As part of our ongoing process of preparing for the future, Shipley’s Board of Trustees has developed a plan that will allow Shipley to grasp the opportunities and meet the challenges of our time. But we can do it only with the help of supporters who are as dedicated as our teachers, as enthusiastic as our students, and as committed as both to Shipley’s mission.
Shipley’s greatest challenge is to prepare students to succeed in a world that we can only imagine—the world of the future. We know that the world of the future will be increasingly smaller and more interconnected. Students will need to be intellectually nimble, flexible, and adaptable. They will need to be creative problem solvers and able to find and assess information and make the best use of it. They will need to operate across traditional cultural and geographic boundaries and make connections between disparate disciplines. They will need to be technologically adept. They will need to have a solid moral core.
Shipley has the will, the pedagogical models, and the human resources to provide the education that will best prepare students for their future. The Campaign for Shipley: Foundations for Success is about building flexibility and capacity in Shipley’s finances, by increasing endowment, and building flexibility and capacity in our facilities, by increasing and improving space.