At Shipley, the college search involves much more than the name of the college. Here, the emphasis is on choosing a college that is the right fit for the individual. Every student develops a list with a range of schools, each suitable for that student’s needs, talents, and interests. There are no prescribed “right” schools.

Our college counseling program brings together the assignments, activities, and resources that can lead to a productive search with satisfying results.
Choosing a College
Our program carefully guides each student in a comprehensive two-year self-evaluation. Juniors and seniors focus on their own individual interests, strengths, and goals. Our program builds skills for doing research and making wise decisions about the future. It is the capstone of a Shipley career, drawing on the students’ accumulated analytical and communication abilities.

What Students Learn
In weekly seminars, our experienced counselors guide juniors and seniors:
  • to evaluate their academic and co-curricular accomplishments and values
  • to clarify their personal and academic goals
  • to understand how character strengths and personal values can affect the college process
  • to search open-mindedly for options for their future
  • to present themselves effectively and honestly in the college admissions process, both in writing and in person

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  • Many Paths to Success: Shipley’s Unique Approach to College Counseling

    What if society's preconceived notions of what is “best” when it comes to the college selection process have been skewed? What if we shifted the lens and considered the “best” option the one that would cater to the needs of the student, specifically engineered for their success? This is precisely what Shipley’s College Counseling Program sets out to achieve with every student.
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Meet the Team

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  • Photo of Donielle Couture

    Donielle Couture 

    Director of College Counseling, Associate Head of US for Postsecondary Experiences
  • Photo of Sarah Sterling

    Sarah Sterling 

    Associate Director of College Counseling
  • Photo of Kelsey Fisher

    Kelsey Fisher 

    Associate Director of College Counseling
  • Photo of Kay Weinstock

    Kay Weinstock 

    Assistant to Director and Associate Directors of College Counseling

Meet the Class of 2023

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.