The SSA Farm is an Academy-wide sustainability initiative, with garden plots located at all four Shady Side campuses. The SSA Farm was born on the far fields of the Senior School campus in 2012, and expanded to include gardens at the Middle and Junior School in 2013 and at Country Day School in 2016. The farm is integrated into the curriculum and student life in grades PK-12.
- Experiential Learning – To provide unique, hands-on learning experiences for students in multiple disciplines, including science and economics
- Community – To create a community of volunteers with common interests that spans the entire SSA community
The SSA Farm curriculum provides interdisciplinary, hands-on, experiential learning opportunities for PK-12 students on all four campuses: