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List of 24 news stories.

  • Avery Yecies ’16 is a Shipley Lifer who appreciates aspects about each stage of her 14-year Shipley career. In Lower School, she fell in love with learning and learned that she thrived in group settings. In Middle School, she discovered her passion for field hockey. In Upper School, Avery learned the importance of community. Read more about Avery, what else she learned at Shipley, and how Shipley prepared her for the future.

    Meet Avery Yecies ’16

    Avery Yecies ’16 is a Shipley Lifer who appreciates aspects about each stage of her 14-year Shipley career. In Lower School, she fell in love with learning and learned that she thrived in group settings. In Middle School, she discovered her passion for field hockey. In Upper School, Avery learned the importance of community. Read more about Avery, what else she learned at Shipley, and how Shipley prepared her for the future.
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  • Three-sport athlete Emily Talluto ’16 never played lacrosse before coming to Shipley in ninth grade. Next year, she’ll play for Division I LaSalle, an achievement she credits to all of her Shipley coaches. Through sports, says Emily, “I learned how to hold my own, be strong, and be a leader.” Learn more about Emily and how Shipley help prepare her for the future.

    Meet Emily Talluto ’16

    Three-sport athlete Emily Talluto ’16 never played lacrosse before coming to Shipley in ninth grade. Next year, she’ll play for Division I LaSalle, an achievement she credits to all of her Shipley coaches. Through sports, says Emily, “I learned how to hold my own, be strong, and be a leader.” Learn more about Emily and how Shipley help prepare her for the future.
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  • Eric Yang ’16 says that Shipley was a life-changing experience for him as a Chinese student studying abroad. In addition to expanding his academic horizons, Eric learned how to effectively collaborate with others, lead a group, and organize a large scale event, he discovered new passions, and was given opportunities to explore his potential. Learn more about Eric and how Shipley helped prepare him for the future.

    Meet Eric Yang ’16

    Eric Yang ’16 says that Shipley was a life-changing experience for him as a Chinese student studying abroad. In addition to expanding his academic horizons, Eric learned how to effectively collaborate with others, lead a group, and organize a large scale event, he discovered new passions, and was given opportunities to explore his potential. Learn more about Eric and how Shipley helped prepare him for the future.
    Read More
  • Evan Spector ’16 appreciates Shipley’s supportive environment, in which he felt encouraged to take risks and venture outside of his comfort zone. He appreciates the strong relationships he formed with his teachers, who pushed him to get involved with and become a leader in student groups. Learn more about Evan and how Shipley helped prepare him for the future.

    Meet Evan Spector ’16

    Evan Spector ’16 appreciates Shipley’s supportive environment, in which he felt encouraged to take risks and venture outside of his comfort zone. He appreciates the strong relationships he formed with his teachers, who pushed him to get involved with and become a leader in student groups. Learn more about Evan and how Shipley helped prepare him for the future.
    Read More
  • As a Lifer who has attended Shipley since PreK, Jake Trachtenberg ’16 is grateful for the strong academic foundation that he received in Lower School. In addition to the academic preparation he received here, “Shipley has prepared me for college and life by nurturing my passions while also pushing me to do more inside and outside of the classroom.” Learn more about Jake and how Shipley has prepared him for the future.

    Meet Jake Trachtenberg ’16

    As a Lifer who has attended Shipley since PreK, Jake Trachtenberg ’16 is grateful for the strong academic foundation that he received in Lower School. In addition to the academic preparation he received here, “Shipley has prepared me for college and life by nurturing my passions while also pushing me to do more inside and outside of the classroom.” Learn more about Jake and how Shipley has prepared him for the future.
    Read More
  • Nick Wojtelwicz ’16 says that the most important lesson he learned while at Shipley was that success comes with failure. Nick worked hard as an honors student and varsity baseball player, acknowledging that his hard work has paid off and would not have been possible without the encouragement of his teachers. Learn more about Nick and how Shipley prepared him for the future.

    Meet Nick Wojtelwicz ’16

    Nick Wojtelwicz ’16 says that the most important lesson he learned while at Shipley was that success comes with failure. Nick worked hard as an honors student and varsity baseball player, acknowledging that his hard work has paid off and would not have been possible without the encouragement of his teachers. Learn more about Nick and how Shipley prepared him for the future.
    Read More
  • Owain Thorogood ’16 attributes his preparation for college and the real world to the well-rounded experience he had at Shipley, where he explored and excelled in athletics, music, and academics. After only two years at Shipley, he says that he experienced tremendous growth as an individual. Learn more about Owain and how Shipley helped prepare him for the future.

