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.

Shop at AmazonSmile...help Shady Lane!

Every time you shop at smile.Amazon.com, Amazon Foundation will make a donation to Shady Lane!
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Important Dates

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


Shady Lane School

August 25-29
Staff In-Service


Shady Lane Closed
Monday, September 1
Labor Day Holiday


First day of
2014-15 School Year!

Tuesday, September 2
Welcome, new
& returning families!

News & Events

Think Shady Lane is overbooked? Think again!

We still have a number of openings for enrollment starting September 2014.
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Seen our blog?

Announcing our new blog, "Along Shady Lane"--for parents, educators, and Shady Lane alum families!
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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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