Summer Reading

Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body. 

– Richard Steele, Tatler, 1710
Summer Reading is an essential part of The Haverford School experience. Students are exercising their minds and preparing for the year ahead.
 
These lists of required reading have been created by teachers in different academic departments, and are designed both to challenge and engage. In some cases the books will be used in the first weeks of classes.
 

It is important to remember that these required books represent a minimum reading commitment. We encourage our students to go beyond the minimum and read additional books that will broaden their perspectives, their knowledge, and their ability to share in the life experiences of others.
 

Use the tabs above to navigate the Summer Reading Lists by grade for the Lower School. If you have any questions, please contact the division office.  
  

Use the tabs above to navigate the Summer Reading Lists by form for the Middle and Upper Schools. If you have any questions, please contact your division office.