Shady Side Academy (Pennsylvania)
Shady Side Academy is a private coed school in Pittsburgh, a large suburb in Pennsylvania. 147 other private schools are located in Allegheny County too, but very few – if any – are boarding schools like Shady Side Academy is. In terms of religious orientation, Shady Side Academy is a nonsectarian school.
The academic school years lasts 167 calendar days and each day students spend 9 hours in class. In 2011, 100% of the graduating senior class went on to 4-year colleges.
115.1 full-time equivalent teachers are on staff to educate the student body of 907 students in grades PK-12. That’s a student-teacher ratio of 7.88. We look more closely at students and teachers in several charts below.
Associations & Organizations
- National Association for the Education of Young Children
- National Association of Independent Schools
- State/Regional Independent School Association
- The Association of Boarding Schools
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