Welcome to Admission

Since Shady Hill's founding in 1915, we have been committed to creating an environment that celebrates joyful, active learning and helps children to become confident and ethical citizens. Our teachers know and honor the individual character of each child. 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 500 students in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade. Each year we add students in Beginners (PreK), Kindergarten, Grade III, and Grade VI. For a description of the curriculum used in these grades, click on the grade blocks below. Although these are our four primary points of admission, we accept applications to every grade level.

The 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. We look forward to meeting your family!

Best wishes,
Cassie Firenze
Director of Admission and Financial Aid
617.520.5260        178 Coolidge Hill    Cambridge MA 02138