Shady Side Academy

Shady Side Academy is a nationally respected private school in Pittsburgh for boys and girls in grades pre-kindergarten through 12, with an optional five-day 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.

<h2>Fast Facts</h2>
  • Total Enrollment (2011-2012): 933
    • Junior School: 218
    • Middle School: 228
    • Senior School: 489 (including 52 five-day boarders)
  • 55% male, 45% female
  • 22% are students of color
  • 18% receive financial aid; over $2.9 million in aid was distributed for the 2011-12 school year
  • Students come from 80 different zip codes, seven PA counties and eight states
  • Student to teacher ratio: 8 to 1
  • Average class size: 13
  • Total of 120 faculty members; 55 percent hold advanced degrees
  • Faculty receive $225,000 annually in professional development funds


Organization Name: Shady Side Academy
Address 1: 423 Fox Chapel Road
Address 2:
City, State, Zip: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania  15238
Type: Private/Independent School
Number of Students: 933
Lowest Grade: pre-k
Highest Grade: 12


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