    Meet Owain Thorogood ’16

    Owain Thorogood ’16 attributes his preparation for college and the real world to the well-rounded experience he had at Shipley, where he explored and excelled in athletics, music, and academics. After only two years at Shipley, he says that he experienced tremendous growth as an individual. Learn more about Owain and how Shipley helped prepare him for the future.
    Read More
  • Shannon Smith ’16 found her passion in Shipley’s studio art classes, where her teachers and peers nurtured her talents, inspired her to learn about new mediums and techniques, and encouraged her to explore her creativity. In her role as Stage Manager for each of Shipley’s three theatre productions, Shannon took the greatest risks to learn important life lessons. Learn more about Shannon and how Shipley helped prepare her for the future.

    Meet Shannon Smith ’16

    Shannon Smith ’16 found her passion in Shipley’s studio art classes, where her teachers and peers nurtured her talents, inspired her to learn about new mediums and techniques, and encouraged her to explore her creativity. In her role as Stage Manager for each of Shipley’s three theatre productions, Shannon took the greatest risks to learn important life lessons. Learn more about Shannon and how Shipley helped prepare her for the future.
    Read More
  • Benjamin Kimmel ’16 was heavily involved in the performing arts during his 14 years as a Shipley student. He learned how to play several instruments, performed in vocal ensembles, and participated in the Upper School theatre program. In the classroom, Benjamin discovered his passion for the sciences, which he will continue to study as a student at Princeton. Learn more about Benjamin and how Shipley helped prepare him for the future.

    Meet Benjamin Kimmel ’16

    Benjamin Kimmel ’16 was heavily involved in the performing arts during his 14 years as a Shipley student. He learned how to play several instruments, performed in vocal ensembles, and participated in the Upper School theatre program. In the classroom, Benjamin discovered his passion for the sciences, which he will continue to study as a student at Princeton. Learn more about Benjamin and how Shipley helped prepare him for the future.
    Read More
  • Mabel Silva ’16 discovered her passion for neuroscience and psychology in her senior honors course Comparative Anatomy and Neuroscience. She appreciates the encouragement and support she received at Shipley to challenge herself academically, as well as the opportunity to discover the importance of her voice. Learn more about Mabel and how Shipley helped prepare her for the future.

    Meet Mabel Silva ’16

    Mabel Silva ’16 discovered her passion for neuroscience and psychology in her senior honors course Comparative Anatomy and Neuroscience. She appreciates the encouragement and support she received at Shipley to challenge herself academically, as well as the opportunity to discover the importance of her voice. Learn more about Mabel and how Shipley helped prepare her for the future.
    Read More
  • Arvelle Jones ’16 wasn’t always the best student, but after four years at Shipley, “I am a completely different person in the classroom,” he says. The most important thing he learned in high school was the value of hard work and the importance of being resilient and not giving up in moments of adversity. Learn more about Arvelle and how Shipley helped prepare him for the future.

    Arvelle Jones ’16

    Arvelle Jones ’16 wasn’t always the best student, but after four years at Shipley, “I am a completely different person in the classroom,” he says. The most important thing he learned in high school was the value of hard work and the importance of being resilient and not giving up in moments of adversity. Learn more about Arvelle and how Shipley helped prepare him for the future.
    Read More
  • Addison Leavy ’16 appreciates the fact that Shipley allowed her to have a balanced high school experience – giving her the opportunity to explore her academic and extracurricular interests freely. As the editor of the school newspaper, The Beacon, Addison learned how to be a leader, found her voice, and learned how to help others use their voices to inspire community dialog about important issues. Learn more about Addison and how Shipley helped prepare her for the future.

    Meet Addison Leavy ’16

    Addison Leavy ’16 appreciates the fact that Shipley allowed her to have a balanced high school experience – giving her the opportunity to explore her academic and extracurricular interests freely. As the editor of the school newspaper, The Beacon, Addison learned how to be a leader, found her voice, and learned how to help others use their voices to inspire community dialog about important issues. Learn more about Addison and how Shipley helped prepare her for the future.
    Read More
  • Ally Schoenberg ’16 is grateful for the encouragement she received from teachers, advisors, and her peers at Shipley. She also appreciates Shipley’s emphasis on risk-taking, which has allowed her to achieve success in unexpected areas. Learn more about Ally and how Shipley has prepared her for the future.

    Meet Ally Schoenberg ’16

    Ally Schoenberg ’16 is grateful for the encouragement she received from teachers, advisors, and her peers at Shipley. She also appreciates Shipley’s emphasis on risk-taking, which has allowed her to achieve success in unexpected areas. Learn more about Ally and how Shipley has prepared her for the future.
    Read More
  • Brittainy Lovett ’16 benefitted from Shipley’s focus on supporting each student’s unique academic interests, even if they fall outside of the standard sequence. She says that “Shipley… encouraged me to push myself and excel in ways I never thought possible.” She even discovered extracurricular interests that she never anticipated. Learn more about Brittainy and how Shipley prepared her for the future.

    Meet Brittainy Lovett ’16

    Brittainy Lovett ’16 benefitted from Shipley’s focus on supporting each student’s unique academic interests, even if they fall outside of the standard sequence. She says that “Shipley… encouraged me to push myself and excel in ways I never thought possible.” She even discovered extracurricular interests that she never anticipated. Learn more about Brittainy and how Shipley prepared her for the future.
    Read More
  • Harrison Rusk ’16 acknowledges the multi-faceted impact that his teachers had on him at Shipley. In particular, he appreciates the passion they brought to the classroom, which inspired him to think deeply, participate in class discussions, and gain new perspectives. Learn more about Harrison and how Shipley helped prepare him for the future.

    Meet Harrison Rusk ’16

    Harrison Rusk ’16 acknowledges the multi-faceted impact that his teachers had on him at Shipley. In particular, he appreciates the passion they brought to the classroom, which inspired him to think deeply, participate in class discussions, and gain new perspectives. Learn more about Harrison and how Shipley helped prepare him for the future.
    Read More
  • When Maya Overton ’16 came to Shipley as a freshman from her local public school, she never dreamed that she’d one day be Shipley’s All School President. As a STEM-oriented student, she never dreamed that she’d find interests in the humanities. In Shipley’s intimate community, she was challenged to venture outside of her comfort zone, where she felt supported by her teachers and peers and excelled. Read more about Maya and how Shipley has prepared her for the future.

    Meet Maya Overton ’16

    When Maya Overton ’16 came to Shipley as a freshman from her local public school, she never dreamed that she’d one day be Shipley’s All School President. As a STEM-oriented student, she never dreamed that she’d find interests in the humanities. In Shipley’s intimate community, she was challenged to venture outside of her comfort zone, where she felt supported by her teachers and peers and excelled. Read more about Maya and how Shipley has prepared her for the future.
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  • McKinley Lovett ’16 recognizes the fact that while Shipley has prepared her well for academic and professional success in the future, she has more importantly learned how to be a good person in her 11 years as a student here. “I have learned the importance of kindness, friendship, integrity, and giving back to the community,” says the future Harvard graduate. Learn more about McKinley and how Shipley has prepared her for the future.

    Meet McKinley Lovett ’16

    McKinley Lovett ’16 recognizes the fact that while Shipley has prepared her well for academic and professional success in the future, she has more importantly learned how to be a good person in her 11 years as a student here. “I have learned the importance of kindness, friendship, integrity, and giving back to the community,” says the future Harvard graduate. Learn more about McKinley and how Shipley has prepared her for the future.
    Read More
  • Nicholas Ragaglia ’16 feels well prepared for college and life, thanks to Shipley’s focus on academic freedom and support for individuality. “Growing up in the Shipley community, I have always been given room to do what I need to do to succeed. It is this philosophy that I think best prepared me for college,” he says. Learn more about Nicholas and how Shipley prepared him for the future.

    Meet Nicholas Ragaglia ’16

    Nicholas Ragaglia ’16 feels well prepared for college and life, thanks to Shipley’s focus on academic freedom and support for individuality. “Growing up in the Shipley community, I have always been given room to do what I need to do to succeed. It is this philosophy that I think best prepared me for college,” he says. Learn more about Nicholas and how Shipley prepared him for the future.
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  • Sophia Korfmann ’16 was pleasantly surprised by her fellow students’ motivation and excitement to learn when she first arrived at Shipley as a seventh grader. She found that the relationships she formed with her teachers and peers amplified her own learning. Sophia was particularly engaged by her interdisciplinary courses, which forced her to examine questions from multiple perspectives and gave her a greater understanding of different subjects. Learn more about Sophia and how Shipley helped pre

    Meet Sophia Korfmann ’16

    Sophia Korfmann ’16 was pleasantly surprised by her fellow students’ motivation and excitement to learn when she first arrived at Shipley as a seventh grader. She found that the relationships she formed with her teachers and peers amplified her own learning. Sophia was particularly engaged by her interdisciplinary courses, which forced her to examine questions from multiple perspectives and gave her a greater understanding of different subjects. Learn more about Sophia and how Shipley helped prepare her for the future.
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  • Elise Dadourian ’16 had always been cast as the “innocent ingénue” in Shipley’s musical productions, until she was given the role of the provocative, Mae-West-inspired character in Godspell. “I was unquestionably out of my comfort zone. In order to master the character, I had to work hard,” she admits. Her extensive research, practice, dedication to the process, and self-discipline allowed her to successfully depict the character. “I learned to push myself beyond my insecurities, which is a less

    Meet Elise Dadourian ’16

    Elise Dadourian ’16 had always been cast as the “innocent ingénue” in Shipley’s musical productions, until she was given the role of the provocative, Mae-West-inspired character in Godspell. “I was unquestionably out of my comfort zone. In order to master the character, I had to work hard,” she admits. Her extensive research, practice, dedication to the process, and self-discipline allowed her to successfully depict the character. “I learned to push myself beyond my insecurities, which is a lesson that I will apply to my non-theatrical pursuits in the future.” Read more about Elise and how Shipley has prepared her for the future.
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  • Lauren Grajewski ’16 transferred to Shipley in her sophomore year of high school. She chose Shipley because of its strong theatre program and theatre faculty, who were invested in her success. Next year, she will attend NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts for a BFA in Acting in the Stella Adler Studio. Learn more about Lauren Grajewski and how Shipley prepared her for the future.

    Meet Lauren Grajewski ’16

    Lauren Grajewski ’16 transferred to Shipley in her sophomore year of high school. She chose Shipley because of its strong theatre program and theatre faculty, who were invested in her success. Next year, she will attend NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts for a BFA in Acting in the Stella Adler Studio. Learn more about Lauren Grajewski and how Shipley prepared her for the future.
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  • Leo Duke ’16 credits Shipley with making him the person he is today. Leo’s teachers engaged his critical thinking skills, pushed him to do his very best work, and made him feel like they were partners in his education. He simultaneously felt like he was part of a supportive community while maintaining his individuality and was pushed to “run to the roar” of life. Learn more about Leo and how Shipley has prepared him for life.

    Meet Leo Duke ’16

    Leo Duke ’16 credits Shipley with making him the person he is today. Leo’s teachers engaged his critical thinking skills, pushed him to do his very best work, and made him feel like they were partners in his education. He simultaneously felt like he was part of a supportive community while maintaining his individuality and was pushed to “run to the roar” of life. Learn more about Leo and how Shipley has prepared him for life.
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  • Mallory Avnet ’16 was shy and insecure when she first entered Shipley in eighth grade, but her experience in the Middle School musical changed all of that. “I reached higher, dared bigger, and smiled wider with each and every practice. Not only did I make friends for a lifetime, but I also finally became the girl I so longed to be,” she says. Learn more about Mallory, how she gained confidence, and how Shipley has prepared her for a very bright future.

    Meet Mallory Avnet ’16

    Mallory Avnet ’16 was shy and insecure when she first entered Shipley in eighth grade, but her experience in the Middle School musical changed all of that. “I reached higher, dared bigger, and smiled wider with each and every practice. Not only did I make friends for a lifetime, but I also finally became the girl I so longed to be,” she says. Learn more about Mallory, how she gained confidence, and how Shipley has prepared her for a very bright future.
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  • Vincent Fumo ’16 says that the most important part of his growth as a person at Shipley was rooted in the diversity of activities and clubs that were available to him. “These experiences have helped me learn who I am and what I love to do,” he says. In addition to a rich array of extracurricular options, Vincent appreciates the academic depth and breadth of his Shipley experience, and that he was able to tailor it to his specific interests. Learn more about Vincent and how Shipley prepared him f

    Meet Vincent Fumo ’16

    Vincent Fumo ’16 says that the most important part of his growth as a person at Shipley was rooted in the diversity of activities and clubs that were available to him. “These experiences have helped me learn who I am and what I love to do,” he says. In addition to a rich array of extracurricular options, Vincent appreciates the academic depth and breadth of his Shipley experience, and that he was able to tailor it to his specific interests. Learn more about Vincent and how Shipley prepared him for the future.
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List of 24 news stories.

