The Shipley Magazine

Creating Belonging & Connection at Shipley

Shipley is both a space and an experience—a past, present, and future. It’s a community of individuals and families, an institution, a force for change. At Shipley, we build friendships and careers, develop character and spark interests, employ courage and grace, and shape people who go on to shape the world.

As we fulfill our responsibility and plan to become more inclusive, equitable, and diverse, where is our common ground? What role do we play in sustaining the School, and how can it sustain us? What purpose can Shipley play in our lives and we in its?

Head of School Michael Turner believes the answers to these questions do not lie tucked away in a book. They live and breathe in all of us. “Engagement starts with a sense of belonging, and our DEI Strategic Plan lays out the path to increasing both individual and collective belonging.

“How can we advance our work in engagement without ensuring that every member of the community feels encouraged and welcomed to be their authentic self at Shipley? How can we increase volunteerism and engagement without involving all community voices and ensuring that cultural awareness and understanding are reflected in all areas of School life?” We invite you to join us, add your voice to the conversation, and help us to live out Shipley’s mission in authentic, meaningful ways.

Alumni: Discover ways to get involved.

Parents & Caregivers: Here's how you can get more involved in the life of the School.

Everyone is invited to participate in an online Volunteer Showcase to learn how they can get involved.

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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.