The Shipley School

814 Yarrow St, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010

This nonsectarian school was founded by three Quaker sisters, the Misses Hannah, Elizabeth and Katherine Shipley. While established to prepare girls for Bryn Mawr College, Shipley became coeducational in 1972, and the school now enrolls roughly the same number of boys and girls. The sound college preparatory program—which includes electives and a full complement of honors courses—and the friendly atmosphere have long appealed both to families in Philadelphia's Main Line suburbs and to families in the city. Use is made of the cultural advantages of Philadelphia and of nearby Bryn Mawr College, and to a lesser extent those of New York City and Washington, DC. Tutoring and community service opportunities help to broaden the basic curriculum, and students participate in conferences on national and international affairs. In addition, upper school boys and girls satisfy a 10-hour annual community service requirement. Sophomores, juniors and seniors may take academic trips during spring vacation or over the summer. Graduates attend an array of competitive colleges in the US and abroad. The lower school (grades pre-K-5) occupies separate quarters on Wyndon Avenue.

General Information

Academic OrientationCollege Preparatory
Grade RangeDay — Coed Grades PS (Age 4)-12
Coed, Boys, or GirlsCoed
Full Address814 Yarrow St, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
Other Locations1030 Wyndon Ave, Bryn Mawr 19010
Year Established1894
Legal StatusNonprofit
Religious Affiliation(None)
AdministratorSteven S. Piltch
Applications DueJanuary
Total Enrollment830
Day Students830
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