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Shady Hill School is a private school located in Cambridge, MA. It has 525 students in grades PK, K-8 with a student-teacher ratio of 7 to 1. Tuition is $41,220 for the highest grade offered.

School Details

Grades
PK, K-8
Students
525
Student-Teacher Ratio
7:1
National
17:1
Full-Time Teachers
70
Part-Time Teachers
16

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$41,220
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
22%
Average Financial Aid

Students

Students
525
Gender
  • Female
    50%
  • Male
    50%
Student Diversity
  • White
    65.1%
  • Multiracial
    19%
  • African American
    7%
  • Asian
    5.9%
  • Hispanic
    2.7%
  • Native American
    0.2%
  • Pacific Islander
    0%
Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    C
Median Household Income
$125,851
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$2,292
National
$949
Median Home Value
$1,002,410
National
$184,700
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I can only speak of my experience of going to Shady Hill many years ago, 1950-1961, but I have kept up my awareness of how the school has done since then. I still sense the values I learned there as a child, and which I think are still at the heart of this school, ones I still cherish: kindness, openness, a love for learning and excellence, an appreciation of art, music, and crafts, enthusiasm for sports and the outdoors, a warm interest in the diverse traditions of humanity. I went to Choate and to Harvard, and then to graduate schools in the U.S. and in Europe, and I still look back to Shady Hill as probably the best school I ever attended in many ways. Highly recommended!
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My three children graduated from Shady Hill and had a remarkable experience there. Shady Hill developed in them a love of learning and the ability to think creatively to problem solve. The teachers are master practitioners who care deeply about their students. Though they went on to excellent high schools and colleges, they are most fond of Shady Hill and credit the foundations laid there for their later academic success.
Shady Hill School—more specifically its teachers, students, and community—gave me a love of learning for its own sake which persists to this very day. It was demanding but not competitive. It prepared me well for Milton Academy, Harvard and life thereafter as a professional. Not incidentally, some of my closest friends are those I made in the ten years I was there.