Alumni Weekend & Reunions


Alumni Weekend is May 3 - 5, 2019!

See What's Happening!

Alumni Weekend is May 3 - 5, 2019 and numerous events take place over the course of both days. All events are complimentary and take place on Shipley's Upper Campus. Alumni and their guests should park in Shipley's Montgomery Avenue parking lot (829 Montgomery Avenue, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010.) Note: Throughout Alumni Weekend, visit The Shipley School Store to stock up on Shipley swag. Say "Alumni Weekend" to receive a 20% discount off of one item!

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  • Friday, May 3

    Alumni Weekend begins Friday morning May 3 and features a full day of events.
    9:00 am  Registration Opens | Shipley Commons

    9:00-10:00 am Welcome Coffee | Grey Box, Shipley Commons

    10:00 am Alumni Awards Assembly | Yarnall Gymnasium

    11:00 am Tour of Upper Campus | Tour will embark from the Shipley Commons

    Classroom Observations | Upper Campus

    12:15-1:30 pm Alumni Luncheon with Student Ambassadors | Grey Box, Shipley Commons

    1:30 pm Classroom Observations | Upper Campus

    Tour of Lower School | Tour will embark from the Shipley Commons

    50th Reunion Informal Discussion Group | Common Room, Main Building

    1:30 pm Watercolor Class Taught by Chris Wagner | Chris Wagner Arts Center
    Join Honorary Alumna and Former Colleague, Chris Wagner, as she shares her passion with us. THIS EVENT IS FULL. Please stop by Chris' Art Exhibition in the East Gallery at 4 pm!

    2:30 pm Diversity and Inclusion Advocates Discussion Group | Grey Box, Shipley Commons. Hosted by the Diversity & Inclusion Committee of the Alumni Council

    4:00 - 6:00 pm Chris Wagner Art Exhibition Reception | East Gallery, Chris Wagner Arts Center

    4:00 pm Sporting Events | Shipley’s Upper Campus
    Boys’ Varsity Tennis v. Abington Friends
    Girls’ Varsity Softball v. The George School

    5:00 -7:00 pm Alumni and Colleague Happy Hou| LARC, Main Building
    All alumni classes and past and current colleagues are invited to mix, mingle, and enjoy light bites and libations during Happy Hour.

    6:30 pm Cocktails and Dinner: Classes of 1944 through 1969 | Grey Box, Shipley Commons
  • Saturday, May 4

    Saturday of Alumni Weekend boasts a wide variety of activities for alumni, honorary alumni, and their guests (kids are welcome at all daytime activities!) before class parties take place in the evening.

    9:30 am  Registration Opens
     | Shipley Commons

    9:30-11:00 Continental Breakfast Grey Box, Shipley Commons

    10:00 am Sustainability Tour | Tour will embark from the Shipley Commons
    Join teaching colleague and Environmental Sustainability Coordinator Tamar Norquist as she takes you on a tour of Shipley, highlighting all the sustainability efforts the school is making.

    Sporting Event | Girls’ Varsity Softball v. The Academy of Notre Dame – Upper Campus

    10:30 am I Sang at Shipley: Madrigals, Madriguys, and Shipley Singers Reunion |  Chris Wagner Arts Center
    Alumni members will gather together to practice to perform at the 125th Celebration Lunch later that afternoon.

    11:00 am Trina Vaux ‘63 Book Launch and Discussion | Riely Theater, Main Building
    Join Historian and Alumna, Trina Vaux ’63 as she discusses her new book, A Daring Vision: A History of The Shipley School, 1894-2018.

    Sporting Event | Boys’ Varsity Baseball v. Perkiomen – Upper Campus

    12:00–2:00 pm 125th Anniversary Celebration Lunch on the Quad | Upper Campus
    Enjoy lunch on the Quad, or inside the Avery Silverman Dining Hall, as you socialize with classmates, friends, and former and current faculty. Enjoy face painting and Magic by Poly for the kids, a jam session with former and current colleagues, a theatrical performance by Shipley alumni and a performance by Shipley Singers, past and present.

    2:00 pm Coffee, Tea, & Reflections with Steve Piltch and Student Panel | Riely Theater, Main Building
    Join Steve and a panel of current students as they reflect on their individual journeys and what makes Shipley Shipley!

    3:00-5:00 pm School Tours | Tour will embark from the Shipley Commons

    Get Inspired! | 
    Dynamic and interactive talks meant to inspire and encourage by current Shipley colleagues – LARC, Main Building

    Squash Exhibition | Squash Courts

    Shipley Theater Department presents, “A Celebration of 125 Years” | Grey Box, Shipley Commons

    4:00 pm Sporting Events | Upper Campus
    Boys’ Varsity Lacrosse v. Wissahickon High School

    6:00 pm Class Parties Begin
  • Sunday, May 5

    Alumni Weekend will conclude with a jazz brunch and the opportunity to experience a Shipley theater performance and participate in a community service project.

    10:00-12:00 pm Farewell Jazz Brunch featuring the Honors Jazz Combo
     | Shipley Commons
    Shipley Community Service Project – Shipley Commons

    12:00 pm Shipley Theater Department presents, “A Celebration of 125 Years” | Grey Box, Shipley Commons

    1:30 pm Alumni Weekend concludes

Online Registration

Alumni Weekend invitations will be mailed the first week of March 2019. If you have any questions, please contact your Reunion Point Person or the Alumni Office.
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.