Alumni Weekend & Reunions


Alumni Weekend is April 30 - May 1, 2021!

Schedule of Events

List of 3 items.

  • Friday, April 30, 2021

    2:00 - 2:30 pm | Convocation with Head of School Michael G. Turner and Alumni Council President Neal Regino ’03
    Join Michael G. Turner and Neal Regino ’03 as they welcome all alumni to Shipley’s 2021 Virtual Alumni Weekend.

    3:00 - 4:00 pm | Virtual Alumni Awards Assembly
    Celebrate fellow alumni during the presentation of the Shipley Alumni Awards for 2020 and 2021. Discussions with Award Winners and Upper School students will be available to watch on-demand.

    4:15 - 5:00 pm | History of Shipley with Trina Vaux ’63
    Join historian and alumna Trina Vaux ’63 as she discusses Shipley’s history, as captured in her book, A Daring Vision: A History of The Shipley School, 1894-2018. Copies of Trina’s book are currently available for purchase at the Shipley School Store. To order, call 610-525-4300 x4177 and mention alumni to receive the 20% alumni discount!

    5:15 - 6:15 pm | Virtual Happy Hour with Shipley Colleagues
    All alumni classes and former and current teachers and staff are invited to mix, mingle, and play some games.

    6:30 - 7:00 pm | Dedication of the Doc Morinelli Theatre
    Help honor Anthony “Doc” Morinelli as Shipley formally dedicates the Doc Morinelli Theatre. Following the dedication and remarks from Doc, stick around for the Upper School Spring Theater Performance!

    7:30 pm | Shipley Theater Department Presents “Mamma Mia”
    Enjoy this livesteam production of the physically distanced concert performance of the Theater Department’s Spring Musical.
  • Saturday, May 1, 2021

    11:00 - 11:45 am | Panel Discussion with Shipley Alumni Council
    Meet leadership members of the Shipley Alumni Council and learn about their time as Shipley students and their roles on the Council.

    12:00 - 1:00 pm | State of the School with Michael G. Turner
    Head of School Michael G. Turner will present the current state of Shipley and reflect on the Shipley experience during a pandemic.

    1:30 - 2:15 pm | Panel Discussion & Reflections with Shipley Students
    Listen to a panel of current Upper School students talk about their individual journeys at Shipley and what they’ve learned during this “year like no other.”

    2:30 - 3:30 pm | Coffee with a Panel of Former Shipley Colleagues
    Grab a cup of coffee and gather with former Shipley teachers as they talk about life after Shipley and give words of advice to Head of Upper School Margaret van Steenwyk as she prepares for her own life after Shipley.

    4:00 - 4:45 pm | Shipley Alumni Affinity Group Meetings

    Black Alumni Association
    Calling all Black Alumni! Join us for a fun-filled-rapid-fire trivia game of Black Culture. Reconnect with former Black classmates and friends! 

    LGBTQ+ Alumni & Allies Association
    Participate in this interactive session in which we discuss the experiences of LGBTQ+ alumni and the ways alumni can support the LGBTQ+ community at Shipley. All are welcome.

    5:00 pm | Personal Development Series for Shipley Alumni – We Don’t Flourish in a Vacuum: How Well-Being and Success Are Interconnected With Our Communities
    Join us for the sixth and final session of our personal development series. All alumni are welcome! There are no prerequisites for this event, and you can catch up on sessions 1-5, which will be available on demand. You can also catch up now in the Shipley Online Alumni Portal!

    Our happiness and success are deeply interconnected to the people we surround ourselves with and the health of the communities we’re a part of. As humans, we’re wired to belong, relate, connect, give, and be kind. Join Dr. Nick Holton, Shipley’s Associate Director of Positive Education, to learn about the difference between “small” (individual) potential and “big” (collective) potential, as well as some tangible tips for nurturing the relationships and communities of which you are a part.
  • On-Demand Events

    Throughout Alumni Weekend, be sure to check out the Virtual “On-Demand” Events, including:

    Recorded Classroom Observations

    Conversations between Upper School students and our Alumni Award recipients

    Online Shopping at the School Store

    Virtual Tours of Shipley’s Campus

    Personal Development Series for Shipley Alumni Sessions 1-5, plus recommended reading lists for each topic

Schedule Highlights

Coffee with a Panel of Former Shipley Colleagues
2:30 - 3:30 p.m. | Saturday, May 1
Grab a cup of coffee and gather with former Shipley teachers as they talk about life after Shipley and give words of advice to Head of Upper School Margaret van Steenwyk as she prepares for her own life after Shipley.
Former Shipley colleagues include: Chet Blair, Greg Coleman, Elizabeth Raymond Dougherty '83, Janet Kobosky, Tom Nammack, Margaret Ralph, Sandi Richards, Mark Schoeffel, Maria Stroup, and Linda Van Horn.

Online Registration

Registration is now open! If you didn't receive an email with the invitation to register, please register online

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.