Shady Lane School

100 North Braddock Ave,
Pittsburgh, PA, 15208-0152
     Tel: (412)243-4040
Grades: NS - PK
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 Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool - Prekindergarten
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported All children are welcome
Year Founded 1966

Student Body

Total Students n/a
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 55%
State avg.: 20%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 24 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 6:1
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 Western Pennsylvania School For The Deaf (1.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Shady Side Academy Junior School (0.2 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Shady Side Academy Junior School (0.2 miles away)
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  • PittsburghShady Side Academy Junior School
    400 S Braddock
    PittsburghPA15221
    (412)473-4400
    0.2 mi | 186 students | Gr. PK-5                      
  • PittsburghKentucky Avenue Childrens Center
    Daycare / Preschool
    7421 Ben Hur St
    PittsburghPA15208
    (412)361-6554
    Daycare / Preschool
    0.3 mi | 5 students | Gr. PK-KG                      
  • PittsburghPittsburgh New Church
    299 Le Roi Rd
    PittsburghPA15208
    (412)731-0122
    0.5 mi | 20 students | Gr. PK-8                      
  • PittsburghHoly Rosary School
      (Roman Catholic)
    7120 Kelly St
    PittsburghPA15208
    (412)731-2567
      (Roman Catholic)
    0.6 mi | 157 students | Gr. K-9                      
  • PittsburghPlea School
    Special Education School
    733 South Ave
    PittsburghPA15221
    (412)243-3464
    Special Education School
    0.6 mi | 5 students | Gr. K                      

School Reviews

Recommended
1 year ago
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.
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