Welcome to Admission

Since Shady Hill's founding in 1915, we have been committed to creating an environment that fosters joyful, active learning and helps children become confident, ethical citizens. Our teachers know and value the individual character of each child and honor the pace of childhood. We believe in the primacy of exploration and discovery, we advance the mastery of skills, and we help students shape meaning from knowledge.

We enroll 525 students in pre-kindergarten through Grade 8. Our primary entry points are  Beginners (Pre-K), Kindergarten, Grade 3, and Grade 6, though we welcome applications to every grade. 

Our admission process is designed to give you a clear sense of our program and to give us a chance to get to know your child and family.

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Please contact the Admission Office via email at 

We look forward to working with you through the application process!

617.520.5260        178 Coolidge Hill    Cambridge MA 02138