Celebrating its 100th year this year, Shady Hill School is an independent, coeducational, day school in Cambridge, MA that offers a unique style of teaching and learning for children in Pre-K through Grade 8.
The Silver Orchestra (Grades V and VI) spent a fabulous day at the Fireseed Arts Studio in Framingham making drums, shakers, and a full-sized xylophone completely out of recycled, re-purposed materials.
Grade VII ventured up to Fairlee, Vermont last week for their HOC retreat. The goals of the annual Grade VII trip were to get to know each other and to build community among the students and teachers alike. The students participated in group games, team-building activities, canoeing, archery, and the high ropes course. Highlights of the trip included going down the zipline, sharing stories and hanging out around the campfire, going on a night hike, and playing in the castle. Congratulations on a successful trip, Grade VII!
It was a textbook perfect day at this year's Fair. So much delicious food. Such exciting games. So many talented performers. And throngs of smiling kids. Many thanks to all the volunteers who helped make the day a huge success!
Taken together--Clothesline, books, food, Fun House, games, rides, tickets, T-shirts, etc., it was a monumental effort. But what a win-win! The impressive effort brought school and families together for a great celebration of community.
Last Friday was a beautiful day for some hiking as Grade VI trekked up Mt. Monadnock in New Hampshire. The cloudless day made the views all the more breathtaking. This is Grade VI’s first class-wide challenge of the year, and the initial goal was for each group to stay together and for team members to encourage one another on the way up. Lots of energy, enthusiasm, and high spirits! Congratulations to all involved on a successful trip!
Campus buzzed with energy and excitement today. It wasn’t only the students (though most of the excited shrieks came from them). It was also parents reconnecting, faculty excited to dive into a great year, and a staff that worked hard over the summer to have everything ready and ship-shape for the year ahead. Students could be spotted all around campus saying…
Shady Hill School wants children to be joyful, active learners who develop the intellectual discipline necessary to become contributing, ethical citizens. To accomplish these ends, we believe in the primacy of exploration and discovery, we advance the mastery of skills, and we help students shape meaning from knowledge.
Learn about Shady Hill on our website or contact our Admission Office at 617-520-5200 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Each year, our main entry points for admission are Beginners (Pre-Kindergarten), where we accept 36 students; Kindergarten, where we accept 8 new students; Grade 3, where we accept 6 new students; and Grade 6, where we accept 16 new students, but we accept applications to all grades each year.
Shady Hill's nationally known Teacher Training Course (TTC) is a one-year, graduate level program combining full-time classroom experience with the study of educational ideas and practice. Apprentice teachers work side-by-side with master teachers and discover what teaching is through observation, supervised teaching, workshops, and seminars facilitated by faculty.