Head of School Dr. Steve Piltch Announces Retirement

Shipley's Head of School, Dr. Steve Piltch, has announced his retirement at the conclusion of the 2018-2019 academic year. Steve began his career as Head of School at Shipley in 1992. 

"As I hope you all know, I love my work and our community. However, given the incredibly positive position the School is in because of our successful PAIS reaccreditation and the ongoing implementation of our ambitious strategic plan, I am confident that the time is right both for Shipley and for me."

Head of School Search
In January 2018, Shipley’s Board of Trustees announced the search for Shipley’s ninth Head of School, due to the retirement of Steve Piltch in June 2019. Please see details about the process, the search committee, the intended timeline, and letters to the community.

Read letters from Steve and Brooksley Wylie, Chair of Shipley's Board of Trustees, below:

Letter from Steve Piltch


Letter from Brooksley Wylie

The Shipley School is a private, coeducational day school for pre-kindergarten through 12th grade students, located in Bryn Mawr, PA. Through our commitment to educational excellence, we develop within each student a love of learning and a desire for compassionate participation in the world.