We recognize that an independent school education is both a powerful investment in your child’s future as well as a considerable financial commitment. The Shipley School remains committed to making a Shipley education accessible to students from a range of socio-economic backgrounds. Over $7 million dollars was awarded to approximately 34 percent of Shipley's students for the 2018-2019 school year. This financial support comes from Shipley’s endowment, gifts to the school and tuition. All awards are based on demonstrated need and are revised on an annual basis. Families of students applying to any grade are welcome to apply for tuition assistance.

Tuition 2018-2019

Pre-K $22,800
Kindergarten $26,200
Grades 1 & 2 $29,500
Grades 3, 4, & 5 $31,700
Grades 6, 7, & 8 $35,100
Grades 9, 10, 11, & 12    $38,500

Tuition Assistance Dates

From the Blog

What Private School Education Has to Offer Your Child - The Shipley School

In this week's post, Amy Clemons, Shipley's Director of Enrollment Management, revisits the concept of what private school education offers students. In my role, I get many questions from prospective parents, but the one I enjoy the most is this: "What is the value of a Shipley education vs.


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Costs Beyond Tuition

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  • Additional Fees

    There are additional fees for uniforms (Lower and Middle Schools), books, class trips, supplies, and meal plans.
  • Lunch Fees

    Lower School $725 (Optional full-year lunch card)
    Middle School $825 (Required)
    Upper School $910 (Required)
  • Books

    Lower School: summer reading - costs vary

    Middle School: summer reading - costs vary

    Upper School: summer reading - costs vary
                         academics - costs vary; used books are available; $200-$400
  • Uniforms

    There are multiple purchasing options for Lower and Middle School Uniforms. The Middle School kilt costs $37.50 new, and the Lower School tunic costs $38.50, but these can also be purchased for much less at our used-uniform sales.
  • Afterschool Programs

    In the Upper School, students are involved in sports, the arts, and other organized activities. In the Lower and Middle Schools, students are able to participate in Encore Clubs and Later Gator. Learn more about Afterschool Programs.
  • Transportation

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.