Our main admission entry points are Beginners (PreK), Kindergarten, Grade 3, and Grade 6, but we accept applications at every grade level. 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.
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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.
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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.
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Shady Hill's nationally known Teacher Training Center (TTC) is a graduate-level teacher preparation program that provides aspiring teachers with well-guided experiences in pre-K through eighth-grade classrooms.
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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!
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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.
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Shady Hill's Centennial
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The Centennial In The News
Life is good at 100
Today is the 100
day of the 100
year, and the school gathered for a celebratory salute. The focal point was ...
Shady Hill Begins Centennial Celebration on May 2, 2015
To begin the celebration of Shady Hill's 100th birthday, we returned to its roots at 16 Quincy Street in Cambridge: nearly 150 people attended the dedication of a plaque at the first location of the school on Saturday, May 2.
Choral Reading at the Dedication of a Plaque at 16 Quincy Street in Cambridge
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Hocking Plaque Dedication Choral Recitation
178 Coolidge Hill Cambridge MA 02138