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.
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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.

Support Shady Lane on Day of Giving 2014!

Your donation goes farther on Tuesday, May 6, when you give at pittsburghgives.org!
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Shop at AmazonSmile...help Shady Lane!

Every time you shop at smile.Amazon.com, Amazon Foundation will make a donation to Shady Lane! See our "Support Us" page for details.
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Important Dates

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

Day of Giving 2014!
Tuesday, May 6
Add to your calendar:

44th Annual Spring Fair!
Saturday, May 10
11 AM to 4 PM
Open to Everyone!

Shady Lane Closed
Monday, May 26
Memorial Day Holiday

Shady Lane School Closed
Friday, June 13
Staff In-Service

Summer School Age Starts!
Monday, June 16
Click here for info!

News & Events

Shady Lane's Summer School-Age Program is back...

Need an all-day, all-summer program for your Kindergarten graduate? Check out our Summer School-Age Program!
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Limited spaces available for fall 2014

We still have a number of openings for enrollment starting September 2014.
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Featured Professional Development Workshop

An Infant Educator's Book Studies Group: Touchpoints

Three Thursdays starting May 8
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