Shady Side Academy Junior School

Tel: (412)473-4400
Grades: PK-5 | 238 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 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 online admissions viewbook at

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association for the Education of Young Children
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools (PAIS)
Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-5
Year Founded 1883

Student Body

Total Students 238 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 22%
Students by Grade Shady Side Academy Junior School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

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

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Jan. 4 / Jan. 22
Yearly Tuition Cost $12,750
Tuition Notes Pre-Kindergarten tuition is $12,750 for full day and $8,850 for half day. Kindergarten tuition is $15,850 and First Grade is $18,500. Tuition for grades 2 - 5 is $19,750.
% on Financial Aid
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: 08/18/2015

Nearby Private 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 (0.1 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Kentucky Avenue Childrens Center (0.1 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Pittsburgh
    Grades: PK-KG | 36 students
    0.1 miles
    7421 Ben Hur St
    Pittsburgh, PA 15208
  • Pittsburgh
    Shady Lane School
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: NS-PK | 130 students
    0.3 miles
    100 North Braddock Ave
    Pittsburgh, PA 15208
  • Pittsburgh
    Grades: PK-8 | 21 students
    0.4 miles
    299 Le Roi Rd
    Pittsburgh, PA 15208
  • Pittsburgh
    Plea School
    Special Education School
    Grades: K | 37 students
    0.7 miles
    733 South Ave
    Pittsburgh, PA 15221
  • Wilkinsburg
    Grades: PK-8 | 226 students
    0.7 miles
    721 Rebecca Ave
    Wilkinsburg, PA 15221

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