Great Schools Nearby

Looking for apartments near great schools in Shadyside, Pittsburgh? Shadyside Commons, a former family hardware business, is a Pittsburgh apartment community that was built in 1903 in a sleek industrial style. Our Shadyside apartments for rent feature exposed brick elements, impressive arches, and detailed cornices, and have been repurposed into unique 1- and 2-bedroom apartments.

Schools Near Shadyside Commons

One of the first things families consider when exploring where to put down roots is the school system, including both the quality of the education their children will receive and the diversity of options available. The schools near Shadyside Commons offer both.

Just a half-mile from Shadyside Commons is Pittsburgh Liberty, the neighborhood public school geared toward those in kindergarten through fifth grades. With a low student-to-teacher ratio, kids at Liberty get the one-on-one attention that can help lay a foundation for their future. And with its close proximity to home, families can save the time and hassle of sitting in traffic or waiting for the school bus with a quick walk to school.

Linden Elementary School is one of the magnet schools near Shadyside Commons. The school welcomes those in grades kindergarten through fifth, and has an emphasis on language and culture, specifically Mandarin Chinese and German. Students will learn how to read, write and speak one of the two languages, as well as explore the different customs associated with each culture.

Another of the standout schools near Shadyside Commons is independent day school Winchester Thurston. The school, in operation for nearly 150 years, is a nationally recognized college-preparatory school. It is known for its academic excellence, earning it the prestigious Malone Scholars designation. The school also takes advantage of its urban location to encourage hands-on, community-based learning through its City as Our Campus initiative, which has won national awards.

Another one of the private schools near Shadyside Commons is the Ellis School, an all-girls setting with a more than 100-year history of educating the next generation of women leaders. Ellis includes elementary, middle and high school classes, and offers a full roster of after-school activities, with a special emphasis on sports through its state-of-the-art sporting facilities.

The schools near Shadyside Commons meet families’ varied educational needs and goals. To learn more about our Pittsburgh rental community, or to schedule a tour, contact us today!

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Learn More About Shadyside Commons

Contact Shadyside Commons to learn more about our apartment rentals in the Shadyside neighborhood of Pittsburgh! Call our leasing office at 412-200-7231 to schedule an in-person or virtual apartment tour.


    401 Amberson Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA 15232

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