The Shipley School

Gender: Coed
814 Yarrow Street
Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania

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The Shipley School, a Pre-K through grade 12 coeducational college preparatory school day school in Bryn Mawr, inspires & prepares students to make a powerful and positive impact in the world. Our goal of maximizing students' potential begins with a focus on well-being and providing a wide breadth of opportunities for young people to discover new passions. We believe that students should find their individual path to success--there is no Shipley mold. Our academic program is challenging and broad (over 50 honors and interdisciplinary courses in Upper School) and there are endless opportunities for leadership in athletics, the arts, and other extracurricular activities. Learn more about Shipley.

Awards or Certifications:

Accredited by the Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools and the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools

What is your teaching or educational philosophy?

At Shipley we are committed to Educational Excellence and believe that it is essential to balance academic achievement, individual well-being, and collective well-being. Our teachers know our students as learners and as people so they can support each individual student to find their path to educational excellence.

We believe that students begin to discover the joy of learning at an early age. Our Lower School program provides a strong academic foundation, teaching students as young as pre-K to think critically about the world around them while encouraging them to explore their interests and creativity.

Middle School is a time of significant change for adolescents. With an academically challenging curriculum, supported by guidance and empathy supporting, our Middle School students develop deep knowledge of themselves as both learners and as people.

Shipley Upper School students are not only active learners—they are leaders as well. Our rigorous college-preparatory program challenges them to discover their passions and their potential, and to take their education to the next level. They are pushed to see how ideas overlap across academic disciplines, and they gain the confidence and self-awareness that will carry them through college and the future.

What is your mission statement?

The Shipley School, a Pre-Kindergarten through 12 coeducational day school, is committed to educational excellence and dedicated to developing in each student a love of learning and a compassionate participation in the world. Through a strong college preparatory curriculum in the humanities and sciences, the school encourages curiosity, creativity, and respect for intellectual effort. Shipley upholds and promotes moral integrity, a sense of personal achievement and worth, and concern for others at school and in the larger community.

Motto: Courage for the Deed; Grace for the Doing


793 for 2019-2020 school year


Educational Excellence Positive Education Competitive Athletics Interdisciplinary Learning Love of Learning Compassionate Participation Individual and Collective Well-being Creativity