Our Unique Campus

Shady Hill is situated on an eleven-acre campus in a quiet Cambridge neighborhood. Our tree-lined paths, wetland areas, gardens, and ample grassy spaces encourage exploration and play. 

We have eighteen buildings, including an art, woodshop, and music center; library; gymnasium; science laboratories; an assembly hall; and a number of child-scaled classroom buildings. The look of the campus is that of a little village, with buildings surrounding a green where the community comes together for a number of important school events each spring. Our gray-shingled classroom buildings have porches that invite outdoor reading and gathering during recess and throughout the day.

In fact, our entire campus functions as a classroom. From our youngest to our oldest grades, students explore the flora and fauna of the campus, use the space for representations of thematic and central subject studies, and much more. 


    617.520.5260        178 Coolidge Hill    Cambridge MA 02138