  • Avery Yecies ’16 is a Shipley Lifer who appreciates aspects about each stage of her 14-year Shipley career. In Lower School, she fell in love with learning and learned that she thrived in group settings. In Middle School, she discovered her passion for field hockey. In Upper School, Avery learned the importance of community. Read more about Avery, what else she learned at Shipley, and how Shipley prepared her for the future.

    Meet Avery Yecies ’16

    Avery Yecies ’16 is a Shipley Lifer who appreciates aspects about each stage of her 14-year Shipley career. In Lower School, she fell in love with learning and learned that she thrived in group settings. In Middle School, she discovered her passion for field hockey. In Upper School, Avery learned the importance of community. Read more about Avery, what else she learned at Shipley, and how Shipley prepared her for the future.
    Read More
  • Three-sport athlete Emily Talluto ’16 never played lacrosse before coming to Shipley in ninth grade. Next year, she’ll play for Division I LaSalle, an achievement she credits to all of her Shipley coaches. Through sports, says Emily, “I learned how to hold my own, be strong, and be a leader.” Learn more about Emily and how Shipley help prepare her for the future.

    Meet Emily Talluto ’16

    Three-sport athlete Emily Talluto ’16 never played lacrosse before coming to Shipley in ninth grade. Next year, she’ll play for Division I LaSalle, an achievement she credits to all of her Shipley coaches. Through sports, says Emily, “I learned how to hold my own, be strong, and be a leader.” Learn more about Emily and how Shipley help prepare her for the future.
    Read More
  • Eric Yang ’16 says that Shipley was a life-changing experience for him as a Chinese student studying abroad. In addition to expanding his academic horizons, Eric learned how to effectively collaborate with others, lead a group, and organize a large scale event, he discovered new passions, and was given opportunities to explore his potential. Learn more about Eric and how Shipley helped prepare him for the future.

    Meet Eric Yang ’16

    Eric Yang ’16 says that Shipley was a life-changing experience for him as a Chinese student studying abroad. In addition to expanding his academic horizons, Eric learned how to effectively collaborate with others, lead a group, and organize a large scale event, he discovered new passions, and was given opportunities to explore his potential. Learn more about Eric and how Shipley helped prepare him for the future.
    Read More
  • Evan Spector ’16 appreciates Shipley’s supportive environment, in which he felt encouraged to take risks and venture outside of his comfort zone. He appreciates the strong relationships he formed with his teachers, who pushed him to get involved with and become a leader in student groups. Learn more about Evan and how Shipley helped prepare him for the future.

    Meet Evan Spector ’16

    Evan Spector ’16 appreciates Shipley’s supportive environment, in which he felt encouraged to take risks and venture outside of his comfort zone. He appreciates the strong relationships he formed with his teachers, who pushed him to get involved with and become a leader in student groups. Learn more about Evan and how Shipley helped prepare him for the future.
    Read More
  • As a Lifer who has attended Shipley since PreK, Jake Trachtenberg ’16 is grateful for the strong academic foundation that he received in Lower School. In addition to the academic preparation he received here, “Shipley has prepared me for college and life by nurturing my passions while also pushing me to do more inside and outside of the classroom.” Learn more about Jake and how Shipley has prepared him for the future.

    Meet Jake Trachtenberg ’16

    As a Lifer who has attended Shipley since PreK, Jake Trachtenberg ’16 is grateful for the strong academic foundation that he received in Lower School. In addition to the academic preparation he received here, “Shipley has prepared me for college and life by nurturing my passions while also pushing me to do more inside and outside of the classroom.” Learn more about Jake and how Shipley has prepared him for the future.
    Read More
  • Nick Wojtelwicz ’16 says that the most important lesson he learned while at Shipley was that success comes with failure. Nick worked hard as an honors student and varsity baseball player, acknowledging that his hard work has paid off and would not have been possible without the encouragement of his teachers. Learn more about Nick and how Shipley prepared him for the future.

    Meet Nick Wojtelwicz ’16

    Nick Wojtelwicz ’16 says that the most important lesson he learned while at Shipley was that success comes with failure. Nick worked hard as an honors student and varsity baseball player, acknowledging that his hard work has paid off and would not have been possible without the encouragement of his teachers. Learn more about Nick and how Shipley prepared him for the future.
    Read More
  • Owain Thorogood ’16 attributes his preparation for college and the real world to the well-rounded experience he had at Shipley, where he explored and excelled in athletics, music, and academics. After only two years at Shipley, he says that he experienced tremendous growth as an individual. Learn more about Owain and how Shipley helped prepare him for the future.

