About Shipley

The Shipley Self-Portrait

The Shipley School is an independent, coeducational day school in Bryn Mawr for pre-kindergarten through 12th grade students. Through our commitment to educational excellence, we develop within each student a love of learning and a desire for compassionate participation in the world.

Through a strong college-preparatory curriculum in the humanities and sciences, our school encourages curiosity, creativity, and respect for intellectual effort. Shipley upholds and promotes moral integrity, a sense of personal achievement and worth, and concern for others at school and in the larger community.

Our small classes nurture individual learning. With an average of 15 students per class and a student-to-teacher ratio of 7:1, every student has access to the teachers’ time and attention—and every teacher is able to support and challenge their students as individuals.

Teaching with Learning in Mind

We teach with the individual in mind, so all types of learners are able to thrive. While students may experience our curriculum in unique ways, a Shipley education remains rooted in a fundamental idea: We believe in a rigorous educational standard, one designed to foster not only creativity and individual thinking, but a sense of preparedness and emotional development that equips students for success.

We Focus on the Journey

When you focus solely on the end product, you miss the steps that make a student stronger along the way. Important lessons emerge from everyday challenges. Lifelong passions develop in unexpected ways. There’s so much intellectual and personal growth to be explored before an outcome is reached—and that’s why we focus on the journey.

Through a balance of rigor and support, our students become confident, successful individuals who are better prepared to meet future challenges, and continue the journey that began here at Shipley.

The Shipley School

814 Yarrow Street, Bryn Mawr PA 19010
T: 610.525.4300 F: 610.525.5082
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