Shady Side Academy Middle School

500 Squaw Run Road East
Pittsburgh, PA 15238
Tel: (412)968-3100
  • 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 view our online admissions viewbook at www.ShineAtShadySide.org.

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 211 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
27%
State avg.: 22%
Students by Grade Shady Side Academy Middle School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 23 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
99%
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 1350
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. 6 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $25,100
% on Financial Aid
30%
Admissions Director Jeffrey Gross
Admissions Associate Becci Carter

Sports

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,
LacrosseSoccer,
SoftballSquash,
SwimmingTennis,
Track and FieldWeightlifting,

Extracurriculars

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.
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