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

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

Costs Beyond Tuition

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  • Lunch Fees

    Lower School $715 (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

Financial Aid

We are committed to making a Shipley education accessible to students from a range of socio-economic backgrounds. Over $6.4 million is awarded to approximately 33 percent of Shipley's students annually. All awards are based on demonstrated need, and are revised on an annual basis. 

Returning families applying for Financial Aid –
Application Deadline is December 8, 2017
New families applying for Financial Aid –
Application Deadline: January 5, 2018

Centennial Scholarship Program

The Centennial Scholarship is open to all students applying to grade nine whose families qualify for need-based financial aid. Winners receive a $2,000 annual stipend as well as an annual financial aid award for tuition to meet up to 100% of demonstrated need as reported by School and Student Services.
The Centennial Scholarship program is made possible through the generosity of a group of Shipley families who wish to encourage motivated, well-rounded and intellectually talented students to attend the school. 

How to Apply
To be considered for the Centennial Scholarship, please follow this timeline carefully.
By January 3, 2018:
  • Complete the Centennial Scholarship Application
  • Complete all parts of the admissions process: Application for Admission, Personal Interests Form, parent meeting, student classroom visit, standardized testing, teacher recommendation and school transcript(s)
  • Complete the Financial Aid application process (Parents’ Financial Statement and supporting documentation)
By January 8, 2018, Shipley will name a pool of finalists who will be invited to participate in the Centennial Scholarship interview event held in January 2018.
Selection Criteria
The Centennial Scholarship selection committee will consider the scholarship essay and interview, as well as the student’s admissions testing, transcript(s), and teacher recommendations. Winners will be notified on January 22, 2018.

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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  • Sylvia Spector 

    Director of Admissions and Financial Aid
    Ext. 4117
    Rhode Island School of Design - BA

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814 Yarrow Street
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
T: 610-525-4300 F: 610-525-5082
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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.