    Meet Owain Thorogood ’16

    Owain Thorogood ’16 attributes his preparation for college and the real world to the well-rounded experience he had at Shipley, where he explored and excelled in athletics, music, and academics. After only two years at Shipley, he says that he experienced tremendous growth as an individual. Learn more about Owain and how Shipley helped prepare him for the future.
    Read More
  • Shannon Smith ’16 found her passion in Shipley’s studio art classes, where her teachers and peers nurtured her talents, inspired her to learn about new mediums and techniques, and encouraged her to explore her creativity. In her role as Stage Manager for each of Shipley’s three theatre productions, Shannon took the greatest risks to learn important life lessons. Learn more about Shannon and how Shipley helped prepare her for the future.

    Meet Shannon Smith ’16

    Shannon Smith ’16 found her passion in Shipley’s studio art classes, where her teachers and peers nurtured her talents, inspired her to learn about new mediums and techniques, and encouraged her to explore her creativity. In her role as Stage Manager for each of Shipley’s three theatre productions, Shannon took the greatest risks to learn important life lessons. Learn more about Shannon and how Shipley helped prepare her for the future.
    Read More
  • Benjamin Kimmel ’16 was heavily involved in the performing arts during his 14 years as a Shipley student. He learned how to play several instruments, performed in vocal ensembles, and participated in the Upper School theatre program. In the classroom, Benjamin discovered his passion for the sciences, which he will continue to study as a student at Princeton. Learn more about Benjamin and how Shipley helped prepare him for the future.

    Meet Benjamin Kimmel ’16

    Benjamin Kimmel ’16 was heavily involved in the performing arts during his 14 years as a Shipley student. He learned how to play several instruments, performed in vocal ensembles, and participated in the Upper School theatre program. In the classroom, Benjamin discovered his passion for the sciences, which he will continue to study as a student at Princeton. Learn more about Benjamin and how Shipley helped prepare him for the future.
    Read More
  • Mabel Silva ’16 discovered her passion for neuroscience and psychology in her senior honors course Comparative Anatomy and Neuroscience. She appreciates the encouragement and support she received at Shipley to challenge herself academically, as well as the opportunity to discover the importance of her voice. Learn more about Mabel and how Shipley helped prepare her for the future.

    Meet Mabel Silva ’16

    Mabel Silva ’16 discovered her passion for neuroscience and psychology in her senior honors course Comparative Anatomy and Neuroscience. She appreciates the encouragement and support she received at Shipley to challenge herself academically, as well as the opportunity to discover the importance of her voice. Learn more about Mabel and how Shipley helped prepare her for the future.
    Read More
  • Arvelle Jones ’16 wasn’t always the best student, but after four years at Shipley, “I am a completely different person in the classroom,” he says. The most important thing he learned in high school was the value of hard work and the importance of being resilient and not giving up in moments of adversity. Learn more about Arvelle and how Shipley helped prepare him for the future.

    Arvelle Jones ’16

    Arvelle Jones ’16 wasn’t always the best student, but after four years at Shipley, “I am a completely different person in the classroom,” he says. The most important thing he learned in high school was the value of hard work and the importance of being resilient and not giving up in moments of adversity. Learn more about Arvelle and how Shipley helped prepare him for the future.
    Read More
  • Addison Leavy ’16 appreciates the fact that Shipley allowed her to have a balanced high school experience – giving her the opportunity to explore her academic and extracurricular interests freely. As the editor of the school newspaper, The Beacon, Addison learned how to be a leader, found her voice, and learned how to help others use their voices to inspire community dialog about important issues. Learn more about Addison and how Shipley helped prepare her for the future.

    Meet Addison Leavy ’16

    Addison Leavy ’16 appreciates the fact that Shipley allowed her to have a balanced high school experience – giving her the opportunity to explore her academic and extracurricular interests freely. As the editor of the school newspaper, The Beacon, Addison learned how to be a leader, found her voice, and learned how to help others use their voices to inspire community dialog about important issues. Learn more about Addison and how Shipley helped prepare her for the future.
    Read More
  • Ally Schoenberg ’16 is grateful for the encouragement she received from teachers, advisors, and her peers at Shipley. She also appreciates Shipley’s emphasis on risk-taking, which has allowed her to achieve success in unexpected areas. Learn more about Ally and how Shipley has prepared her for the future.

