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Shady Side Academy

Call: 412-968-3000
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Shady Side Academy

At a glance

Location Pittsburgh, PA
Tuition $38,925
Grades PK-12 Students Receiving Aid 16%
Student Body Coed Total Aid Awarded $2,030,930
Student/Faculty Ratio 8:1 Endowment $46,200,000
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Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate 82%

Total Enrollment

Total Enrollment 931

Average Class Size

Average Class Size 13

Sports & Extracurriculars

Sports & Extracurriculars 1*
Average SAT Score (Math) 650
Average SAT Score (Verbal) 620
Learning Support Program?
Number of AP Programs -
ESL Offered?
IB Program Offered?


Region Pittsburgh PA Area
Program Emphasis 5-Day Boarding School
Boarding School
College Prep
Day School
All Grades PK-12
Boarding Grades PS4-12
Grade Divisions Kindergarten
Religious Affiliation Nondenominational
Student Body Coed
Established 1883
School Setting Urban
Campus Size (Acres) 192
Head of School Thomas M. Cangiano
Endowment $46,200,000


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.


Full Time Faculty 107
Part Time Faculty 10
% of Faculty with Advanced Degrees 60%
Faculty with doctorate 8
Faculty with masters 63
Student/Faculty ratio 8:1
Average Class Size 13
A Sampling of Courses Offered
Environmental Science

Student Enrollment

Total Enrollment 931
Boys 519
Girls 412
% Boys/Girls 56%/44%
Boarding Students 52
Day Students 879
% of Students of Color 22%


Web Address
Director of Admission Katherine H. Mihm
Admission Application Apply to Shady Side Academy
Application Required Yes
Application Fee Amount 50
Application Deadline(s) Feb
Financial Aid Awarded $2,030,930
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid 16%
Acceptance Rate 82%
Total Applicants 334
Admissions Selectivity Selective
Admissions Yield 60%
Admission Tests Accepted
Day Student Tuition $12,250
Boarding Student Tuition $38,925

College Placement Office

Average SAT I Scores (Math) 650
Average SAT I Scores (Verbal) 620
Average SAT I Scores (Writing) 640
Dedicated College Placement Office Yes
Recent College Matriculations 6 colleges attended by the largest number of students in the class of 2009:
George Washington University
Carnegie Mellon University
Duquesne University
University of Pittsburgh
Vanderbilt University
Allegheny College
% of Graduates Who Attend College 100%

Athletics & Extra-Curricular Activities





Contact Info

Phone 412-968-3000
Address 423 Fox Chapel Rd - Pittsburgh, PA 15238 USA
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