In the Spotlight

Innovation Expert Grant Lichtman Inspires Shipley Students

Grant Lichtman, a nationally-recognized K-12 school innovation expert, worked with Shipley students on reimagining schools and learning. Watch the video to learn more.

Sixth Graders Engineer Chairs in Science Class

Read about how the Shipley Method helps sixth graders engage in a creative problem-solving process to engineer chairs using just newspaper and masking tape.

Network Access

FA Web (For Teaching Colleagues)
(Use Internet Explorer or Firefox)

Web-based Email (For Colleagues and Students)

Note to Internet Explorer 7 & 8 Users: If you are using
Internet Explorer 7 or 8 click on Tools -> Internet Options. In the Internet Options page click on the Advanced tab. Then scroll down to the bottom of the settings page and check on the check box next to the “Use SSL 2.0”. Finally click on the Apply then OK buttons and restart Internet Explorer.

Network Access via *Citrix (For Colleagues Only) 

We have installed a new Citrix server that you may use to access files stored on the network when you are off campus.

To install the new Citrix Receiver, please follow these steps:

Note: If you have logged onto the old Citrix server on a Mac or PC, you will need to uninstall the old Citrix client first (see directions below).

  1. Go to and download and install the file that is needed for either a Mac or a Windows computer
  2. Once the Citrix Receiver is installed, go to which you may want to bookmark for future use
  3. You will be prompted for your Shipley username and password
  4. After logging in, you will see an icon labeled Desktop, click on it
  5. You will then be taken to the desktop on the new Citrix server and will see the familiar Citrix desktop.

To uninstall the old Citrix application

If you have logged onto the old Citrix server on a Mac or PC, you will need to uninstall the old Citrix client first, using the appropriate procedure:


  1. Start Finder
  2. Click on Go in the Finder menu and then select Applications
  3. Select the “Citrix ICA Client” folder
  4. Drag this folder to the trash
  5. Close Finder
  6. On your desktop drag the “Local ICA” and “Remote ICA” files to the trash


  1. Click on the Windows Start button
  2. Click on “Control Panel” (Windows 7) or “Settings” then “Control Panel” (Windows XP)
  3. In the Control Panel select either: “Programs and Features” (Windows 7) or “Add Remove Programs” (Windows XP)
  4. In the list of installed programs, right click on the “Citrix ICA Web Client” entry and select uninstall
  5. Follow the prompts to uninstall the program

NetClassroom - Assignments, Report Cards, Schedules, Course Requests

-For MS Students

-For US Students

-For Parents

Supported Browsers for NetClassroom:

  • PC - Internet Explorer 7, 8, 9  and Firefox 4
  • MAC - Firefox

Did You Know?

100% of Shipley graduates attend college within a year of graduating
Learn more about Shipley’s College Counseling Program

25% of Shipley seniors received National Merit recognition in the past eight years
Learn more about Shipley’s College Counseling Program

J.D. Salinger honored his wife’s alma mater with a mention in his classic novel, The Catcher in the Rye. Learn more about Shipley Alumni

Oscar-winning director Erica Rehl ‘89 is a Shipley graduate Learn more about Shipley Alumni

100% of Lower School students have hands-on exposure to string, woodwind, and brass instruments. Learn more about Music at Shipley

300% of Middle and Upper School students participate in theater. Learn more about Theater Arts at Shipley

90% of Upper School students play an interscholastic sport. Learn more about Athletics at Shipley

75% of Upper School students compete at the varsity level. Learn more about Varsity Programs at Shipley

50+ colleges have recruited Shipley athletes in Divisions I, II, and III.

There are 15 students in each Lower School class on average. Learn more about Lower School

10 adults will know your elementary school (or LS depending) child as a learner and a person each year. Learn more about Lower School

5 is the average age of Shipley students doing their first research project in the Kindergarten Knights and Castles unit. Learn more about this project

100% of Lower School students have hands-on exposure to string, woodwind, and brass instruments. Learn more about Shipley’s E/LS music program

100% of Lower School students build a foundation for future success through our challenging curriculum. Learn more about Lower School curriculum

100% of Lower School students learn how to resolve conflicts, negotiate, present their point of view, and serve the community in our internationally recognized character education program. Learn more about Character Education

100% of students benefit academically AND socially from developing emotional literacy skills. Learn more about Shipley Core Values Curriculum

200 real-world capstone service learning projects completed by Shipley students each year. Think Care Act in 5th grade, a Leadership Project in 8th grade, and the Senior Service Project in 12th grade.

5 key content elements of the SEED curriculum Pre-K through 12th grade: Self-Awareness, Social Awareness, Self-Management and Organization, Responsible Decision Making, and Relationship Management. Learn more about Shipley Core Values Curriculum

Shipley Has:

6 music ensembles in each division.

5 theater productions in the Middle and Upper Schools annually.

A 7:1 student-to-teacher ratio

55 athletics championships in the past six years

225 Shipley colleagues trained in emotional intelligence strategies.

14,490 minutes of class time devoted to Shipley's core values curriculum Pre-K through Grade 12.

14 years of integrated core values curriculum offered to all students.

61% of teaching faculty with advanced degrees.

10 art courses offered in the Upper School

The only high school emotional intelligence course in partnership with Yale University offered in the country, right here at Shipley.

46 honors courses to challenge students

6 specials (music, art, science, PE, character education, and world language) enhancing Shipley’s core curriculum.

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