For many school athletics programs, fielding the best-possible teams and amassing championship trophies are paramount. But Shipley’s Athletics program approaches things differently. At Shipley, it’s not just about wins and losses, but about giving students what they need to maximize their abilities and growth through character enrichment on the playing field, which we consider to be an extension of the classroom. Shipley is committed to supporting our athletes – all of them at every level - by giving them the best facilities and the best quality supplies, and we try to find the best coaching staff.
Athletic achievement is an important part of Shipley’s commitment to educational excellence. While team championships or top rankings in the region are great, in the end, it’s all about giving everyone who competes a good experience where they can learn life skills and grow. We focus on student athletes’ individual well-being, as well as the collective well-being of our teams.
In order to foster this commitment towards character building on the playing fields and ensuring that all student athletes receive a positive experience in their development, Shipley joined the Friends Schools League (FSL) back in 2006.* Though Shipley isn’t a Quaker school, we share many of the values held by other schools in the League and we are committed to the League’s philosophy of ensuring that all athletes, at every level, receive unreserved respect both on and off the playing field.
In addition to providing the best facilities, playing fields, coaches, and support staff, Shipley’s athletic department supports the students in attaining the highest level of success on and off the playing field. Our student athletes are here to get an excellent education, and we are committed to offering each of them a top-notch athletic experience, whether they are a one-sport, two-sport, or three-sport athlete.”
* Please note: Not all of Shipley’s teams participate in the FSL. Our regionally- and nationally-ranked crew and squash programs compete in local and regional events. Girls’ volleyball participates in the fall against local independent and public schools.