Shady Side Academy is a nationally respected private school in Pittsburgh for boys and girls in grades pre-kindergarten through 12, with an optional boarding experience in high school. Four schools with extraordinary resources, teachers who actively mentor, a forward-thinking curriculum, a diverse and inclusive community, and a legacy of alumni accomplishments all inspire Shady Side students to high achievement in academics, the arts, and athletics, and to meaningful ambitions in life.
Shady Side Academy is a vibrant learning community that values intellectual curiosity, personal integrity, and diverse perspectives. Through a rigorous and balanced curriculum of academics, arts, and athletics, students are challenged to explore their passions and excel beyond expectations. A unique culture of faculty-student mentorship inspires students to become lifelong learners and engaged, thoughtful citizens of their communities.
Shady Side Academy enrolls more than 1,100 students from 13 states and eight countries across four spacious campuses in the Pittsburgh area: the Country Day School (PK-5) in Fox Chapel; the Junior School (PK-5) in Point Breeze; the Middle School (6-8) in Fox Chapel; and the Senior School (9-12) in Fox Chapel.