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 million initiative in place to advance our science education experience, strengthen our endowment and cultivate our growth through the Blue & Gold Fund.

Campaign Goals

science center
McIlroy Center for Science and Innovation and K-8 Science Labs [$12 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.

Glimcher Tech & Design Hub
Glimcher Tech and Design Hub [$2 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 [$10 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, mentorship and resources 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.