178 Coolidge Hill , Cambridge, MA 02138
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Phone (617) 520-5200
Fax (617) 520-9387

Web Site http://www.shs.org

Admissions Contact
Cassie Firenze, Director of Admission and Financial Aid

Grades Served Pre-K-K-1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8
Boarding/Day Day School
Single-Sex or Co-ed Co-ed
Day Enrollment 515
Boarding Enrollment N/A
Setting Suburban
Religious Affiliation None
Student-Faculty Ratio 8/1
Average Class Size 16
Accrediting Body Association of Independent Schools in New England
Special Programs/Features We offer Extended Day and AfterSchool programs and interscholastic sports. Our Greenways committee helps families find transportation options, including four bus routes to nearby communities. Our Teacher Training Course (a Graduate program in Education) was founded in 1928 and offers partnerships with Lesley and Tufts Universities.
Next Scheduled Open House Open Houses being scheduled. Please check back.
Summer Programs This school offers summer programs. More Info
Application Deadline Pre-K and K: December 15; Grades 1-8: January 6
Required Testing All student applicants visit campus in the winter for individual & group assessments. In addition, applicants to grades 6 and higher submit scores for either the SSAT or ISEE
Tuition Varies by grade. Beginner & Kindergarten tuition for 2012-2013 is $22,310 and for grades 7 & 8 is $31,560
Financial Aid Program Over $2 million of need-based financial aid is awarded annually
% of Student Body on
Financial Aid
Accepts international students requiring an I-20 visa?
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Shady Hill School is a coeducational day school enrolling students in Pre-K (age 4) through Grade 8. Our village-style campus is a collection of small buildings set around courtyards and greens. We are in Cambridge, near Belmont and Watertown, and within walking distance of Harvard Square. With a diverse student and teacher population, we foster a safe learning environment where children feel comfortable taking risks as joyful, active learners. Our unique Central Subject curriculum promotes learning through cooperation and collaboration and encourages children to be independent thinkers.

What's Happening In Our School?

05/22/2017 -- FROM FACEBOOK

The Gold Gym was buzzing last week as performers took the stage for the recent Community Time Music Share. From orchestras to jazz bands to choruses, students showcased their impressive musical talents for the whole school. The Silver Orchestra opened with Pink Martini’s Donde Estas, Yolanda? and Jacques Offenbach’s Infernal Galop (i.e., the Can Can). The Gold Orchestra played Dance of the Blessed Spirits by Christoph Gluck and a medley from Leonard Bernstein’s West Side Story. The Gold Chorus sang the Beatles’ Blackbird and How Far I'll Go from the film Moana. The Silver Jazz Band performed two numbers—Blue Bossa by Kenny Dorham and Hip Hugger by Booker T, and Gold Jazz Band wrapped up the show with Rodgers/Hart’s Blue Moon and Feelin' Good by Bricusse/Newley. Bravo to all musicians! Click here to view a gallery of photos of the student performances: http://shs.myschoolapp.com/podium/default.aspx?t=52562&a=600476 Click here to watch a montage video of the performances: http://www.shs.org/page/Home?#video/600171

09/06/2016 -- FROM BLOG

“Everyone’s back,” shouted a seventh grader. Smiles, waves, and hugs were everywhere. Not even a hurricane could dim the enthusiasm.

06/13/2016 -- FROM TWITTER

Congratulations to the class of 2016! https://t.co/v1LuQWkQuu https://t.co/YJqylnzrMG