Founded in a one-room schoolhouse in 1883, 背阴书院 has set the st和ard for educational excellence in Pittsburgh for more than 130 years.


CDS户外探险背阴书院 is a nationally respected private school in Pittsburgh for boys 和 girls in grades pre-kindergarten through 12, 带有可选的 寄宿经验 在高中时. Four age-specific campuses with extraordinary resources, teachers who actively mentor, a forward-thinking curriculum, a diverse 和 inclusive community, 还有一份遗产 校友 accomplishments all inspire Shady Side students to high achievement in 学者, 澳门葡京赌场娱乐平台体育运动, 和 to meaningful ambitions in life.


To meet the specific needs of children in various life stages, 背阴书院 is set on four unique campuses. From the neighborhood setting of the 初中(PK-5) in the East End to the suburban setting of the 乡村走读学校(PK-5), 中学(6-8岁)高中(9-12) in Fox Chapel, students are part of something special. Small class sizes encourage a strong sense of community.


在背阴书院,re is a holistic approach to education with a commitment to students’ 学术, physical 和 emotional development. Putting that approach into action is a caring 教师 和 staff, dedicated to fostering a true love of learning in students. 我们的 h和s-on curriculum explores topics across all disciplines – from the STEM fields of science, 技术, engineering 和 mathematics to the humanities 和 the 澳门葡京赌场娱乐平台 – with the goal of developing well-rounded individuals ready to excel on whatever path they take in life.

我们的 学术 program provides a challenging yet nurturing atmosphere in which learning occurs at the highest levels. The broad 学术 program exists in an atmosphere that encourages inquiry, 质疑, self-determination 和 creativity. Small class sizes encourage a strong sense of community. 技术 is integrated throughout PK-12 classrooms.

澳门葡京赌场娱乐平台体育运动 are an integral part of the curriculum. Visual 和 performing 澳门葡京赌场娱乐平台 are intertwined into all levels of learning, 和 students are encouraged to explore an array of athletic options. 课外 俱乐部及活动 support students’ diverse interests, including community service.


我们的 教员 are leaders in their respective fields. More than 70 percent of our teachers hold advanced degrees, 和 they participate in ongoing professional development activities. They believe in a traditional approach to learning while developing creative curricula 和 determining how to best meet the needs of individual students.

Preparing for College 和 Beyond

高级学校 students refine critical thinking, writing 和 analytical skills that distinguish them in the college Search, 而三个全职 大学辅导员 help them prepare for the next stage of their 学术 careers. SSA enjoys a 100 percent college matriculation rate.

一个可选的 澳门葡京娱乐平台 program at the 高级学校 provides a preview of college life to help ease that future transition. 学生 can board for either five or seven days a week.