At The Shipley School, we believe that student achievement, individual well-being, and a thriving community form the core of educational excellence. We help students become their best selves through research-based approaches to teaching and curriculum that prioritize balance, growth, student voice and choice, empathy, and collaboration. We center the individual, while supporting the needs of a thriving community.

With virtually endless opportunities for leadership and participation in athletics, the arts, and other co-cur­ricular activities, Shipley students are encouraged to take risks in a supportive environment. Ultimately, Shipley is educating students to develop the character and capabilities that will enable them to thrive and make a positive impact in the world.
Michael G. Turner, Head of School

Welcome from the Head of School

Welcome to Shipley! While I hope you enjoy learning about our community virtually, I encourage you to attend one of our admissions events or sign up for a tour.
When I was first introduced to Shipley, I was impressed with the School’s mission: 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. 
I was even more impressed as I met students, colleagues, parents/guardians, and alumni, and experienced how this community delivers on its mission every day.  As parents, Meredith and I are grateful that our son, Fran ’23, was able to experience the benefits of a Shipley education.
Shipley offers a challenging college preparatory program and we welcome students from the age of four in our prekindergarten (or nursery school) program. Our Lower School (elementary grades preK through 5) provides an excellent foundation and helps students develop a real love of learning.  In our Middle School (grades 6-8) we help students discover their individual strengths and passions while preparing for Upper School.  Our Upper School (grades 9-12) offers an incredible variety of courses and a college counseling team second to none.
Long renowned for educational excellence, love of learning, and compassionate participation in the world, Shipley has taken bold new strides to ensure students are prepared to thrive in a dynamic and frequently challenging world. Shipley's strategic plan, Vision 20/26, wisely recognizes we cannot predict with certainty everything our students will need to learn, do, and be. Yet, it also courageously plots a course into that future, confident the values which have defined Shipley for well over a century position the School to pursue sustained and sustainable progress.
I encourage you to get to know Shipley. Please sign up to request admissions information, attend an event, and apply. I look forward to meeting you.
Michael G. Turner
Head of School

Shipley News

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.