Founded in 1915, Shady Hill is an independent, coeducational, day school in Cambridge, MA offering a fundamentally different approach to teaching and learning for children in Beginners through Grade VIII.
Eleven acres of wetlands, grassy areas, and treelined paths located in a quiet Cambridge, MA neighborhood. Eighteen buildings with child-scaled classrooms including a paint studio, ceramic studio, wood shop, music center, library, The Hub, Makerspace, Innovation Lab, state-of-the-art gym, sports turf, and Assembly Hall. View more.
- Beginners: 2 classes of 18 students - Kindergarten: 2 classes of 22 students - Grade I: 2 classes of 22 students - Grade II: 2 classes of 22 students - Grade III: 3 classes of 16–18 students - Grade IV: 3 classes of 16–18 students - Grade V: 3 classes of 16–18 students - Grade VI: 4 classes of 16–18 students - Grade VII: 4 classes of 16–18 students - Grade VIII: 4 classes of 16–18 students
- Over 100 full- and part-time faculty members. - 8 to 1 overall student-to-teacher ratio. - 3 to 4 Gradeheads for each grade. - Over 30 department teachers in math, science, music, athletics, arts, world language, and library.
The School admits qualified students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, religion, disability, gender identity or sexual orientation to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the School. The School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, religion, disability, gender identity or sexual orientation, or any other status protected by applicable law in the administration of its educational, admissions, financial aid, athletic and other policies and programs.
Shady Hill's financial aid budget totals over $3 million. Tuition grants range from a few hundred dollars to almost the entire tuition. All assistance is based on a family's need to pay. The number of families receiving aid has ranged from 18% to 21% in recent years.