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

Show me:
People Also ViewedPeople Also Viewed Nearby SchoolsNearby Schools
People that viewed Shady Side Academy Junior School also viewed these schools: St. Edmund's Academy, The Ellis School, Sewickley Academy, Falk Laboratory School and Shady Side Academy Middle School.
All Schools High Schools Elementary Schools Preschools
Show me:
  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Pittsburgh
    Grades: NS-8 | 296 students
    1.6 miles
    5705 Darlington Road
    Pittsburgh, PA 15217
  • Pittsburgh
    Grades: PK-12 | 399 students
    1.3 miles
    6425 Fifth Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA 15206
  • Sewickley
    Grades: PK-12 | 688 students
    16.8 miles
    315 Academy Avenue
    Sewickley, PA 15143
  • Pittsburgh
    Grades: KG-8 | 352 students
    3.3 miles
    4060 Allequippa St
    Pittsburgh, PA 15261
  • Pittsburgh
    Grades: 6-8 | 195 students
    5.9 miles
    500 Squaw Run Road East
    Pittsburgh, PA 15238

School Reviews

Endorsements should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities
  • Academic or athletic awards

I am a:

Name or Alias:

Your review:

Endorse this school:
Area Statistics
Home Gallery
Recent Articles
October 20, 2016
Among the many forms which you must complete when applying to private school is something called The Candidate Statement. Here's what it is involved in preparing this document.
October 19, 2016
Making your job application easy to read will help your application make the first cut.
October 18, 2016
Submit your employment application the way a Swiss watch craftsman builds a watch. With precision and accuracy.
Request Information
I am a:      
Name of parent:
Student First name:
Student Middle name:
Student Last name:
Student date of birth:
Student is:
Currently in grade:
Seeking entry for grade:
Target start date:
Name of current school:
School type:
Applying for financial aid?:
Please describe academic, athletic, and extracurricular interests of the student.:

(enter "N/A" if not applicable)
Did You Know?
The average private school tuition in Pittsburgh, PA is $9,148 for elementary schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).