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.

Great community support from East End Food Coop!

East End Food Coop customers donate over $1,600 to Shady Lane. Thanks to EEFC and its customers for their support!
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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
August 24-28, 2015
Staff In-Service Week


When do we turn 50?
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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!
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NPR and Daniel Tiger come to Shady Lane...

WESA-FM's Erika Beras visited Shady Lane to interview kids from our Partners Class about Daniel Tiger.
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