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Founded in 1894, The Shipley School is a private, coeducational day school for pre-kindergarten through 12th-grade students, located in Bryn Mawr, PA. As a leader in co-education and through our commitment to educational excellence, we develop within each student a love of learning and a desire for compassionate participation in the world.

As a school of Positive Education, we believe that relationships are the key to success for our students and our colleagues. We believe that community, common trust, understanding, and support result in an environment where every individual is valued. Colleagues at Shipley are skilled and dedicated professionals valued for their strengths supported in their efforts to grow.
The Shipley School, a Pre-Kindergarten through 12 coeducational day school, is committed to educational excellence and dedicated to developing in each student a love of learning and a compassionate participation in the world. Through a strong college preparatory curriculum in the humanities and sciences, the school encourages curiosity, creativity, and respect for intellectual effort. Shipley upholds and promotes moral integrity, a sense of personal achievement and worth, and concern for others at school and in the larger community.

Community Commitment

We are committed to cultivating an environment where all members of the Shipley community are engaged, feel respected and valued, grow as individuals, strive for excellence, and have the opportunity to do their best work. We honor and value all differences and are committed to being a safe and inclusive environment for all people.
Shipley is dedicated to the professional development of each Shipley colleague and encourages colleagues to continue their studies and to enrich their learning. Support for colleagues across all departments is available in multiple ways, including continuing education, conferences, and workshops. Shipley’s Professional Development Committee, made up of colleagues from all disciplines, provides resources and oversees the process of PD applications and allocating funds for professional growth that is rigorous and purposeful.


The Shipley School is located less than 10 miles from Center City Philadelphia, in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. It is within walking distance from the Septa R5 train.
Joining the Shipley community means becoming a part of a nurturing community that pushes you to strive to do your best, always, for the good of the whole and not just for yourself.

Great institutions challenge themselves to look inward and outward to assess the ongoing relevance of and commitment to their mission as stated, and to ask the question – what is our purpose and how can we best fulfill that purpose today and into the future?


Set on two close campuses, Upper Campus and Lower Campus, Shipley offers several state-of-the-art facilities. Shipley encompasses eight buildings and includes two libraries, science labs, three Maker Spaces, a theater with state-of-the-art lighting, and multiple art and music studios. Recent additions to campus include the Shipley Commons, the Learning and Research Center, and Squash and Rowing facilities.

Our Avery Silverman Dining Room is 3-Star Certified by the Green Restaurant Association (GRA), a national nonprofit organization helping restaurants to become more environmentally sustainable. The Shipley Commons is a Silver LEED-Certified building.

The School’s athletic facilities include three gymnasiums, five basketball courts, five international squash courts, a fitness center, a rowing center, and a fully equipped athletic training room. We also have five artificial turf fields and six tennis courts. Our coaches, faculty, and staff are able to use the athletic and wellness facilities on a daily basis.
The Shipley School is an equal-opportunity employer and complies with all federal, state, and local laws which prohibit discrimination in employment because of race, color, national origin, citizenship, age (18 or older), religion, disability, marital status, veteran status, and sexual orientation.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Shipley upholds and promotes the integrity of each individual. We nurture a concern for others, self-worth, and personal achievement. The School is dedicated to the ongoing process of creating a safe and accepting environment for all people. We value and honor differences in ability, age, ethnicity, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status.

Shipley is committed to sustaining a vibrant, inclusive, and caring multicultural community. The goal of raising cultural awareness and understanding is reflected in many areas of school life.

In seeking to fill faculty and staff positions, we encourage all applicants. We particularly encourage applicants who will enrich the diversity of our community.
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.