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

Our Mission

Shady Lane is a diverse and inclusive learning community committed to facilitating children's social, emotional, physical and intellectual growth.
» More About Our Mission


Learn how all student gifts, and a diverse community of partners, contributes to the heart and soul of Shady Lane.
» More About Inclusion

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.
» More About Diverse Methods

The Arts

Witness what happens when an arts-centered vision of the child combines with an atmosphere redolent with abundant joy and laughter.
» More About The Arts

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. Take a look at our recent donors under the "Support Us" tab! 

Important Dates

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


Shady Lane School is turning 50! On Saturday, September 17, we will be kicking off  a year of celebrations commemorating past successes and envisioning the future potential of our pioneer institution. Check here for more information.

See below for other ways to celebrate with us!

Stained Glass Fundraiser

Shady Lane has commissioned stained glass artist Daviea Davis to create windows reflecting the School’s past, present, and future. The windows will hang in the children’s library near the front entrance to Shady Lane. Funds raised through this project will be used to make Shady Lane ready for the next fifty years of excellence in early childhood education. Check out the windows!

Share Your Memories

  Shady Lane is celebrating 50 years of excellence in early childhood education.  We hope you'll share your memories and reconnect with friends by taking the survey.

Image result for keystone stars Image result for naeyc

News & Events

Shop at AmazonSmile...help Shady Lane!

Every time you shop at smile.Amazon.com, Amazon Foundation will make a donation to Shady Lane!
» Read More