Shady Side Academy Junior School

  • 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. For more information, please enjoy our online admissions viewbook at www.ShineAtShadySide.org.

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 237 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
33%
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
50%
Average Class Size 15 students
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. 2 / Jan. 20 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $13,500
Tuition Notes Pre-Kindergarten tuition is $13500 for full day and $9250 for half day. Kindergarten tuition is $16250 and First Grade is $18,975. Tuition for grades 2 - 5 is $20250.
% on Financial Aid
30%
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.
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