COURAGE FOR THE DEED;
GRACE FOR THE DOING

News

2018

  • May

    Upper School Students Recognized at Closing Awards Ceremony

    On Thursday, May 24 the Upper School held their annual Closing Awards Ceremony. During this ceremony, Shipley recognized the outgoing and incoming student leadership officers and presented students with academic, athletic, and leadership awards.
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  • Letter from Steve Piltch - May 2018

    The end of the school year is rapidly approaching, and Steve is both nostalgic about the past year and looking forward to what the Class of 2018 will accomplish.
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  • Shipley Crew Team Takes Gold at National Championship Regatta

    Shipley's Girls' Varsity Lightweight Quad won gold at the Scholastic Rowing Association of America National Championship Regatta at Cooper River in Camden, NJ.
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  • Students Recognized with Middle School Academic Awards

    The annual Middle School Academic Awards Ceremony recognized eight students for their achievements throughout the school year.
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  • 2018 Friends’ Schools League Champions

    Baseball Wins Fourth Consecutive FSL Championship

    On Wednesday, May 16, Shipley’s baseball team beat Friends’ Central by a score of 15-5 to win their fourth straight Friends’ Schools League championship.
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  • Shipley Sixth Grader Selected to Sing with OAKE National Youth Choir

    Shipley Sixth-grader Annabella Asimos was selected to sing in the OAKE (Organization of American Kodaly Educators) National Youth Choir for the second year in a row. 
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  • What is a Maker Faire?

    Dan del Duca
    On April 21, several Shipley Lower School students participated in the first annual School Maker Faire, hosted by The Agnes Irwin School and The Baldwin School. Lower School science teacher Dan del Duca shares his reflections on the day and excitement for next year's School Maker Faire.
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  • Upper School Spectrum Members and Faculty Advisors

    Upper School Spectrum Members Featured on Philly.com

    Shipley Spectrum members Lydia Chambers '17 and Maia Virgil '17 were recently featured in the Philly.com article "Day of Silence: What It Means for These Philly-Area Students."
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  • April

    Letter from Steve Piltch - April 2018

    Over Shipley's spring break, Steve and his wife traveled to China to visit Shipley families and schools in Beijing, Shanghai, and Hong Kong. While his trip was one he will never forget, the most important lesson he learned was to remain open to and receptive of those who come from a different background, have different views, or simply look different.
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  • Saakshi Navile ’19 Selected for PMEA State Orchestra

    After a rigorous audition process, Shipley violinist Saakshi Navile ’19 was selected to play in the PMEA State Orchestra Festival for the second year in a row.
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  • Shipley Featured in MetroKids Concussion Article

    Shipley's Athletic Director, Mark Duncan, was recently featured in the MetroKids article "How Can You Tell if Your Child Has a Concussion?"
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  • March

    Letter from Steve Piltch - March 2018

    Steve reflects on Shipley's March All-School Assembly, which highlighted moments of Shipley pride. "My hat is off to each and every student mentioned above and to all of our students who are seeking and finding excellence on an individual or collective basis."
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  • Hairspray at a Glance

    Shipley Upper School Performers Sell Out "Hairspray"

    Shipley's Upper School Musical, Hairspray, sold out five performances from March 1-3. See more photos from the show.
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  • February

    Letter from Steve Piltch - February 2018

    After noticing a family out to dinner together engaging with their phones instead of each other, Steve reflected on the increased use of technology in our everyday lives and the effects it has on us as people.  "Many of us—and I very much include myself—rely on our phones (and other technology) way too often."
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  • January

    Letter from Steve Piltch - January 2018

    January's All-School Assembly celebrated and honored Black History Month with a focus on courage. Steve recounts the special moments of the assembly and the powerful speeches given by Upper School students, "I was amazed by virtually everything that happened."
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  • Academic Spotlight: English 12 Seminar

    Melissa Tassoni
    By the time Shipley students reach senior year, students are offered choice in which semester-long English electives they’d like to enroll. This offering of choice is meant to inspire learning based on students’ interests and the courses are designed to give students a college-like learning experience, and many of the courses interdisciplinary in nature. Learn more about the English Senior Seminar.
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  • Elizabeth Ralph ’06: Living a Life of Insatiable Curiosity

    Leigh Green
    When Elizabeth Ralph ’06, was invited to join Politico Magazine in 2013, the Yale graduate leapt at the chance. As Deputy Editor, she oversees web publishing, monitors the article pipeline, and does “a ton of editing and assigning.” Shipley nurtured her drive towards discovery. “Shipley encouraged challenging conventional wisdom. My teachers were always willing to let me explore.”
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  • Head of School Dr. Steve Piltch Announces Retirement

    Shipley's Head of School, Dr. Steve Piltch, has announced his retirement at the conclusion of the 2018-2019 academic year. Read letters from Steve and Brooksley Wylie, Chair of Shipley's Board of Trustees.
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  • June Baldwin ’68: Using the Medium For Meaningful Messages

    Leigh Green
    June Baldwin ’68 has enjoyed aremarkable career in broadcast television. She’s held a driving, steadfast focus on social impact. “Television’s a powerful medium for transforming consciousness, for giving a voice to those who don’t have one,” she says. And Shipley’s motto, Courage for the Deed; Grace for the Doing has been at the heart of her work.
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  • Meeting of the Minds: Vision 2026, Shipley’s Strategic Plan

    Melissa Tassoni
    Shipley’s Strategic Plan provides a strong vision to help guide the School into the next decade and beyond. Deeply rooted in Shipley’s mission and traditional ideals, the plan provides a framework for its continued commitment to excellence in education. How does Shipley’s Strategic Plan maintain the essential character of the School while boldly moving it forward? Members of Shipley’s Board of Trustees share their thoughts.
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  • The Vale Family Shipley Story: Prepared to Succeed

    Kathy Smith
    Elizabeth Vale ’72, Managing Director at Morgan Stanley and significant member of the Obama White House, credits Shipley with teaching her everything she needed to know. She valued her Shipley education so much, she sent her daughter Ann ’03 to Shipley, where she, too, received an education that prepared her for a successful future.
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  • Why I Give: The Chapin Family

    Leigh Green
    I’m an introvert, and he’s an extrovert,” says Emily Chapin Vollkommer ’05, of herself and her brother Colin Chapin ’08. At Shipley, they both thrived. “We could be our own people,” Colin says. Read more about the Chapins and why they give back to Shipley.
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  • Why I Teach: Adam Goren, Upper School Science

    Kathy Smith
    For Adam Goren, Upper School Physics and Chemistry teacher, teaching is an important and delicate business. “It’s a process,” he says. “of challenging the kids appropriately so they’re prepared to find the magic along the way.”
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  • Shipley and CHOP Partnership Featured in The Philadelphia Inquirer

    Shipley's partnership with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia doctors and scientists to discover an objective way to diagnose concussions and prevent long-term effects was recently featured in The Philadelphia Inquirer article, "Concussions in teen athletes: Making sure the brain is OK before getting cleared to play."
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