It's an exciting time at Shady Side Academy!
Drive through our gates and you immediately see the change. We are in a state of innovation – growing, building and striving to better prepare our students for our changing world. Below are a few of the current initiatives at Shady Side. Naming opportunities are still available. Contact Interim Chief Philanthropy Officer Jamie Scott '98 to learn more or make a gift.
The Class of 1966 Memorial Hall Library
As the world becomes increasingly digital and classroom learning more collaborative, a library is no longer merely a storage space for books and a place for quiet study. Instead it demands a design that supports connections between people, technologies and ideas, as well as shared spaces for digital learning and research, team projects, socialization and study. The new 5,500 square-foot Class of 1966 Memorial Hall Library will feature enhanced digital platforms, a host of collaborative learning spaces, a large, multi-use classroom and meeting space, and a small presentation stage in support of events and gatherings. Learn more.
The Gene Deal Fields
The Gene Deal Fields, a transformative athletic facilities initiative that honors the extraordinary legacy of longtime SSA coach and Director of Athletics Gene Deal, opened during Homecoming & Reunion Weekend 2022. The project includes a dramatically improved spectator experience, including a new grandstand, viewing pavilion and terrace, scoreboard, upgraded landscaping and walkways, new team dugouts and a batting tunnel for baseball and softball, and innovative drainage and storm management systems. Learn more.