Arsema Mengistu

Arsema Mengistu '24

Arsema joined the Shipley community in 9th grade from Friends Central School.

Activities and Positions: Service Committee, Global Programs Committee (president), BSU, Tennis, Basketball, Jazz Band, Honors Combo, Shipley Singers, Glee Club, Admissions Ambassadors 

Favorite Club: BSU

Favorite Class: American Studies

Best Thing About Shipley: “When I think of Shipley, I think about the connections of students and teachers and how student leadership is a big part of what keeps the School going. Being an active participant in the community makes the Shipley experience more meaningful.”

One Piece of Advice for New Students:
“Always be open to trying new things. You will always find something you love.”


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.