Learning Support

Shady Hill seeks to admit academically strong, curious, and motivated students, and makes every reasonable attempt to meet the needs of all students it enrolls, including students with some learning differences. The school recognizes that students have different learning styles and strengths, along with different timetables for academic development and growth. Small classes and a strong, integrated academic program provide the essential structure for helping students become effective learners and critical thinkers. Teachers honor the pace of individual development while promoting mastery and understanding, important Shady Hill goals.

Student progress can vary, however, and teachers strive to identify and address any concerns so that children experience success and make progress. Our Learning Resources Department is led by two full-time Lower School and Middle School Learning Resources Directors. The mission of the Department is: 1) to provide extra support for students who are experiencing difficulty with the academic program, and 2) to teach long-term strategies that students can use to thrive as independent learners.


617.520.5260        178 Coolidge Hill    Cambridge MA 02138