Parent Education Programs

Shady Side Academy is committed to offering annual parent education programs to provide support, resources and guidance to parents. Programs are free, and many are open to the public.

Upcoming Programs

The Social Institute + Shady Side Academy:
Parent Webinar on Social Media, Technology and Social-Emotional Health

Monday, Dec. 14, 2020 • 7-8:30 p.m.
Register for the Zoom Webinar

Shady Side Academy has partnered with The Social Institute (TSI) to help our students navigate challenges related to social media, technology and social-emotional health.

SSA PK-12 parents are invited to join us for a refreshing, practical and eye-opening presentation about parenting in the digital age, featuring TSI founder and CEO, Laura Tierney. Laura will share the latest updates and best practices to:

  • Strengthen communications with your children through student-respected conversation starters about social media and technology.
  • Empower students to navigate social-emotional health, social media, and technology during this uncertain time.
  • Discuss concerns related to the pandemic, while learning insights shared by students and researchers.
  • Develop shared family standards for balancing technology in healthy ways.
  • Inspire everyday use of important lessons that 5th-12th grade students will learn during Advisory.

Register online today for this dynamic and informative session!

About the Social Institute
The Social Institute partners with schools nationwide to empower students, parents and educators to navigate social-emotional health, social media, and technology positively through comprehensive, gamified lessons that meet students on their level. By reinforcing character strengths like empathy, integrity, and teamwork and by showcasing their role models (from parents to U.S. Olympians), we help students be their best selves to “win at social” — social interactions and social media. As digital natives and parents ourselves, we bridge the needs of students and parents. Learn more.

Past Programs

CSEE Parent Webinars

As a benefit of Shady Side's membership in the Council for Spiritual and Ethical Education, SSA parents can access CSEE's Parent Webinars for free by using the SSA-specific link below and setting up an account on the CSEE website.