We encourage prospective families to experience firsthand our commitment to educational excellence and our passion for learning by attending an Admissions event or a campus tour. Please note, registration is required for all events and tours.

Insider's Look Events

Learn more about Shipley at an upcoming Insider's Look event. Attendees will hear from administrators, teachers, and students about what makes Shipley more than a school. Interactive programs will be followed by campus tours.

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  • Lower School Insider's Look - Wednesday, October 11

    Wednesday, October 11
    9:00 - 10:30 a.m.

    A Shipley education begins in the Lower School as we lay the foundation for lifelong learning. Come and learn more from our Head of Lower School, Tim Lightman, and various members of the Lower School Administrative team, 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. Students will also share their reflections on how Shipley is more than a school. There will be a tour following the short program.
  • Middle School Insider's Look - Wednesday, October 18

    Wednesday, October 18
    9:00 - 10:30 a.m.

    Shipley’s Middle School program offers an optimal environment for students to grow intellectually, emotionally, and socially through a curriculum founded on discovering new interests, critical thinking, creative exploration, empathy/compassion, and character development. Join Shipley's Middle School administrative team and a group of students for an in-depth look at life in the Middle School and learn what makes it such a special place. There will be a tour following the short program.
  • Upper School Insider's Look - Wednesday, October 25

    Wednesday, October 25
    9:00 - 10:30 a.m.

    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. There will be a tour following the short program.
  • Athletics Insider's Look - Friday, October 20

    Friday, October 20
    2:45 - 4:15 p.m.

    Join Shipley's Athletics Department for an interactive program featuring coaches, student-athletes, and program leaders. Shipley’s strong athletics program begins with an innovative and foundation-building physical education program in Pre-Kindergarten. Students build on those foundational skills and get their first taste of interscholastic competition starting in sixth grade. In our Upper School, there are opportunities for each and every student to participate in our championship-caliber varsity and non-competitive programs, where good sportsmanship and character are just as important as winning.
  • Arts Insider's Look - Thursday, November 16

    Thursday, November 16
    Time TBD

    See how Shipley inspires students to build confidence and pursue their artistic passions at our Arts Insider's Look. You will meet our arts faculty, tour our facilities, and enjoy performances and hear from our talented students. You will also learn about our music, theater, and visual arts programs, where your child can explore various forms of expression, develop creative skills, and have fun. Whether your child is a beginner or an expert, they will find a place to grow and shine at Shipley.

Admissions Tours

Join us for a tour of our campus and learn about all that Shipley has to offer your family! We welcome families for tours all year long. During the school year, Student Ambassadors lead individual tours in the Middle and Upper Schools. In the Lower School, small group tours are offered on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. You can email admit@shipleyschool.org if you would like to request an alternative tour time for any division.
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.