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.

The Campaign for Shady Side is the ambitious $31.7 million initiative in place to advance our science education experience, strengthen our endowment and cultivate our growth through the Blue & Gold Fund.

Campaign Update – April 2019
  • We’ve met our $12 million goal for the McIlroy Center for Science and Innovation, covering all hard construction costs. We continue to seek support for the $2 million building endowment to support the upkeep and maintenance of the McIlroy Center in perpetuity. 
  • Construction is underway on the $2.7 million Glimcher Tech and Design Hub, which is scheduled to be completed by fall 2019. Your support is still needed to help us make this innovative new space a reality!    
  • We recently secured a $5.2 million gift to the Endowment Fund for student financial assistance, which will fund scholarships for seven deserving students each year. It is the second-largest gift in Academy history and helped us to exceed our $8 million endowment goal.
  • Thank you to the generous members of our community for your support of the Campaign for Shady Side! 

Campaign Goals

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

Driven by collaboration, research and hands-on inquiry, the McIlroy Center for Science and Innovation 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.

Glimcher Tech & Design Hub
Glimcher Tech and Design Hub [$2.7 million]

The Glimcher Tech and Design Hub will encourage our students to reach further into the future of automation and technology with spacious computer science labs, a modern fabrication space and robotics arena, and café. This innovative new space will complete the Senior School's new academic quad. Learn more and make a gift.

student aid
The 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. Learn more and make a gift.

Blue & Gold FundBlue & Gold Fund [$7 million over 5 years]

Alumni and parent support through the Blue & Gold 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.