Shady Lane School

100 North Braddock Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15208-0152
Tel: (412)243-4040
Grades: NS - PK | 130 students
Shady Lane began in 1966 as an idea that was ahead of its time on many fronts.
From the outset, we have advocated for doing better by our children, teachers, parents and community.
We seek knowledge and challenge assumptions.Even more importantly, we continue to listen and learn.
We keep ourselves at the forefront, adopting new understanding of learning styles and multiple intelligences and new findings from early childhood brain development research.The constant has been a strong passion for and a deep commitment to children; all that they bring, and all that they can become.  In September, 1993, the school was recognized as one of 10 exemplary preschool programs in the country by Child Magazine.
Shady Lane's educational program is responsive to the individual strengths and developmental needs of each child.
The school offers children, age 2 to 6, a program designed to help them grow as individuals, and in relationship with others and the worlds of materials and ideas.
Shady Lane School is committed to fostering children's self confidence, independence, curiosity, and problems-solving skills.
Caring staff members help students search for and form their own questions, ideas, and meaningful solutions in an environment of mutual trust.
Students enjoy the pleasure of learning through direct experience.

School Overview

School Type Early Childhood / Day Care
School Membership(s)School Assoc. European Council for International Schools
Religious Affiliation Non-sectarian
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool - Prekindergarten
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported All children are welcome
Year Founded 1966

Student Body

Total Students 130 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 55%
State avg.: 22%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 24 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 80%
Average Class Size 14 students
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(Play clothes, safe shoes)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Tuition Notes Varies depending on age and schedule selected (Half-Day, Full-Day, Extended-Day)
% on Financial Aid 25%
Admissions Director Gina Capriotti
Admissions Associate Janna Rasmussen

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Imani Christian Academy (1.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Shady Side Academy Junior School (0.3 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Shady Side Academy Junior School (0.3 miles away)
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  • Pittsburgh
    Grades: PK-5 | 238 students
    0.3 miles
    400 S Braddock
    Pittsburgh, PA 15221
    (412)473-4400
    0.3PK-5
    238
  • Pittsburgh
    Grades: PK-KG | 36 students
    0.3 miles
    7421 Ben Hur St
    Pittsburgh, PA 15208
    (412)361-6554
    0.3PK-KG
    36
  • Pittsburgh
    Grades: PK-8 | 21 students
    0.5 miles
    299 Le Roi Rd
    Pittsburgh, PA 15208
    (412)731-0122
    0.5PK-8
    21
  • Pittsburgh
    Plea School
    Special Education School
    Grades: K | 37 students
    0.6 miles
    733 South Ave
    Pittsburgh, PA 15221
    (412)243-3464
    0.6K
    37
  • Wilkinsburg
    Grades: PK-8 | 226 students
    0.7 miles
    721 Rebecca Ave
    Wilkinsburg, PA 15221
    (412)242-3515
    0.7PK-8
    226

School Reviews

All three of my daughters went to Shady Lane School. The education program was superb. Children are treated like individuals with potential that can be developed and explored rather than pieces of clay that need to be developed into the "right" shape. I could not have asked for a better education/experience for my kids. An added bonus is that I have become good friends with many of the other parents I met there.
- Posted by Parent, 08/10/13

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