Parent Support

At Shady Side Academy, we count on the parent/child relationship to help our students move forward feeling completely supported. It is one of the reasons the Blue & Gold Fund Parent Volunteer Program is so important to the daily operations of our campuses. The involvement of our parents is essential to the success of what we do as academic leaders in the community.

As a Blue & Gold Fund parent volunteer, you'll partner with the Alumni & Development Office to ask fellow parents to join you in supporting SSA. Parent volunteers attend one night support drives bi-annually as well as act as a liaison between the Alumni & Development Office and Shady Side Parents. 

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Blue & Gold Fund Support Drive

Volunteers are vital to the success of the Blue & Gold Fund. Whether you live nearby or far away, have a few hours or a few minutes to give, we welcome your help. It is a wonderful way to connect with others in the SSA community through emails, phone calls, texts or letters.


Join in on the Homecoming festivities by becoming a parent volunteer. Help alumni and their families navigate the Senior School campus as they come for the annual weekend celebration.

Grandparents & Special Friends Day

Join the Blue & Gold Fund in greeting grandparents and special friends at each campus.

Blue & Gold Fund Parent Representative

Share the vision and purpose of the Blue & Gold Fund with other parents. Encourage others to volunteer their time at one of the Blue & Gold Fund events.

Parent Participation Challenge

The Blue & Gold Fund hosts a Parent Participation Challenge annually at all four campuses. Your unrestricted Blue & Gold Fund gift made at any time before the end of the challenge will count toward participation for your students' grade(s). The class at each school with the highest parent participation will be awarded a prize in the spring.