Lower School Curriculum Overview

Designed to support the development of foundational skills while nurturing a love of learning, Shipley’s Lower School curriculum is academically rigorous, intellectually challenging and engaging yet flexible to address the individual needs of children. Strengthened through the resources and experience of a pre-K through 12th grade school, the curriculum emphasizes deeply rooted learning, harnessing children’s natural curiosity and creativity, cultivating risk-taking and fostering confidence. At Shipley, the Lower School curriculum is purposely forward looking, as we integrate new educational research, continually examine what we define as best practice, and actively participate in the world beyond the school.

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We know that students do better in a school that is a real community, a school in which they can forge strong relationships with adults. We also know that students do better when their parents, alumni, and other friends are involved in their school.”

~ Steve Piltch, Head of School

Meet the Team

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Summer Reading

  • 2018 Summer Reading List - Lower School
    Included is information on the required reading for students entering Grades 4 and 5, and a list of recommended books for children entering Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 4.
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.