safety Plan utilizes a layered approach to prevention strategies in order to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission on our campuses. 

NOTE: Plan requirements may change based on public health guidance, community transmission and vaccination rates. Plan updates will be posted below.

COVID-19 Health & Safety Team

Our COVID-19 response is guided by the thoughtful work of the Academy’s COVID-19 Health and Safety Team, a task force composed of administrators across all four campuses.

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PADOH COVID-19 Symptoms Graphic

PADOH COVID-19 Prevention Graphic


If you have general questions about the Academy's COVID-19 response, please email