Shady Side Academy Country Day School
Tel: (412) 963-8644
Shady Side Academy Country Day School Photo #2 - Shady Side Academy's 17-acre Country Day Campus, located in Fox Chapel, offers a unique learning environment for students. Small classes, a vibrant academic program, teachers who know and care for each child, and an emphasis on the arts together provide a special experience for young learners.
Shady Side Academy Country Day School Photo #3 - Exploring the outdoors is central to the elementary school experience at Shady Side, and all classes take advantage of the campus location. The campus is adjacent to Fox Chapel parkland providing access to trails, streams and the opportunity to explore and observe nature.
Shady Side Academy Country Day School Photo #4 - Our in-school buddy system pairs students in order to interact socially, complete projects together, and enjoy playground time. Older students become mentors to the younger children and help them feel special and cared for as important members of our community.
Shady Side Academy Country Day School Photo #5 - At Country Day School, we believe the responsive classroom approach to teaching and learning fosters safe, challenging, joyful classrooms. It creates a school community in which students feel confident taking risks while growing socially, emotionally and academically.
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.
Four 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.
|School Membership(s)School Assoc.||National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)|
State or regional independent school association
|Grades Offered||Grades Nursery/Preschool-5|
|Summer School Offered||Yes|
|Summer Program Details||Link to Summer Program Details|
|Total Students||118 students|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
|% Students of Color|
State avg.: 23%
|Students by Grade|
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||16 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||7:1|
National avg.: 13:1
|% Faculty w/Advanced Degree|
|Average Class Size||15 students|
|Number of AP Courses||6 courses|
|List of Courses Offered||Link to List of Courses|
|Average SAT score||1330|
|Average ACT score||29|
|Matriculation DataMatric. Data||Link to Matriculation Data|
|Classroom Dress Code||Casual|
(Common Dress Code)
Finances and Admission
|Admission Deadline||Dec. 16 / Jan. 1 / rolling|
|Yearly Tuition Cost||$15,500|
|Tuition Notes||Pre-Kindergarten tuition is $15500 for full day and $10950 for half day. Other schedules are available. Kindergarten tuition is $17,950. First Grade is $21,500 and tuition for grades 2 - 5 is $22,500.|
|% on Financial Aid|
|Average Financial Aid Grant||$14,000|
|Admissions Director||Katie Mihm|
|Endowment Size||$60 million|
|Total Sports Offered||1 sport|
|Sports||Cross CountryCross Country|
|Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.||1 extracurricular|
|ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.||Club or Organization:|
After School Adventurers
- Shady Side Academy has two elementary school campuses. At the Country Day School, our 17-acre campus in Fox Chapel, we help students develop a foundation that is centered in academics and the arts, where each child may achieve both academic success and personal self-confidence. Each day children get the guidance and reassurance they need to keep exploring. This is a place where children grow, develop, discover - and learn how to keep searching and discovering for a lifetime. Faculty, together with their students, seek new opportunities and challenges outside the textbook and beyond the basic courses. We want teachers to teach students to learn in whatever ways work for them and see each student as an individual. Our second campus, the Junior School, is located in Point Breeze.
- School Location Miles Grades Students
- Pittsburgh Grades: NS-5 | 267 students
400 S Braddock
Pittsburgh, PA 15221
(412) 473-4400 5.7 NS-5
- Verona Grades: PK-12 | 282 students
700 Idaho Ave.
Verona, PA 15147
(412) 793-5884 3.5 PK-12
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