Rita joined the Shipley community in 1st grade from St. David’s Elementary School.
Activities and Positions:
Softball 3 years, Soccer 1 year, Musicals 3 years, Student Government 3 years, DEI representative 2 years- Senior Year Co-President, Student Ambassador 4 years
Best Thing About Shipley:
“The community is so caring and welcoming. I recall a car accident I got into over spring break. I was amazed at how many folks reached out; faculty, Head of School, and my softball coach to check-in.”
One Piece of Advice for New Students: “Try new things even if it scares you! I was nervous to try out for the musical freshman year. It has helped me make friends and grow in confidence. Go to the community events: Swamp Night, Empty Bowls, Super Saturday, and Homecoming to name a few. These are the cornerstone of Shipley. These events allow you to immerse yourself in the school atmosphere.”
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.