    Meet Ally Schoenberg ’16

    Ally Schoenberg ’16 is grateful for the encouragement she received from teachers, advisors, and her peers at Shipley. She also appreciates Shipley’s emphasis on risk-taking, which has allowed her to achieve success in unexpected areas. Learn more about Ally and how Shipley has prepared her for the future.
    Read More
  • Brittainy Lovett ’16 benefitted from Shipley’s focus on supporting each student’s unique academic interests, even if they fall outside of the standard sequence. She says that “Shipley… encouraged me to push myself and excel in ways I never thought possible.” She even discovered extracurricular interests that she never anticipated. Learn more about Brittainy and how Shipley prepared her for the future.

    Meet Brittainy Lovett ’16

    Brittainy Lovett ’16 benefitted from Shipley’s focus on supporting each student’s unique academic interests, even if they fall outside of the standard sequence. She says that “Shipley… encouraged me to push myself and excel in ways I never thought possible.” She even discovered extracurricular interests that she never anticipated. Learn more about Brittainy and how Shipley prepared her for the future.
    Read More
  • Harrison Rusk ’16 acknowledges the multi-faceted impact that his teachers had on him at Shipley. In particular, he appreciates the passion they brought to the classroom, which inspired him to think deeply, participate in class discussions, and gain new perspectives. Learn more about Harrison and how Shipley helped prepare him for the future.

    Meet Harrison Rusk ’16

    Harrison Rusk ’16 acknowledges the multi-faceted impact that his teachers had on him at Shipley. In particular, he appreciates the passion they brought to the classroom, which inspired him to think deeply, participate in class discussions, and gain new perspectives. Learn more about Harrison and how Shipley helped prepare him for the future.
    Read More
  • When Maya Overton ’16 came to Shipley as a freshman from her local public school, she never dreamed that she’d one day be Shipley’s All School President. As a STEM-oriented student, she never dreamed that she’d find interests in the humanities. In Shipley’s intimate community, she was challenged to venture outside of her comfort zone, where she felt supported by her teachers and peers and excelled. Read more about Maya and how Shipley has prepared her for the future.

    Meet Maya Overton ’16

    When Maya Overton ’16 came to Shipley as a freshman from her local public school, she never dreamed that she’d one day be Shipley’s All School President. As a STEM-oriented student, she never dreamed that she’d find interests in the humanities. In Shipley’s intimate community, she was challenged to venture outside of her comfort zone, where she felt supported by her teachers and peers and excelled. Read more about Maya and how Shipley has prepared her for the future.
    Read More
  • McKinley Lovett ’16 recognizes the fact that while Shipley has prepared her well for academic and professional success in the future, she has more importantly learned how to be a good person in her 11 years as a student here. “I have learned the importance of kindness, friendship, integrity, and giving back to the community,” says the future Harvard graduate. Learn more about McKinley and how Shipley has prepared her for the future.

    Meet McKinley Lovett ’16

    McKinley Lovett ’16 recognizes the fact that while Shipley has prepared her well for academic and professional success in the future, she has more importantly learned how to be a good person in her 11 years as a student here. “I have learned the importance of kindness, friendship, integrity, and giving back to the community,” says the future Harvard graduate. Learn more about McKinley and how Shipley has prepared her for the future.
    Read More
  • Nicholas Ragaglia ’16 feels well prepared for college and life, thanks to Shipley’s focus on academic freedom and support for individuality. “Growing up in the Shipley community, I have always been given room to do what I need to do to succeed. It is this philosophy that I think best prepared me for college,” he says. Learn more about Nicholas and how Shipley prepared him for the future.

    Meet Nicholas Ragaglia ’16

    Nicholas Ragaglia ’16 feels well prepared for college and life, thanks to Shipley’s focus on academic freedom and support for individuality. “Growing up in the Shipley community, I have always been given room to do what I need to do to succeed. It is this philosophy that I think best prepared me for college,” he says. Learn more about Nicholas and how Shipley prepared him for the future.
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  • Sophia Korfmann ’16 was pleasantly surprised by her fellow students’ motivation and excitement to learn when she first arrived at Shipley as a seventh grader. She found that the relationships she formed with her teachers and peers amplified her own learning. Sophia was particularly engaged by her interdisciplinary courses, which forced her to examine questions from multiple perspectives and gave her a greater understanding of different subjects. Learn more about Sophia and how Shipley helped pre

