Shady Hill School is an independent day school in Cambridge, MA that offers a unique style of teaching and learning for boys and girls in Pre-K through Grade 8.


Our Fundamentally Different Way of Teaching and Learning

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  • About Our School

    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 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.

Considering A Career In Education?

  • Learn to Teach By Teaching

    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.

    Contact Janet Ross at for more information.

Summer 2015 at Shady Hill Day Camp

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Happy Birthday, Shady Hill!

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From Beginners
to Grade VIII