Shady Side Academy Middle School

500 Squaw Run Road East,
Pittsburgh, PA, 15238-0152
     Tel: (412)968-3100
Grades: 6 - 8 | 229 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 view our interactive viewbook at www.ThankYouShadySide.org.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)
Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools (PAIS)
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades 6 - 8
Year Founded 1883

Student Body

Total Students 229 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 26%
State avg.: 20%
Students by Grade Shady Side Academy Middle School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 29 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 62%
Average Class Size 16 students
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Advanced Courses Geometry, Math I & II (three year high school course), 
Average SAT score 1905
Average ACT score 27
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(Common Dress Code)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Feb. 2
Yearly Tuition Cost $23,950
% on Financial Aid 17%
Average Financial Aid Grant $17,086
Acceptance Rate 83%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Katie Mihm
Admissions Associate Becci Carter

Sports

Total Sports Offered 15 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Football, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Weightlifting, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryField Hockey,
FootballIce Hockey,
LacrosseSoccer,
SoftballSquash,
SwimmingTennis,
Track and FieldWeightlifting,
Wrestling

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 6 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Lego League/Robotics, Math Counts, PJAS, Philosophy Club, Science Olympiad, Team America Rocketry Challenge Math Counts, PJAS, Lego League/Robotics,
Philosophy Club,
Science Olympiad,
Team America Rocketry Challenge,

School Notes:

The Middle School (grades 6 - 8) is dedicated to the academic, social and emotional growth of students in a safe and respectful atmosphere that promotes intellectual inquiry and exploration.  The school offers students a comprehensive curriculum, which includes a balanced program of challenging courses, varied arts options and both competitive and instructional athletics.  Students acquire confidence while striving for excellence in a setting that infuses the Academy's Five Guiding Principles into every aspect of the program.

Profile last updated: 05/28/2014

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Shady Side Academy Senior School (1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Fox Chapel Country Day School (0.5 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Fox Chapel Country Day School (0.5 miles away)
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  • PittsburghFox Chapel Country Day School
      (Episcopal)
    620 Squaw Run Road East
    PittsburghPA15238
    (412)963-8644
      (Episcopal)
    0.5 mi | 113 students | Gr. PK-5                      
  • PittsburghShady Side Academy Senior School
    423 Fox Chapel Road
    PittsburghPA15238
    (412)968-3180
    1 mi | 493 students | Gr. 9-12                      
  • PittsburghCommunity Child Dev Center
    Daycare / Preschool
    400 Center Ave
    PittsburghPA15215
    (412)781-2204
    Daycare / Preschool
    1.7 mi | 6 students | Gr. K                      
  • PittsburghChrist The Divine Teacher Catholic Academy
      (Roman Catholic)
    205 Brilliant Ave
    PittsburghPA15215
    (412)781-7927
      (Roman Catholic)
    1.8 mi | 154 students | Gr. KG-8                      
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    Daycare / Preschool
    655 Sylvan Way
    VeronaPA15147
    (412)828-2585
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