A little moment...
...makes a difference.

We provide a diverse and creative atmosphere, add a teacher’s gentle nurturing, and then watch your child flourish.

Shady lane

Our Philosophy


Learn how all student gifts, and a diverse community of partners, contributes to the heart and soul of Shady Lane.
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Diverse Methods

See why great teaching blends strong parent-school partnerships, with the patient art of listening and watching for a child's cues and inspiration.
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The Arts

Witness what happens when an arts-centered vision of the child combines with an atmosphere redolent with abundant joy and laughter.
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Mutual Learning

Observe what happens when children get the support and teaching to evolve from me, to a larger sense of we - and the growth and learning that follows.
» More About Mutual Learning

Support Us

Want to support Shady Lane? You can help in many ways. Click on "Support Us", above or at the top of any page, to see a complete list of ongoing and upcoming opportunities, or simply click the "Donate" button anytime to make a monetary gift.

ACT NOW! East End Food Coop "Register Roundup"

A painless way to support our Scholarship Funds at the
East End Food Coop!
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Important Dates

Check here daily for timely alerts and updates such as school closings, snow-days, etc.


Shady Lane School Closed
Friday, October 17
Staff In-Service
PAEYC Conference

Shady Lane Closed
Thursday & Friday,
November 27 & 28
Thanksgiving Holiday

Shady Lane Closed
Thursday & Friday,
December 25 & 26
Winter Holiday

Shady Lane Closed
Thursday, January 1, 2015
New Year's Day

News & Events

Let's win an Imagination Playground!

Click here to vote; spread the word on Twitter & Facebook!
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NPR and Daniel Tiger come to Shady Lane...

WESA-FM's Erika Beras visited Shady Lane recently to interview kids from our Partners Class about Daniel Tiger.
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Executive Director presenting at PAEYC Conference, Early Childhood Summit this fall

Patrick Webster, Shady Lane's Executive Director, will be making presentations at two regional conferences this fall.
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