Lower School

Shipley offers two distinct after school programs: Encore Club and Later Gator. 
Encore Club offers opportunities for learning and discovering new passions beyond the typical school day. A rich array of developmentally-appropriate clubs is offered to students in preschool through Grade 5. Clubs meet weekly and are offered Monday-Friday. There are three sessions during the year, fall, winter and spring. Clubs run from 3:15-4:15, students are picked up from classrooms and provided a snack before clubs begin. The registration fee for all clubs is $200 per session.
Later Gator provides a safe setting where students can play, do homework, and spend time with friends under the supervision of a caring staff. Later Gator is offered from 3:00 – 5:50 pm on regular school days. On conference days and certain holidays, Later Gator will be offered from 8:00 am – 3:50 pm (please note Later Gator will not be offered on these days if the number of students registered does not meet the number required to run a quality program). Later Gator offers advanced registration or drop-in service, and students can join Later Gator after attending an Encore Club. Please see the registration form for specific pricing information. 

A Menu of Choice

One of the great things about enrichment activities is that they provide students with choice and the opportunity to take ownership of learning. Learn about the many enrichment options Shipley students have.

Lower School Prgrams


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Upper School

Upper School classes end each day at 3:10. Upper School Athletics take place after school. A wide variety of athletic options are offered at the varsity and non-varsity level each of the three seasons.  Students are strongly encouraged to participate in a team sport each year.
The Student Activities/Music/Theater Program complements Shipley’s overall program and runs at separate times from athletics and academics to reduce conflicts. For the 2019-2020 school year we have over 50 options ranging from the School Newspaper to the International Clubs.  The program gives students the opportunity to be involved in a wide variety of constructive and organized activities outside the classroom.
Our theater and music departments also offer a wide array of options for our students. Music groups include handbells, jazz, and string ensembles, chamber music groups for winds and brass, Glee Club, and our select vocal ensemble, the Shipley Singers. Our theater offerings regularly include musicals, Shakespearean comedy and drama, and contemporary plays.
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.