Welcome to Shady Hill's website. We hope you will find it to be a window into who we are and all of the wonderful learning that goes on every day.
From the Head of School
Our Diverse Community
Our Unique Campus
Our Teacher Training Course (TTC)
Contacts & Directions
At a Glance
Shady Hill's Centennial
At Shady Hill, students are encouraged to be explorers, artists, writers, scientists, athletes, mathematicians, musicians, and, perhaps most importantly, thoughtful citizens of our school community and the world beyond. This is more than a school — it's a beginning. If Shady Hill is the right school for your child, there's no better place to start.
Visual & Performing Arts
Afterschool & Fun Camps
Introducing the Hub
We invite you to learn about our admission process through the information in this section. Each year, our main entry points are Beginners (PreK), Kindergarten, Grade 3, and Grade 6, but we accept applications at every grade level.
Our application process is designed to introduce families to our school and community and to allow us to get to know them, as well. Our students come from a variety of family structures and backgrounds; the rich diversity of our community is a defining measure of who we are as a school.
Welcome to Admission
Lower School Open House
Middle School Open House
Apply to Shady Hill
Tuition & Financial Aid
Joining Our Middle School
Meet the Admission Team
Shady Hill's nationally known Teacher Training Course (TTC) is a graduate-level teacher preparation program that provides aspiring teachers with well-guided experiences in pre-K through eighth-grade classrooms.
Tuition & Scholarships
Future Teachers Institute
TTC Class of 2017
TTC in the News
TTC Leadership Team
Update Your Contact Information
Sheltered English Instruction
Shady Hill's 3,600 alumni represent one of the most engaged, committed, and generous groups of any independent elementary school in the country. We would not be the school we are without your interest, support, and involvement!
Upcoming Alumni Events
Submit a Class Note
Alumni In The News
Alumni Books, Movies, & Music
Favorite Alumni Songs
Update Your Contact Information
Bruce Shaw Book Order
Support for Shady Hill — through annual giving, capital giving, and volunteering — helps to make us the school we are today. Alumni and friends, along with current and former Shady Hill parents, faculty, apprentices, and grandparents, generously support the school's fundraising initiatives each year. Events such as the Shady Hill Fair come to life each fall through the volunteer efforts of hundreds of parents and alumni. Once a parent-owned cooperative, that spirit of support and participation continues on in the life of the school.
Shady Hill Fund & Donor Stories
The 1915 Society
Ways of Giving
Campaign THANK YOU!
Shady Hill is an independent, coeducational, day school in Cambridge that offers a fundamentally different approach to teaching and learning for children in Pre-K through Grade 8.
What Do You See?
TEACHER TRAINING COURSE (TTC)
Click this link for a video tour of our program, campus, and community.
Seeing What Robots "See"
Telling Stories to Build Community
Seventh Graders Explore Exploring
So Much to Be Thankful For
Grandparents-Special Friends Day Fun for All
Grade V Celebrates World Music By Performing as a Gamelan Orchestra
Mission: FRESH POND. Fun Design Challenge Builds Students’ Teamwork Skills
Visiting Author Matt de la Peña Talks About Writing and Creativity
Fifth Graders Explore Boston
Grade VI Scales New Heights
Learn to Teach by Teaching
Check out Shady Hill's Teacher-Training Residency
Click here for more information.
You helped make the
To Build. To Endow. To Preserve.
Campaign incredibly successful!
Click to read a special thank you from our Head and our Board Chair.
Because the journey matters
We enroll new students in Beginners, Kindergarten, and Grades 3 and 6.
to Grade VIII
178 Coolidge Hill Cambridge MA 02138