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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Sports
    B-
The Shipley School is a top rated, private school located in Bryn Mawr, PA. It has 846 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 6 to 1. Tuition is $36,100 for the highest grade offered. After graduation, 100% of students from this school go on to attend a 4-year college.
Address
814 Yarrow Street
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
Telephone
(610) 525-4300

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$36,100
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
Average SAT
1330
117 responses
Average ACT
31
40 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
83%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.6 responses
Poll
50%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.6 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 8 responses
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  • I like all of the Plays
    50%
  • Super Saturday
    38%
  • Culture celabrationnnnn!!!!!!!
    13%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
846
40%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.5 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.5 responses
20%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.5 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
6:1
National
17:1
Poll
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.8 responses
Poll
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.8 responses
Poll
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.8 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    C+
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$54,318
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,401
National
$949
Median Home Value
$266,200
National
$184,700
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The Shipley School Reviews

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Through a balance of rigor and support, Shipley students become confident, successful individuals who are better prepared to meet future challenges, and continue the journey that began at Shipley.

Each division recognizes and meets the different needs of students at each level. The 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. In the Middle School, students are able to get to know themselves as learners, and as people, through critical thinking and creative exploration. Upper School students are not only active learners—they are leaders as well. The rigorous college-preparatory program challenges them to discover their passions and their potential, and to take their education to the next level.

Shipley truly develops a love of learning and a desire for compassionate participation in the world within each student.
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I came to Shipley in the summer of 2012 to join the admissions team. Upon my arrival, I was immediately struck by the sincere and authentic nature of the Shipley community. Shipley is a school comprised of individuals, both at the student and faculty levels, who truly care for each other. The well-being of every member of the Shipley community is at the forefront of what we do on a daily basis. Our commitment to Positive Education speaks to this belief, and it is a pleasure to be a member of such a tight-knit community. In addition, I am continually impressed by just how expansive and encompassing our curricular options are - students have the opportunity to pursue their existing passions while also exploring new opportunities. Shipley's "no cut" policy with regards to sports, music and drama ensures that every student can experience a myriad of activities to further their education and broaden their horizons.
I have two children at Shipley and I do not have any doubts that my family chose the right school. Our input and feedback are always welcomed by the teachers and administration, so we feel intimately involved in each child's education and the culture of the school. I have had many insights into the current and future curriculum for each child, and I have been really pleased with the academics. The balance of a rigorous curriculum with common sense isn't always a given these days, and I think Shipley has a great approach. The workload (i.e. homework, test, projects) feels exactly calibrated to where it should be, and we have seen great academic progress for our children without the quantity-over-quality approach. Shipley’s positive environment has allowed our children to try new things and take on challenges with confidence.