A Strong Community: The Bedrock of Excellence

The COVID pandemic gave people a unique opportunity to explore the meaning and nature of community. In its absence, we developed a newfound appreciation for its importance and impact in our lives. This has certainly been the case at Shipley, where students, teachers, and administrators have put community building at the forefront in their pursuit of educational excellence. Whether celebrating traditions; coming together in service, performance, learning, or competition; or making connections and strengthening relationships through plain old fun, community building has been a priority this year.

Head of School Michael Turner formally kicked off the 2022-2023 school year at Convocation. “You can make a difference to your community... the community is counting on you to make that difference by paying attention to each other and taking action,” he encouraged everyone.

Shipley Community Events Photo Gallery



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.