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#21: The Brain Tree School

The Brain Tree Primary School is our sister school near Kampala, Uganda. The school was started in 1994 as a nursery school for children who live in poverty or have been orphaned due to malaria or AIDS. It has since grown and provides housing and education to over 250 children. Shipley's partnership with Brain Tree stretches almost two decades, including the completion of many fundraising campaigns to improve the school's facilities, the contribution of thousands of books to a library, and opportunities for Shipley teachers, students, and alumni to engage in person and remotely with the African school's community. Most recently, a group of Shipley students traveled with two teachers to visit and perform service at Brain Tree. Alumna Maddie Norris '12 also visited Brain Tree during her college semester abroad. Read more about her experience there.
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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.