The Shipley School

5.00 5 1 (2 reviews)
814 Yarrow Street
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
Tel: (610)525-4300
Grades: PK-12
  • Shipley is a coeducational PreK-12 college preparatory day school in the western suburbs of Philadelphia.
  • Shipley is committed to inspiring and preparing each of our students to live a life of purpose: to grow intellectually, act compassionately, and lead courageously.
  • Shipley upholds and promotes moral integrity, a sense of personal achievement, and worth and concern for others at School and in the larger community.

School News

  • Discover The Shipley Method - 10/31/2016 - Strong relationships between students and faculty are at the heart of everything we do. Because our teachers know our students as learners and as people, they develop the confidence to explore; we require creativity in all (there are no easy or reflexive answe...more
  • Meet the Class of 2016 - 06/01/2016 - Learn more about some of the members from the Class of 2016: where they`re going to college, what they love about Shipley, and how they`re following their individual paths to success.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools (PAIS)
Association of Delaware Valley Independent Schools
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-12
Year Founded 1894

Student Body

Total Students n/a
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 22%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 142 teachers
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 14 students
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Jan. 15 / rolling
Tuition Notes See the School Website
Admissions Director Amy Clemons
Admissions Associate Sylvia Spector


Total Sports Offered 15 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Diving, Field Hockey, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
CrewCross Country,
DivingField Hockey,
TennisTrack and Field,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 22 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Chess Club, Creative Writing Club, DECA, Environmental Club, Film Club, Food Club, GSA, Gardening Club, International Club, Investment Club, Math Club, Media Club, Newspaper, Ping Pong Club, Political Debate Club, Puzzle Club, Random Acts of Kindness, Reading Club, Science Olympiad, Student Government, Yearbook, Yoga Club Chess Club, DECA, Film Club, Food Club, GSA, Gardening Club, Math Club, Media Club, Newspaper, Ping Pong Club, Puzzle Club, Reading Club, Yearbook, Yoga Club, Creative Writing Club,
Environmental Club,
International Club,
Investment Club,
Political Debate Club,
Random Acts of Kindness,
Science Olympiad,
Student Government,

School Notes

  • The Shipley School, a Pre-Kindergarten through 12 coeducational day school in the western suburbs of Philadelphia, 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.
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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  1/14/2017
I am so happy I had the opportunity to spend my high school years at Shipley. I was incredibly well prepared for college and throughout my time at Shipley, I grew a tremendous amount academically, athletically, and as a leader. I am truly grateful for my Shipley experience.
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5  12/28/2016
As a Shipley graduate, I can say with confidence that the school went above and beyond in preparing me for college. I felt this most strongly in my first college-level writing class - for most of my classmates, the switch from high school to college writing was a major hurdle, but I was able to go in feeling confident in my abilities thanks to Shipley's English program.But to me, the true value Shipley is in its community. I have been a part of the Shipley family since 2009 when I joined as a sophomore. Shortly after, I was faced with a major health issue. All is well now, but the support I saw as a near-stranger is something I am forever thankful for, and I have continued to find this level of caring among the community as my relationship with the school has evolved from that of student to that of alumna. I have seen in Shipley a school that nurtures students not only academically, but also personally, and I can think of no better place to be a part of.
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