COURAGE FOR THE DEED;
GRACE FOR THE DOING

List of 11 items.

  • General

    • Coeducational, Pre-K–12 day school, founded in 1894.
    • Accredited by the Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools and the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
    • Steven S. Piltch, Head of School
  • Average Class Size

    • LS 11-18
    • MS 14-18
    • US 14
  • Faculty

    • 142 full- and part-time faculty
    • 75 percent with graduate degrees
  • Student/Faculty Ratio: 7:1

  • Total Enrollment, 2016-2017: 846

    • Lower School - 239
    • Middle School - 213
    • Upper School - 394
  • Academics

    Shipley offers a rigorous, college preparatory curriculum. Beginning in Lower School, students develop a strong academic foundation and students as young as Pre-K learn to think critically about the world around them while encouraged to explore their interests and creativity. Our curriculum Pre-K through 12 sets the stage for students to acquire the skills to be effective and engaged learners at every stage of development. They learn to analyze, synthesize and think critically, to ask listen carefully and ask questions, to communicate clearly and persuasively, and to cooperate and collaborate with others. These are the foundational skills that will prepare them for future success throughout school and in their lives.
     
    Our Middle School program embraces the world of the adolescent, recognizing that they are developing physically, emotionally, socially, and intellectually. When guidance and empathy fit into the context of an academically challenging curriculum, our Middle School students are able to get to know themselves as learners, and as people, through critical thinking and creative exploration.
     
    The Upper School curriculum challenges student to discover their passions and their potential, and to take their education to the next level. Students are encouraged to see how ideas overlap across academic disciplines, building interdisciplinary knowledge and gaining the confidence and self-awareness that will carry them through college and the future.
  • Athletics

    Member, Friends Schools League
    Shipley is committed to character building on the playing fields and to ensuring that all student athletes receive a positive experience in their development.

    Upper School competitive team sports:
    • Fall – soccer, field hockey, tennis, cross country, crew
    • Winter – basketball, volleyball (Independent League), squash (Independent League), swimming
    • Spring – lacrosse, baseball, softball, tennis, crew, golf
    Middle School competitive team sports:
    • Fall – soccer, field hockey, tennis
    • Winter – basketball, volleyball, squash, swimming
    • Spring – lacrosse, baseball, softball, tennis
    Shipley Athletics Championships 2008 - 2016
    • 29 FSL Championships
    • 2 Boys’ Squash MASA Independent Titles
    • 1 Girls’ Squash DIII National Championship
    • 5 Volleyball Independent League Championship
    • 52 1st place Crew Boats
    • 3 PAISAA State Title
  • Performing and Visual Arts

    Performing and Visual Arts
    • Full schedule of theater productions and music performances
    • Recent productions have included The Election, Macbeth, Into The Woods, Godspell, A Midsummer Night's Dream, and several festivals of One Act Plays, 
    • 9 New Steinway pianos, including a 7 foot "concert" B-Model
    • Art is offered as a major course, including AP Studio Drawing and 2-D Design
    • Consistent awards in the Annual Montgomery County High School Art Exhibition
    • A wide range of performing opportunities: choirs, an a cappella group, jazz band, orchestra, and handbells
    • A completely renovated and improved main-stage theater, and a "grey box" performance space in the new Shipley Commons
    • New rehearsal spaces for choir and band, as well as a recording studio and practice rooms
  • Graduation Requirements and Recommended Course of Study

    SubjectCredits
    English4
    History2  (One must be US History)
    Mathematics3  
    Science2 (1 Life, 1 Physical)
    Performing Arts1/2 (By the end of Grade 10)
    Fine Arts1/2 (In Grade 9)
    World Language3 (Consecutive Credits in 1 Language)
    Interdisciplinary Studies1 Credit in any core discipline in grade 10,11,12
    Grade Level Seminars

    2 Each Year (Includes three-week Senior Service Project
    Physical Education/Athletics Yearly Requirement
    Community Service40 hours over 4 years
      
    Graduation Requirements
    • The required student load in grades 9 through 12 is five major courses each year. The minimum graduation requirement is 20 courses.
    • There are 16 specific credits required, as well as non-credited yearly requirements such as Physical Education and Grade Level Seminars
    • 40 hours of community service are required for graduation.
    • Though two units of history and science are required, it is recommended that students take three credits of each.
    • It is recommended that students pursue mathematics through the senior year.
  • Number of Honors Courses 2016-17: 52

  • Tuition, 2016-17

    Pre-Kindergarten $21,375
    Kindergarten $24,550
    Grades 1-2 $27,650
    Grades 3-5 $29,725
    Middle School (Grades 6-8) $32,900
    Upper School (Grades 9-12) $36,100