Shady Side Academy is a nationally respected private school in Pittsburgh for boys and girls in grades PK-12, with optional 5- or 7-day boarding in high school. Four age-specific campuses with extraordinary resources, teachers who actively mentor, a forward-thinking curriculum, a diverse and inclusive community, and a legacy of alumni accomplishments all inspire students to high achievement in academics, arts, and athletics, and to meaningful ambitions in life.
With an approach that includes small class sizes, individual attention, and a rigorous curriculum, Shady Side understands that how we educate students equips them to thrive in college and in life. Because "how" widens perspectives, reveals hidden talents, cultivates character, and elevates expectations – at every level and for every child. Because "how" matters.
Shady Side Academy Rankings
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Culture & Safety
- of students agree that they feel safe at their school.12 responses
- of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.12 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.16 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.16 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.16 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.17 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.17 responses
Clubs & Activities
- of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.7 responses
- of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.7 responses
- of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.7 responses
Shady Side Academy Reviews
Academics at Shady Side are rigorous, but the support from teachers is unmatched. We feel confident that our daughter will be successful not only in college, but beyond, due in large part to her time at Shady Side Academy.
If you’re even slightly considering Shady Side as an option, I encourage you to attend one of their Open House events. That was the first step we took, and I’m so grateful that we did!