    Meet Sophia Korfmann ’16

    Sophia Korfmann ’16 was pleasantly surprised by her fellow students’ motivation and excitement to learn when she first arrived at Shipley as a seventh grader. She found that the relationships she formed with her teachers and peers amplified her own learning. Sophia was particularly engaged by her interdisciplinary courses, which forced her to examine questions from multiple perspectives and gave her a greater understanding of different subjects. Learn more about Sophia and how Shipley helped prepare her for the future.
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  • Elise Dadourian ’16 had always been cast as the “innocent ingénue” in Shipley’s musical productions, until she was given the role of the provocative, Mae-West-inspired character in Godspell. “I was unquestionably out of my comfort zone. In order to master the character, I had to work hard,” she admits. Her extensive research, practice, dedication to the process, and self-discipline allowed her to successfully depict the character. “I learned to push myself beyond my insecurities, which is a less

    Meet Elise Dadourian ’16

    Elise Dadourian ’16 had always been cast as the “innocent ingénue” in Shipley’s musical productions, until she was given the role of the provocative, Mae-West-inspired character in Godspell. “I was unquestionably out of my comfort zone. In order to master the character, I had to work hard,” she admits. Her extensive research, practice, dedication to the process, and self-discipline allowed her to successfully depict the character. “I learned to push myself beyond my insecurities, which is a lesson that I will apply to my non-theatrical pursuits in the future.” Read more about Elise and how Shipley has prepared her for the future.
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  • Lauren Grajewski ’16 transferred to Shipley in her sophomore year of high school. She chose Shipley because of its strong theatre program and theatre faculty, who were invested in her success. Next year, she will attend NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts for a BFA in Acting in the Stella Adler Studio. Learn more about Lauren Grajewski and how Shipley prepared her for the future.

    Meet Lauren Grajewski ’16

    Lauren Grajewski ’16 transferred to Shipley in her sophomore year of high school. She chose Shipley because of its strong theatre program and theatre faculty, who were invested in her success. Next year, she will attend NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts for a BFA in Acting in the Stella Adler Studio. Learn more about Lauren Grajewski and how Shipley prepared her for the future.
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  • Leo Duke ’16 credits Shipley with making him the person he is today. Leo’s teachers engaged his critical thinking skills, pushed him to do his very best work, and made him feel like they were partners in his education. He simultaneously felt like he was part of a supportive community while maintaining his individuality and was pushed to “run to the roar” of life. Learn more about Leo and how Shipley has prepared him for life.

    Meet Leo Duke ’16

    Leo Duke ’16 credits Shipley with making him the person he is today. Leo’s teachers engaged his critical thinking skills, pushed him to do his very best work, and made him feel like they were partners in his education. He simultaneously felt like he was part of a supportive community while maintaining his individuality and was pushed to “run to the roar” of life. Learn more about Leo and how Shipley has prepared him for life.
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  • Mallory Avnet ’16 was shy and insecure when she first entered Shipley in eighth grade, but her experience in the Middle School musical changed all of that. “I reached higher, dared bigger, and smiled wider with each and every practice. Not only did I make friends for a lifetime, but I also finally became the girl I so longed to be,” she says. Learn more about Mallory, how she gained confidence, and how Shipley has prepared her for a very bright future.

    Meet Mallory Avnet ’16

    Mallory Avnet ’16 was shy and insecure when she first entered Shipley in eighth grade, but her experience in the Middle School musical changed all of that. “I reached higher, dared bigger, and smiled wider with each and every practice. Not only did I make friends for a lifetime, but I also finally became the girl I so longed to be,” she says. Learn more about Mallory, how she gained confidence, and how Shipley has prepared her for a very bright future.
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  • Vincent Fumo ’16 says that the most important part of his growth as a person at Shipley was rooted in the diversity of activities and clubs that were available to him. “These experiences have helped me learn who I am and what I love to do,” he says. In addition to a rich array of extracurricular options, Vincent appreciates the academic depth and breadth of his Shipley experience, and that he was able to tailor it to his specific interests. Learn more about Vincent and how Shipley prepared him f

    Meet Vincent Fumo ’16

    Vincent Fumo ’16 says that the most important part of his growth as a person at Shipley was rooted in the diversity of activities and clubs that were available to him. “These experiences have helped me learn who I am and what I love to do,” he says. In addition to a rich array of extracurricular options, Vincent appreciates the academic depth and breadth of his Shipley experience, and that he was able to tailor it to his specific interests. Learn more about Vincent and how Shipley prepared him for the future.
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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.