The Shipley School Welcomes International Students

Shipley is committed to welcoming international students into our community. Shipley typically enrolls students from a number of countries including Australia, China, Italy, Canada, and the U.K. International students strengthen our community and encourage the kinds of exchanges that enrich the educational experience for all students.
Shipley's application process is the same for domestic and international students with two exceptions. First, all international students whose primary language is not English are required to take the TOEFL. Second, international students from China requiring a homestay are required to complete the application process through Ivy International Group.

Ivy International Group (IIG)

Shipley has an agreement with Ivy International Group (IIG). IIG will process international student applications from China, conduct initial screenings, provide travel advice, arrange for housing in proximity to the school, and act as a liaison between the School and the student's family. IIG has offices and representatives in Boston, Philadelphia, New York City, Baltimore and Chicago, as well as Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen.
Ivy International Group offers services to students and their families to support a successful transition to Shipley including orientation programming in August. IIG makes all homestay arrangements for students studying in the U.S.
Shipley, an independent, college preparatory day school, does not offer dormitory living or arrange for student housing. All applicants from China who will require a homestay should contact Ivy International directly.

Entrance Exams Requirements

Shipley does not offer English as a Second Language (ESL) courses. All instruction and assessment is conducted in English. All international applicants must demonstrate proficiency in both oral and written English.
For applicants whose native language is not English, the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required. A minimum score of 90 is expected.
In addition, all applicants are asked to submit results of the Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT) as part of the application process for admission to Shipley.

Applicants from China

If you are interested in exploring the possibility of studying at The Shipley School, please contact Ivy International Group (IIG).
Ivy International Group (IIG)
Attention: Dongxue Su
15 New England Executive Park
Burlington, MA 01803
Phone: (978) 558-4216

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For more information on Shipley’s admission process for international students, please contact us.

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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.