COURAGE FOR THE DEED;
GRACE FOR THE DOING

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.

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.

The Shipley School Song

From afar as strangers came we
With our aims of youth.
Love and friendship do we owe thee;
Friends we are in truth.

Hail our colors! Speed them onward!
Shipley, hail to thee!
Green for hope we always cherish,
Blue for loyalty.

Worthy standards hast thou brought us;
Steadfast will we be.
Truth and honor hast thou taught us;
Thanks we give to thee.

Hail our colors! Speed them onward!
Shipley, hail to thee!
Green for hope we always cherish,
Blue for loyalty.

Music: “Annie Lisle,” William H. Goodyear
Confidence + Creativity + Deeply Rooted Learning = The Shipley Method