Upper School classes end each day at 3:10. Upper School Athletics take place after school. A wide variety of athletic options are offered at the varsity and non-varsity level each of the three seasons. Students are strongly encouraged to participate in a team sport each year.
The Student Activities/Music/Theater Program complements Shipley’s overall program and runs at separate times from athletics and academics to reduce conflicts. For the 2016-2017 school year we have over 30 options ranging from the School Newspaper to the International Clubs. The program gives students the opportunity to be involved in a wide variety of constructive and organized activities outside the classroom.
Our theater and music departments also offer a wide array of options for our students. Music groups include handbells, jazz, and string ensembles, chamber music groups for winds and brass, Glee Club, and our select vocal ensemble, the Shipley Singers. Our theater offerings regularly include musicals, Shakespearean comedy and drama, and contemporary plays.
Activities and Ensembles will take place during second period on H, I, P, L, and Y days. Major activities will take place on H days; minor activities and smaller clubs will be spread out on I, P, L, and Y days. Every student must be in at least one activity.