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 $8 million dollars was awarded to approximately 37 percent of Shipley's students for the 2023-2024 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.

Tuition 2024-2025

Pre-K $27,225
Kindergarten $31,285
Grades 1 & 2 $35,220
Grades 3, 4, & 5 $37,845
Grades 6, 7, & 8 $41,915
Grades 9, 10, 11, & 12    $45,400


List of 2 members.

  • Photo of Nan Bussey

    Nan Bussey 

    Director of Admissions & Tuition Assistance, Coach
    Phone/Extension: 4183
  • Photo of Laura Brower

    Laura Brower 

    Enrollment Data Manager and Assistant Director of Tuition Assistance
    Phone/Extension: 4118

Costs Beyond Tuition

List of 6 items.

  • Additional Fees

    There are additional fees for uniforms (Lower and Middle Schools), books, class trips, supplies, and meal plans.
  • Lunch Fees (2024-2025)

    Lower School $850
    (Optional full-year lunch card, Grades 2-5)

    Middle & Upper School $1250
  • Books

    Lower School
    Summer Reading - costs vary

    Middle School
    Summer Reading - costs vary

    Upper School
    Summer Reading - costs vary
    Academics - costs vary, $200-$400; used books are available
  • Uniforms

    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.

    Many of our families purchase uniforms from Flynn and O’Hara, https://www.flynnohara.com
  • Afterschool Programs

    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.
  • Transportation

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.