2020

News List

  • March

    J.B. Loomis ’11 is an nuclear engineer aboard the aboard USS Virginia, at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard on Seavey’s Island in Kittery, Maine.

    J.B. Loomis ’11: Solving Problems for the United States Navy

    Jared Scott Tesler
    J.B. Loomis ’11 was one of the first women assigned to the USS Virginia, a nuclear-powered submarine at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. The US Naval Academy graduate, who also earned a degree at the Naval Postgraduate School and completed training at Nuclear Power School, says Shipley gave her more than a solid academic foundation. Her teachers, she says, “held space for me to be unique. I was never siloed…”
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  • Shipley Launches Online Learning Curriculum

    On Monday, March 30 Shipley launched its new online learning curriculum, Shipley Learns OnlineWe are always guided by the same ideals: Our Mission, our Long Term Transfer Goals, and our Motto: Courage for the Deed; Grace for the Doing. Learn more.
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  • Students in Mark Stetina's eighth grade history class present political cartoons they created from the perspective of the Conestoga Indians, whose tribal massacre in 1763 has been largely forgotten in history.

    Academic Spotlight on 8th Grade History: Unlocking A Trove of Untold Stories

    For eighth grade history teacher Mark Stetina, studying history is about more than just memorizing dates. Instead, he says, "I want my students to acknowledge their responsibility in integrating the voices and experiences of those who have been excluded from historical narratives.” Read more to learn about his class's study of the Revolutionary War and how students gave voice to the Conestoga Indians.
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  • Kindergarten teacher Claire Grillo and her students take a hands-on approach to learning math.

    Academic Spotlight on Lower School Math: Building a Mathematical Understanding

    In Shipley’s Lower School, math class just isn’t what it used to be. Using the Singaporean math curriculum “Math in Focus,” students learn to grasp mathematical concepts by literally grasping objects (cubes, place value chips, fraction bars, and so forth) with their hands. The approach emphasizes working collaboratively and explaining process-in addition to giving numeric answers.
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  • Upper School students in the Advanced Music Composition and Production class observe as their musical compositions are performed  by the fifth grade music ensemble, directed by Harley Givler.

    Academic Spotlight on Music: Writing for the Band & an Audience

    Melissa Tassoni
    Students in Chris Oatts’ Advanced Music Composition and Production class don’t just learn about the theory and building blocks of writing music. Starting early in the year, the advanced music students compose songs that actually get played by Shipley’s music ensembles. Oatts, an experienced professional musician, knows that “The most fun part of being a composer is actually hearing your music playing.”
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  • Andrew Ramsey ’10 is the founder of AAR Analytics, specializing in player evaluation, tactical analysis, and player transfers for various soccer powerhouses throughout Europe and South America.

    Andrew Ramsey ’10: Analyzing the Mathematics behind Soccer

    Jared Scott Tesler
    Andrew Ramsey ’10 helped establish professional soccer club A.C. Milan’s Data Analytics Department. The experience inspired the founding of his own data analytics company, whose clients have consistently seen a 19 percent increase in point totals and have collectively won more than 100 trophies. The math program at Shipley provided a framework for solving and approaching problems, says Ramsey.
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  • Michael Turner, Shipley's 10th Head of School, has made a positive impact through his efforts to define Educational Excellence.

    Head of School Michael Turner: Redefining Educational Excellence at Shipley

    Melissa Tassoni
    Michael Turner was installed as Shipley’s 10th Head of School in September, 2019, and is already making a positive impact at the School. His profoundly positive experience as a lifer at Germantown Academy inspired him to pursue teaching after a few years of working in the business world, and he hasn’t looked back since. Learn more about Michael Turner and how he is making a difference at Shipley.
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  • Wendy Eiteljorg ’86 is Shipley's Director of Curricular Innovation and Learning Design. She has been instrumental in helping Shipley transition to Shipley Learns Online amid the ongoing coronavirus crisis.

    Wendy Eiteljorg ’86: Leading the Future of Teaching and Learning

    Jared Scott Tesler
    In 2009, Director of Curricular Innovation and Learning Design Wendy Eiteljorg ’86 was named a “Teacher of the Future” by the National Association of Independent Schools for the forward-thinking integration of blogs and wikis into her fifth grade curriculum. Now, this Shipley Changemaker is helping to launch the School’s online learning program, Shipley Learns Online amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
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  • Upper School Students Win Awards in Technology, Debate, and Model Congress

    Shipley Upper School students in technology, debate, and model congress earned high remarks and awards at several regional, state, and national level competitions.
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  • Mission Moment: Collaboration and Interdisciplinary Learning

    Teachers from the Middle and Upper schools worked together to bring to life two pillars of Shipley’s mission, educational excellence and respect for intellectual effort in a cross-divisional, interdisciplinary project.
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  • Sabrina Imes '22 Earns Two Medals at State Indoor Track Championships

    Shipley sophomore Sabrina Imes competed in the 2020 Pennsylvania Track and Field Coaches Association Indoor Championships at Penn State University, earning second and fourth-place finishes. 
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  • February

    Shipley Community Letter: Same, Different, Other

    Head of School Michael Turner reflects on the month of February, on both Black History Month and the conclusion of Shipley's winter athletic season. He also introduces the concept of "same, different, other" as it relates to balancing the individual and the collective.
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  • Maxwell Orr '20 Named Main Line Student of the Week

    Shipley senior Maxwell Orr has been named Main Line Student of the Week for the week of February 16, 2020.
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  • On display in Shipley's Speer Gallery from February 10 – March 12, 2020

    Shipley Hosts Inter-School Student Art Exhibition

    Shipley is proud to host the 2020 Inter-School Student Art Exhibition in Speer Gallery and Riely Theatre Lobby from February 10 through March 12.
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  • Shipley Violinist Emma Lo ’21 Participates in PMEA District Festival

    Shipley violinist Emma Lo ’21 recently participated in the PMEA (Pennsylvania Music Educators Association) District 11 Orchestra Festival and through a rigorous audition process, earned a seat at the Region VI Orchestra Festival.
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  • January

    On display in Shipley's Speer Gallery from January 6 – February 7, 2020.

    "Hovering Containers & Ripples" by Andrea Wohl Keefe

    On display in Shipley's Speer Gallery from January 6 – February 7, 2020.
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  • Khai Champion '20 Joins 1,000 Career Point Club

    Shipley senior guard Khai Champion scored his 1,000th career point against Academy at Palumbo on December 23 in Yarnall Gymnasium.
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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.