We recognize that an independent school education is both 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 dollars 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. Families of students applying to any grade are welcome to apply for tuition assistance.
In my role as Director of Enrollment Management, I get many questions from prospective parents/guardians, but the one I enjoy the most is this: “What is the value of a Shipley education vs. a public school education?” I love that question because for me, for Shipley, it’s an easy one.
There are multiple purchasing options for Lower and Middle School Uniforms. The Middle School kilt costs $49.50 new, and the Lower School tunic costs $41.00 but these can also be purchased for much less at our used-uniform sales.
In the Upper School, students are involved in sports, the arts, and other organized activities. In the Lower and Middle Schools, students are able to participate in Encore Clubs and Later Gator. Learn more about Afterschool Programs.
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.