Shipley’s strong athletics program begins with an innovative and foundation-building Physical Education program in preschool. Students build on those foundational skills and get their first taste of interscholastic competition starting in sixth grade. In our Upper School, there are opportunities for each and every student to participate in our championship-caliber varsity and noncompetitive programs, where good sportsmanship is just as important as winning.
Our students don’t have to choose between academic success and sports achievement. They can be good students and good athletes.
We want our athletes to be strong competitors, but we also want them to be good people. As a member of the Friends Schools League, we believe that character education is an important part of playing sports.
adults will know your elementary school (or LS depending) child as a learner and a person each year. Learn more about Lower School.
of Shipley graduates attend college within a year of graduating. Learn more about Shipley’s College Counseling Program.
of Lower School students have hands-on exposure to string, woodwind, and brass instruments. Learn more about Music at Shipley.
of Lower School students have hands-on exposure to string, woodwind, and brass instruments. Learn more about Shipley’s LS music program
of Lower School students build a foundation for future success through our challenging curriculum. Learn more about Lower School curriculum
of Lower School students learn how to resolve conflicts, negotiate, present their point of view, and serve the community in our internationally recognized character education program. Learn more about Character Education.
of students benefit academically AND socially from developing emotional literacy skills. Learn more.
There are 14 students in each Lower School class on average. Learn more about Lower School
of Shipley seniors received National Merit recognition in the past 10 years. Learn more about Shipley’s College Counseling Program
real-world capstone service learning projects completed by Shipley students each year. Think Care Act in 5th grade, a Leadership Project in 8th grade, and the Senior Service Project in 12th grade.
of Middle and Upper School students participate in theater. Learn more about Theater Arts at Shipley
is the average age of Shipley students doing their first research project in the Kindergarten Knights and Castles unit. Learn more about this project
key content elements of the SEED curriculum Pre-K through 12th grade: Self-Awareness, Social Awareness, Self-Management and Organization, Responsible Decision Making, and Relationship Management. Learn more about SEED.
colleges have recruited Shipley athletes in Divisions I, II, and III.
of Upper School students compete at the varsity level. Learn more about Varsity Programs at Shipley
of Upper School students play an interscholastic sport. Learn more about Athletics at Shipley
Salinger honored his wife’s alma mater with a mention in his classic novel, The Catcher in the Rye. Learn more about Shipley Alumni
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.