• Dear Shady Side Friends,

    Welcome to the 2022 - 2023 School Year! I’m thrilled to join the Shady Side team this year as we work together to continue the excellent educational programs and traditions our community has come to expect. It is my hope and expectation that this year brings with it a return to business as usual following the past two very challenging years!

    For those of you visiting our website from outside the Southern Anne Arundel County area, welcome! Shady Side Elementary School is located alongside the beautiful Chesapeake Bay in rural, Southern Anne Arundel County, locally referred to as, South County. As you make your way from Baltimore, Washington, or Annapolis down the winding country roads leading to Shady Side, you will feel the stress melt away!

    We hope you find our website helpful!  You will also find answers to many of your questions on the  Anne Arundel County Public Schools Homepage at aacps.org . However, if you still have questions, please know that we are here to assist you in any way possible. My door is always open and I look forward to the opportunity to greet you and answer any questions.

    Here’s to a great school!


    John Barzal
    Shady Side Elementary School