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 Director of Alumni & Development Ali Saras or Leadership Programming and Major Gift Officer Jamie Scott '98 to learn more or make a gift.
The Gene Deal Fields
The Gene Deal Fields project is a transformative $1.75 million athletic facilities initiative that will honor the extraordinary legacy of longtime SSA coach and Director of Athletics Gene Deal. The project will include a dramatically improved spectator experience, including a new grandstand, viewing pavilion and terrace, scoreboard, and upgraded landscaping and walkways. There will also be new team dugouts and a batting tunnel for baseball and softball. In addition, the project will feature innovative drainage and storm management systems. Learn more and make a gift.
Glimcher Tech & Design Hub
The Glimcher Tech & Design Hub, a dynamic new facility dedicated to innovation, creativity, technology and design, open at the Senior School in September 2019. The 12,000-square-foot space, located on the lower level of Rowe and Memorial Halls, includes three primary areas: the Fabrication and Robotics Wing, the Computer Science Wing and the SSA Café. Naming opportunities are still available in the $2.9 million space. Learn more and make a gift.
McIlroy Center for Science & Innovation and K-8 Science Labs
The McIlroy Center for Science & Innovation, which opened in fall 2018, gives Senior School teachers and students the space, flexibility, technology and resources to unlock their full potential in science, while renovated Junior and Middle School labs spark scientific inquiry in our K-8 students.
Learn more and make a gift.