It's an exciting time at Shady Side Academy!
Drive through our gates and you immediately see the change. We are in a state of innovation – growing, building and striving to better prepare our students for our changing world. Below are a few of the current initiatives at Shady Side. Naming opportunities are still available. Contact Chief Philanthropy Officer Dr. Ali Saras or Leadership Programming and Major Gift Officer Jamie Scott '98 to learn more or make a gift.
The Class of 1966 Memorial Hall Library
As the world becomes increasingly digital and classroom learning more collaborative, a library is no longer merely a storage space for books and a place for quiet study. Instead it demands a design that supports connections between people, technologies and ideas, as well as shared spaces for digital learning and research, team projects, socialization and study. The new 5,500 square-foot Class of 1966 Memorial Hall Library will feature enhanced digital platforms, a host of collaborative learning spaces, a large, multi-use classroom and meeting space, and a small presentation stage in support of events and gatherings. Learn more.
The Gene Deal Fields
The Gene Deal Fields, a transformative athletic facilities initiative that honors the extraordinary legacy of longtime SSA coach and Director of Athletics Gene Deal, opened during Homecoming & Reunion Weekend 2022. The project includes a dramatically improved spectator experience, including a new grandstand, viewing pavilion and terrace, scoreboard, upgraded landscaping and walkways, new team dugouts and a batting tunnel for baseball and softball, and innovative drainage and storm management systems. Learn more.