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Shady Grove is one of six elementary schools within the nationally recognized Wissahickon School District. Our school serves approximately 670 students in grades K-5. We are proud to provide a respectful, caring school community with a focus on academic excellence and high expectations for all students to meet or exceed established standards of achievement. 

Our Principal

Jason Bialka, Ed.D.

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Dr. Bialka has worked in the Wisshickon School District since 2008. Beginning at Wissahickon Middle School, Dr. Bialka served as a English Language Arts teacher as well as a Gifted Education teacher.

 In 2017, he transitioned Wissahickon High School, assuming the role of Assistant Principal. In addition to that role, Dr. Bialka also acted as the Safety Coordinator for the district. After two years at the high school, Dr. Bialka was named the principal of Shady Grove Elementary School.


Shady Grove Fun Facts

Did you know Shady Grove has a host of great events for students and families each year including: 

  • International Night: SGE's diverse school community celebrates 20+ different cultures with games, food and other activities  
  • Heroes Luncheon: local police, EMTs, firefighters and other first responders attend a luncheon with students
  • Shady Grove Showdown: 5th graders compete against SGE staff in the annual basketball game (turned kickball) 
  • Harvest Fest: a festive fall celebration held in partnership with our Home and School Association  
  • Veterans Day: family members who serve(d) in the military and all veterans are honored by our school community with a big celebration
  • Math Night: games and activities organized by our 5th grade teachers 
  • Gingerbread Baking Fundraiser: 5th graders make and decorate gingerbread cookies to benefit a charity  


Students at Harvest Fest


School Day:
8:30 a.m. to 3:10 p.m.
Office Hours:
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

School Mascot:
Grover, the Bulldog
School Colors: 
Blue and Gold

Our Vision: “Belong, Inspire, Engage, Excel”

A learning community where all students and staff feel a sense of belonging and are inspired to engage and excel to their fullest potential.   

Our Mission 

The mission of the Wissahickon School District – a learning community where diversity is valued, and equity is an ongoing commitment – is to empower each student and staff member to excel to their fullest potential and meaningfully contribute to the greater community. 

Shared Values

We believe all students and staff will... 

  • develop healthy identities  
  • value diversity and inclusivity 
  • maintain positive relationships  
  • feel and show empathy for others  
  • achieve personal and collective goals 
  • make responsible and caring decisions  
  • contribute to safe and just communities