Shady Side Academy Middle School

500 Squaw Run Road East
Pittsburgh, PA 15238-0152
Tel: (412)968-3100
Grades: 6-8 | 195 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 view our online admissions viewbook at

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools (PAIS)
Grades Offered Grades 6-8
Year Founded 1883

Student Body

Total Students 195 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 22%
Students by Grade Shady Side Academy Middle School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 26 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 16 students
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Advanced Courses Two levels of math per grade; independent study in math offered
Average SAT score 1910
Average ACT score 27
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(Common Dress Code)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Dec. 14 / Feb. 8
Yearly Tuition Cost $24,500
% on Financial Aid
Admissions Director Jeffrey Gross
Admissions Associate Becci Carter


Total Sports Offered 14 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Football, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, WeightliftingBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryField Hockey,
FootballIce Hockey,
Track and FieldWeightlifting,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 5 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Lego League/Robotics, Math Counts, Philosophy Club, Science Olympiad, Team America Rocketry Challenge Math Counts, 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: 08/18/2015

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Shady Side Academy Senior School (0.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Fox Chapel Country Day School (0.7 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Fox Chapel Country Day School (0.7 miles away)
All Schools High Schools Elementary Schools Preschools Public Schools
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Pittsburgh
    Grades: 9-12 | 505 students
    0.1 miles
    423 Fox Chapel Road
    Pittsburgh, PA 15238
  • Pittsburgh
    Grades: PK-5 | 132 students
    0.7 miles
    620 Squaw Run Road East
    Pittsburgh, PA 15238
  • Oakmont
    St Irenaeus Preschool
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: NS-PK | 30 students
    2.2 miles
    637 4th St
    Oakmont, PA 15139
  • Verona
    Grades: PK-K | 67 students
    2.5 miles
    655 Sylvan Way
    Verona, PA 15147
  • Pittsburgh
    Grades: KG-8 | 154 students
    2.8 miles
    205 Brilliant Ave
    Pittsburgh, PA 15215

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