For Relocating Families

Welcome to Philadelphia! If you’ve come to this section of our website, you may well need information about more than just Shipley. Moving can be a complicated and nerve-wracking venture. Decisions on a host of matters need to be made quickly and there’s a steep learning curve: What are the various neighborhoods around Philadelphia like? What are the schools like? How close are schools to a given neighborhood?

Here, we’ve tried to make it easier. On Google maps you can enter Shipley’s address and the address of a house you’re considering to see the commute your child will have. We have lists of local hotels and information on public transportation. We can also help you connect with Shipley families in your area to find out about the school first-hand.

Of course, since this is Shipley’s website, we also have a lot of information about the school. Shipley’s mission-driven emphasis on preparing students for compassionate participation in the world makes our community particularly welcoming for globally-oriented families.

Academically, we offer a challenging and innovative curriculum including courses in global and interdisciplinary studies. Our robust language program, with an integrated, immersion approach, includes Latin, Mandarin, Spanish and French. Curriculum descriptions for all grade levels can be found in the Curriculum for each of the three divisions under Our Program.

In athletics, Shipley teams have won over 30 championships in the past five years. Our athletic program offers something for every student, from lessons about sportsmanship to preparation for competition at the university level. Find out about our athletic teams at Athletics & Physical Education.

Shipley’s arts program is widely recognized for its long-standing excellence. Students develop the skills to reach their full creative potential and the courage to express themselves creatively. We offer a wealth of art, music, and theater opportunities in and outside of class through our fine arts, music, and theater arts programs.

Learn more about Shipley’s record of excellence in academics, athletics, arts, service learning, and college preparation on our Stats at a Glance page.

We invite you to contact our admissions office to learn more about the potential fit for your family at Shipley. Relocations do not always happen in concert with the school year calendar, and we are happy to work within your timeframe to explore enrollment mid-year. We also offer a welcoming orientation program to all new families, where you will be matched with a Shipley host family to help you navigate your new environs.

As you explore our website and learn more about Shipley, you’ll find evidence of the excellence that results from our emphasis on preparation for lifelong learning, on the whole child, on community, and on respect for the individual. Shipley cultivates adventurous minds.

If you have any questions, please email We look forward to hearing from you.

Directions to Shipley

Directions to Lower School
Directions to Middle & Upper Schools


Visiting Shipley

Local Hotels
Local Restaurants

Campus Map

Getting Around


SEPTA - Shipley can be reached via the Paoli Local (SEPTA R5) to Bryn Mawr. Trains originating from both east and west make stops at Bryn Mawr station approximately every half hour. The station is one block from Shipley's Upper Campus.
(215) 574-7800


Main Line Taxi Co
(610) 664-0444

Victory Cab Radio Dispatch
(215) 225-5000


From the Airport

Philadelphia Airport Transportation services (information)

Suvana (Airport Transportation Service)
(267) 390-4122

Hybrid Planet (Airport Transportation Service)
(267) 312-5456

Tropiano Transportation (Airport Transportation Service)

SEPTA - High Speed Rail Line 
Stops at 30th Street Station. Change to SEPTA R5 to Bryn Mawr.
(215) 580-7800

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