At 乡村走读学校, we promote purposeful 玩, encourage curiosity and build a foundation for success.


CDS senior pre-K student and teacherShady Side Academy 乡村走读学校 in Fox Chapel serves a coed population of approximately 160 elementary school students from pre-kindergarten (age 3) through grade 5. 我们的 spacious 17-acre wooded 校园 is located in the Fox Chapel suburb of Pittsburgh.

We provide a nurturing environment, age-appropriate 课程, small class sizes and a wide variety of classroom and outdoor activities to inspire happy, 主动的学习者.


Beautiful woods and rolling hills surround our charming red-brick school house, which is filled with bright, spacious classrooms – the perfect learning environment. We purposefully maintain an intimate environment and relaxed atmosphere. We strongly believe that our small class sizes allow every child to be cared for by every faculty member on their educational journey. Within each classroom, 老师 engage children as active participants in their learning.

Cultivating Responsibility

我们的 社区 is dedicated to teaching children how to care for and respect each other. We begin this process with our youngest students and continue guiding them as they move through the elementary grades. 老师和 父母 work as a team to provide a caring, responsive and empathetic environment for children.

我们的位置, size and sense of 社区 are all vital aspects to our school; however, it is our joyful approach to learning that makes 乡村走读学校 such a unique educational environment. 访问 us and see for yourself!

生命中的一天 of 乡村走读学校

乡村走读学校 Photo Tour

CDS Earth Detective Unit


As part of their Earth Detective unit, students make inferences about petrified wood, rocks and fossils they find in the woods on 校园, connecting these discoveries with concepts learned in the science classroom.