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#1 The Shipley Sisters

Shipley was founded in 1894 by sisters, Hannah, Elizabeth and Katharine Shipley to prepare students for Bryn Mawr College in an era when education for women was uncommon, even unpopular. The sisters established a philosophy of education that would guide the School for over 125 years: "In seeking to help the young people who come under our care, we know that the culture that only arouses the intellect and does not develop the character has failed in its ultimate purpose," said Hannah Shipley. Today, their dedication to educational excellence and character development endures at Shipley. Learn more about the Shipley sisters and the school they founded.
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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.