Supporting Mental Health at Shipley

Shipley’s pursuit of educational excellence incorporates a comprehensive approach to student well-being and mental health, utilizing a range of protective skill building and individualized support strategies. The School’s efforts align with recommendations made in the U.S. Surgeon General’s 2021 public health advisory on teen mental health.

"School connectedness is a key to addressing youth adversities at all times–especially during times of severe disruptions.”

—Kathleen A. Ethier, PhD, Director of CDC’s Division of Adolescent and School Health

Read the 2022-2023 Winter/Spring issue of the Shipley Magazine to learn more about Shipley's efforts to develop connection and foster a sense of belonging as part of its approach to educational excellence and academic success.


SEED Program

Dedicated classroom time PreK through Grade 12 provides a sequential curriculum devoted to the Social, Emotional, and Ethical Development (SEED) of our students, who gain skills and knowledge to support their mental health.
Learn more about SEED, Shipley's social emotional learning program.

Mental Health Screenings

All 6th -12th grade students are screened annually for depression and anxiety. The collected data have spurred interventions to address widespread, grade-level issues, as well as to identify individuals who need support.

Student Support

Counselors, nurses, and academic support teachers across all three divisions provide students with one-to-one support.
Learn more about Student Support at Shipley.

Shipley Framework

Our science-based approach is rooted in Positive Education and integrates DEI and pedagogy. Eight domains define strategies, skills, and abilities necessary for thriving.
Learn more about Shipley's Framework.

Trusted Adults

Students identify adults in the community they trust, while adults identify students they know well to ensure a strong sense of connection for all students.


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.