Shady Side Academy Junior School

400 S Braddock,
Pittsburgh, PA, 15221-0152
     Tel: (412)473-4400
Grades: PK - 5 | 217 students
Shady Side Academy is a nationally respected private school in Pittsburgh for boys and girls in grades pre-kindergarten through 12, with an optional five-day boarding experience in high school.
Three 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 Shady Side students to high achievement in academics, the arts and athletics, and to meaningful ambitions in life.  For more information, please enjoy our interactive viewbook at www.ThankYouShadySide.org.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools (PAIS)
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - 5
Year Founded 1883

Student Body

Total Students 217 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 24%
State avg.: 20%
Students by Grade Shady Side Academy Junior School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 30 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 50%
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Advanced Courses Singapore Math,  Writing Workshop, 
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(Common Dress Code)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Jan. 2 / Jan. 23
Yearly Tuition Cost $12,450
Tuition Notes Pre-Kindergarten tuition is $12,450 for full day and $8,650 for half day. Kindergarten tuition is $15,500 and First Grade is $18,050. Tuition for grades 2 - 5 is $19,300.
% on Financial Aid 17%
Average Financial Aid Grant $17,086
Acceptance Rate 82%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Maggie Marquette
Admissions Associate Joyce Greece

School Notes:

At the Junior School (grades PK - 5), students are offered a nurturing and strong academic program integrating broad themes to help children make meaningful connections between subject areas. Using this interdisciplinary approach enhances students' creativity and comprehension while developing a strong set of core skills to prepare them to excel in the years to come. Supportive faculty create a learning environment that fosters safe, challenging and joyful elementary classrooms.

Profile last updated: 05/28/2014

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Western Pennsylvania School For The Deaf (1.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Kentucky Avenue Childrens Center (0.2 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Kentucky Avenue Childrens Center (0.2 miles away)
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