Attend an Admissions Event

We encourage all prospective families to experience firsthand our commitment to academic excellence and our passion for learning by attending an Admissions event.

Open House

List of 2 events.

  • Oct
    8

    Virtual Fall Open House

    Our Open House is a great opportunity to hear from our Head of School, Michael Turner, our Director of Enrollment Management, Sylvia Spector, and our All-School President, Sutton '21, as they share Shipley’s commitment to educational excellence and dedication to developing a love of learning in each student. The event will conclude with a Q&A with our student ambassadors where you will learn what makes Shipley such a special place from our students who live the journey every day. 

    Join the virtual meeting on Thursday, October 8th at 7:00PM (Eastern Standard Time) from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device. This event is best accessed through Google Chrome.
  • Oct
    10

    Virtual Fall Open House

    Our Open House is a great opportunity to hear from our Head of School, Michael Turner, our Director of Enrollment Management, Sylvia Spector, and our All-School President, Sutton '21, as they share Shipley’s commitment to educational excellence and dedication to developing a love of learning in each student. The event will conclude with a Q&A with our student ambassadors where you will learn what makes Shipley such a special place from our students who live the journey every day.

    Join the virtual meeting on Saturday, October 10th at 9:00AM (Eastern Standard Time) from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device. This event is best accessed through Google Chrome.

Saturday at Shipley

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  • Nov
    7

    Saturday @Shipley

    For children ages 3 - 11 and their parents

    Please join us for a morning of exciting, interactive, virtual experiences with some of our Lower School teachers at Shipley. Students ages 3 - 11 will participate in science experiments, make music, run and jump with our PE teachers, and use their creativity in the craft room, all from the comfort of home. Following the session will be a Q&A opportunity for parents with our Lower School administration.

    Join the virtual meeting on Saturday, November 7th at 10:00AM (Eastern Standard Time) from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device. This event is best accessed through Google Chrome.

Special Events

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  • Oct
    14

    Lower School @Shipley

    A Shipley education begins in the Lower School as we lay the foundation for lifelong learning. Come and hear from our Head of Lower School, Tim Lightman, and our Director of Student Support, Julie Bown, as they talk about why that foundation is so important for your child's educational journey, and what it means to truly know each student as an individual.

    Join the virtual meeting on Wednesday, October 14th at 12:00PM (Eastern Standard Time) from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device. This event is best accessed through Google Chrome.
  • Oct
    14

    Middle School @Shipley

    At Shipley, our Middle School is dedicated to ensuring each child feels known, connected, challenged and involved. Along with our well-rounded, rigorous academic program, we teach principles such as respect, responsibility and leadership, and believe in fostering strong interpersonal relationships. Join Shipley's Middle School administrative team for an in-depth look at life in the Middle School and learn what makes it such a special place.

    Join the virtual meeting on Wednesday, October 14th at 12:00PM (Eastern Standard Time) from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device. This event is best accessed through Google Chrome.
  • Oct
    14

    Upper School @Shipley

    Students in Shipley's Upper School are provided with a variety of opportunities to pursue new endeavors, passions, and challenges. Our program is designed to allow our students to forge their own individual paths and to fully realize their potential. Join us for a conversation with various Upper School administrators, faculty, and students to learn about the opportunities in the Upper School and how our students achieve success in all aspects of our program.

    Join the virtual meeting on Wednesday, October 14th at 7:00PM (Eastern Standard Time) from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device. This event is best accessed through Google Chrome.
  • Oct
    28

    Tuition Assistance @Shipley 

    We recognize that an independent school education is a powerful investment in your child’s future as well as a considerable financial commitment. The Shipley School remains committed to making a Shipley education accessible to students from a range of socio-economic backgrounds. Over $7 million was awarded to approximately 37 percent of Shipley's students for the 2020-2021 school year. This financial support comes from Shipley’s endowment, gifts to the school, and tuition. All awards are based on demonstrated need and are revised on an annual basis, and families of students applying to any grade are welcome to apply for tuition assistance. Please join us for a virtual event as Nan Bussey, Shipley’s Director of Tuition Assistance, outlines our process and answers your questions regarding tuition assistance.

