Shady Hill School

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178 Coolidge Hl

Cambridge, MA 02138

(617) 520-5222

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Grades: PK - 8

School Type: Private

Student Enrollment: 519

Students Per Teacher: 8

Parent Reviews

11 Parent Reviews for Shady Hill School

Shady Hill - possibly the best private school around. My children attended SHS and now as adults they tell me it was the best school experience they ever had. Most of what they know now was because of the intense central subjects. They still talk about Miss Prescott's Greek Mythology, and that was a ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 07/19/13

This school has everything to offer. It is excludes the parents a little as the comments below say, but that is all for good reason. the teachers don't want tension at home, and thus try to minimize school related conflicts. All of it's programs are top of the heap and it's community is very welcoming. ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 05/05/13

I agree with the assessment below that SHS tends to treat parents as outsiders. I had high expectations for this school, especially considering its purported philosohphy and values, but after being there for 5 years, I have to admit that I am a bit disappointed. I also question the idea of the looping ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 02/08/13

In my experience, this school has a tendency to treat parents as outsiders, rather than as partners. I was quite astonished to offer some limited feedback a few months back, then to be called in for a meeting with the teacher (at some inconvenience to me, as I did not request the meeting), and to receive ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/19/12

GREAT SCHOOL- No school like it-so creative, fun, and challenging. The teachers are kind, warm, and caring. The curriculum is over the top. Can't find better than this!

Posted by a other on 03/20/12

I have been at Shady Hill for nine years, starting in kindergarten and I am now in 8th grade. Shady Hill is a truly wonderful school and I have had an amazing experience. I love all of my teachers, they are all supportive and challenge me to do better. Shady Hill is amazing and I am very sad to be leaving.

Posted by a other on 03/11/11

We are now in our 9th year of having our kids at Shady Hill and feel very blessed to have our kids in an environment where the teachers care deeply about the children and are willing to go the extra mile to make education engaging and relevant. Curriculum is hands on and focuses on depth of learning. ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 12/07/10

Excellent school! I have attended since preK and am now in 8th grade, my last year. The classes are interesting and challenging, and there are many athletic, arts, and music options. Teachers and students are great with almost no exceptions, and I've learned a lot.

Posted by a student on 01/07/10

values diversity; challenges and cares about kids

Posted by a parent on 10/03/09

I started 7th grade last year and made friends really quickly. Although there is a lot of work, the teachers make it fun and interesting, and they really care about what they're doing. The kids are all amazingly nice and there are no cliques or 'popular' kids. Now in 8th grade I'm having an even better ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 10/03/08

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Cambridge schools — Shady Hill School is located at 178 Coolidge Hl, Cambridge MA 02138. 178 Coolidge Hl is in the 02138 ZIP code in Cambridge, MA Shady Hill School is a Private school that serves grade levels PK - 8.
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