The Shipley Magazine

A Daring Vision: Telling the Story of The Shipley School

About the Book
“I’ve tried to put the history of Shipley into a context and include a little bit about what was going on in the world,” says author Trina Vaux ’63.
A Daring Vision: A History of The Shipley School 1894-2018
Hardcover, illustrated, 424 pages
Pre-order your copy online or by phone at 610-525-4300 x 4177
About The Author
Trina Vaux ’63 has worked in public radio, arts management, historic preservation, and in communications for government agencies, schools, and other non-profit organizations. At Shipley, she served as Chair of both the Alumni Board (1989–91) and the Centennial Committee (1993–94), and as a member of the 1994–95 Long-Range Planning Committee. She was the School’s Director of Communications from 1996 to 2011. Learn more about Trina in this 2019 profile.
Her other publications include:
The Cape May Handbook
with Pitts, Fish, & McCauley
(The Athenaeum of Philadelphia, 1977)
Guide to Women’s History Resources
in the Delaware Valley Area
(University of Pennsylvania Press, 1983)
Historic Rittenhouse
with Burke, Sperr, & McCauley
(University of Pennsylvania Press, 1985)
Recollections of Miss Speer
(The Shipley School, 1990)
About the Sources
Shipley’s archives—teachers’ files, daily letters written by the Shipley sisters to their father, Board minutes, school publications, and other ephemera—and interviews with some of the people who lived and shaped Shipley’s history.
About the Designer
Will van Roden ’87 is a design director and professor of design specializing in printed matter and brand identity. He is known for work for The New York Times, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, and Metropolis Magazine. His teaching experience is with Parsons School of Design and New York University.
Thanks To
“Many people in the Shipley community who contributed to the book, read early versions of it, made helpful suggestions, and in general, made it better,” says the author.

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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.