At Shipley, we believe that global programs, education, and experiences provide opportunities for our students to grow as independent and more globally competent citizens. Our programs improve students’ cross-cultural skills, encourage risk-taking, and further language development. Students learn to value interculturality, seeing themselves as part of the whole world, and appreciating and understanding how other cultures and people broaden our perspectives. Students better understand their home culture(s) by experiencing different places and cultures from their own. Ultimately, students are more empathetic and better equipped to succeed in a highly interconnected world by having experienced Global Programs and Education at Shipley. 

On Campus

On campus, Shipley offers:
  • Multiple courses with a global context in all divisions.
  • World Language offerings, from Pre-K to 12th grades.
  • A Global Student Leadership team that creates opportunities on campus in collaboration with our Service Learning and the DEI group.
  • Opportunities to partner meaningfully with our sister school, Brain Tree, in Uganda.
  • An international student program.
  • International Alumni and Family Affinity Groups

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  • Upper School Courses

    Modern World History
    China after 1500
    World Religions
    Ancient Greece-Rome
    World Music and Cultures
    World Languages: Spanish, French, Mandarin & Latin
  • Upper School Clubs

    Global Programs Student Committee
    Model UN
    Global Village

Off Campus

Off campus, Shipley offers:
  • Local, domestic and overseas travel that heighten global competencies on the part of our community members 
  • Travel that aligns with the Flourishing Framework, Long-term Transfer Goals, and our DEI Strategic Plan, with the perspective of sometimes acting locally, and always thinking globally.

Our Middle and Upper School students have engaged in meaningful place-based overseas learning in places such as Peru, Costa Rica, Spain, France, Quebec, Ecuador, Italy, China, Botswana, South Africa, and the Galapagos.

Global Programs Spotlight

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    Ms. Kristin Shipler 

    Upper School Spanish Teacher
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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.