Welcome to Shipley! While I hope you enjoy learning about our community virtually, I encourage you to schedule a visit with us or attend one of our many wonderful events.
As I was introduced to Shipley almost a year ago during the Head of School search, I was impressed with the School’s mission:
The Shipley School, a Pre-Kindergarten through 12 coeducational day school, is committed to educational excellence and dedicated to developing in each student a love of learning and a compassionate participation in the world.
I was even more impressed as I met members of the community, students, colleagues, parents/guardians, and alumni and experienced how this community delivers on its mission every day. As parents, Meredith and I are grateful that our own children will experience the incredible benefits of a Shipley education.
Shipley offers a challenging college preparatory program and we welcome students from the age of four in our prekindergarten (or nursery school) program. Our Lower School (elementary grades preK through 5) provides an excellent foundation and helps students develop a real love of learning. In our Middle School (grades 6-8) we help students discover their individual strengths and passions while preparing for Upper School. Our Upper School (grades 9-12) offers an incredible variety of courses and a college counseling team second to none.
I would like to share what I see and already love at Shipley. It is rare for a school of Shipley’s caliber also to possess so much potential. Long renowned for educational excellence, love of learning, and compassionate participation in the world, Shipley has taken bold new strides to ensure students are prepared to thrive in a dynamic and frequently challenging world. Shipley's strategic plan, Vision 20/26, wisely recognizes we cannot predict with certainty everything our students will need to learn, do, and be. Yet, it also courageously plots a course into that future, confident the values which have defined Shipley for well over a century position the School to pursue sustained and sustainable progress.
Michael G. Turner
Head of School