    Join the virtual meeting on Wednesday, October 28th at 12:00PM (Eastern Standard Time) from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device. This event is best accessed through Google Chrome.
  • Nov
    4

    Athletics @Shipley 

    Shipley’s robust athletics program offers our student athletes ample opportunities to flourish in every aspect. With our plethora of athletic options, featuring multi-tiered skill levels for students of all abilities, we encourage and allow students to experience new endeavors, form meaningful interpersonal relationships, and grow as individuals. Please join us for a lunchtime conversation and Q&A with our Director of Athletics, and a few of our Shipley athletes.

    Join the virtual meeting on Wednesday, November 4th at 12:00PM (Eastern Standard Time) from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device. This event is best accessed through Google Chrome.
  • Nov
    18

    Diversity, Equity and Inclusion @Shipley 

    One of the core elements of the Shipley community is the principle of providing a supportive, inclusive and safe environment for all our students. To that end, Shipley's commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) guides and educates our students in a manner that increases a sense of belonging and personal well-being. Join us to hear from our DEI experts about what makes this process so special.

    Join the virtual meeting on Wednesday, November 18th at 12:00PM (Eastern Standard Time) from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device. This event is best accessed through Google Chrome.
  • Dec
    2

    STEAM @Shipley 

    Shipley’s STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) program is a prime example of our belief in and commitment to teaching creativity, collaboration, and critical thinking. Join us for a conversation with a group of our STEAM teachers and students to learn more about the program and how we weave it into the curriculum in our Lower, Middle and Upper Schools. 

    Join the virtual meeting on Wednesday, December 2nd at 7:00PM (Eastern Standard Time) from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device. This event is best accessed through Google Chrome.
  • Dec
    5

    Early Childhood Education @Shipley 

    Students who are entering Shipley in Pre-K and Kindergarten are the youngest members of our vibrant community, but don't tell them! As such they are encouraged to participate in a wide range of activities with the purpose of encouraging their social-emotional growth as well as their academic readiness. Play and exploration are naturally woven into our early academic programs. Positive education, our school-wide initiative focused on student achievement and both individual and collective well-being, plays a big role in our youngest students' development. Join us virtually to learn more from our Lower School administration as well as a few current Shipley students about early childhood education and why choosing a school with a dedicated focus on the early years is so important for your young student.

    Join the virtual meeting on Saturday, December 5th at 10:00AM (Eastern Standard Time) from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device. This event is best accessed through Google Chrome.
  • Dec
    16

    The Arts @Shipley 

    Whether on the stage or in the studio, Shipley students are offered a multitude of options to pursue their artistic passions at a high level. Join us for a Q&A session with three of our arts departments chairs along with current Shipley artists, and learn all about our incredible visual and performing arts offerings.

    Join the virtual meeting on Wednesday, December 16th at 12:00PM (Eastern Standard Time) from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device. This event is best accessed through Google Chrome.
  • Jan
    6

    Fireside Chat with Michael Turner, Head of School @Shipley 

    Please join us for a fireside chat with our Head of School, Michael Turner. Michael will talk holistically about the pillars of a Shipley education, reflect on the first half of this "year like no other," and share his thoughts on the  what lies ahead. There will be time for questions as well. 

    Join the virtual meeting on Wednesday, January 6th at 7:00PM (Eastern Standard Time) from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device. This event is best accessed through Google Chrome.
Visit Shipley by individual appointment or attend one of our virtual events. Strong relationships between students and faculty are at the heart of who we are. We believe these relationships allow us to get to know students as both learners and people, leading to deeply rooted learning and personal success in and out of the classroom.

We will be offering campus tours Monday through Thursday at 3:45 and 4:30 and on Saturdays at 9:00, 10:00, 11:00, and 12:00.  To check for tour availability please log into your Shipley account and go to your checklist to access the tour calendar.  If you have not yet submitted an inquiry or started an application you can fill out an inquiry now.

Addresses

The Shipley Lower School
1030 Wyndon Avenue
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010

The Shipley Middle & Upper Schools (including Administration)
814 Yarrow Street
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010

The Piltch Commons
825 Montgomery Avenue
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010

The Shipley Farm Fields for Athletics Events
1313 Waverly Rd
Gladwyne, PA 19035
 

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  • By Train Via the SEPTA Paoli/Thorndale Line

    Shipley can be reached via the SEPTA Paoli/Thorndale Line (formerly SEPTA R5) to Bryn Mawr. Trains originating from both east and west make stops at Bryn Mawr station approximately every half hour. The station is one block from Shipley's Upper Campus. Timetables and further information are available from SEPTA at 215-574-7800, or on the web at http://www.septa.org/. Call the school 610-525-4300 for directions from the station.
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.