The Shipley Magazine

Class of 2023 Senior Reflections

1) Ben Capobianco, Virginia Tech University
“Shipley has prepared me to be my best self and do my best work by teaching me to be resilient and hard-working through a challenging curriculum and a great teaching staff.”

2) Maddy Ewald, Union College
“Shipley has prepared me to excel in anything that I do, and if I can’t excel at first, Shipley has prepared me to adapt and improve.” 

3) Abby Frisch, Hamilton College
“Shipley has encouraged me to take risks by creating a safe space and a supportive learning environment in which I feel I can voice my opinion without harsh criticism, and rather with constructive feedback.”

4) Colin Harkins, Syracuse University
“For me, the School motto represents the most important value a person can carry through life… push yourself, take risks, and try new things, which takes courage. But while it’s important to be ambitious and driven, it’s necessary to still be a respectful, empathetic, and conscious citizen of the world, hence grace for the doing.”

5) Tanner Kelton, University of Pennsylvania
“One of the most important things that I have learned in my time at Shipley is that you will never regret trying something. Life is about exploration, and Shipley offers such a plethora of opportunities and activities.”

6) Sarah Liebman, University of Texas at Austin
“I will always be grateful to Shipley for showing me what a true learning environment looks like, where everyone is celebrated and supported.”

7) Matthew Spencer, Boston University
“Without Shipley, I wouldn’t have been able to see the possibilities of life in its fullness. It’s been so fun to have been here with everyone, and I’m so grateful for being able to attend.”

8) Chengyi Tang, Harvey Mudd College
“Shipley has prepared me to be an independent and critical thinker in both the arts and the sciences... I’ve done things I’ve never expected I could when I first stepped into the campus in August 2019.”

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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.