The Campaign for Shady Side

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.

To date, The Campaign for Shady Side has raised more than $30 million for science and technology facilities, endowment and the annual fund, thanks to the support of many generous donors. Fundraising is ongoing for the Glimcher Tech & Design Hub as well as for building endowments to support maintenance and upkeep costs for both the Glimcher and McIlroy facilities.


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.


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McIlroy Center for Science & Innovation and K-8 Science Labs [$14 million]

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.

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Endowment Fund [$8 million]

A strong endowment is essential to the Academy’s long-term financial sustainability and future success. Your support will help us to continue providing the priceless gifts of opportunity and mentorship to our students in years to come.
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Blue & Gold FundBlue & Gold Fund [$7 million over 5 years]

Alumni and parent support through the Blue & Gold Fund, our annual fund, is crucial to our future. Shady Side alumni are the backbone of the Academy. The power of your gift will enhance every Shady Side student's educational experience.
Learn more and make a gift.