Shady Side Academy is a private school available as both a day school and a boarding school. Situated on enormous, tree filled, beautiful grounds, this is one of the top college prep schools around. A treasure in the city, but students come from across the state and country to attend. Students here receive a top rate education There are also lots of extra curricular activities available and the school tends to have many elite sports teams. This is an investment very well worth it. The best of the best in college prep schools.