Each boy at The Haverford School has his own unique learning styles, abilities, strengths and weaknesses.
Because we are
interested in making each boy successful in his experiences at Haverford, the Lower
School will need to work with some boys on strengthening key abilities in
school. Dr. Carol Ann Luongo is the Director of Learning and Support in the
Lower School. She works collaboratively with the teachers on how to implement
best teaching practices for boys while supporting the students learning styles.
If a parent thinks that their son might need support they are asked to check
with his/her son’s homeroom teacher. Parents can also contact Dr. Luongo to
have any questions answered about the program and/or services offered at the
is such an important part of the learning process we have a reading
specialist who works with faculty and small groups of boys on developing
fluency, decoding, retelling and/or comprehension skills.
Boys that are in reading support are first identified
by their teachers and given further assessment by the reading specialist.
Ms. Campbell works with
students and teachers in developing reading skills in the Lower School.
Mrs. Barrett works with a number of boys
and families on a range of issues, including: conflict resolution, expression
of feelings, building coping skills, social skills, anger management, in
addition to other social, emotional or behavioral areas.
Mrs. Hartung works with boys who need to
improve speech articulation or expressive language skills. She comes from the Intermediate Unit
and works with boys in grades 1-5.
Lower School Dean
As Dean of Students, Mr. Brown is
responsible for the overall discipline of the school. He works with students,
teachers, and parents when students misbehave or when they do not follow the
rules. Additionally, Mr. Brown teaches 5th
grade Decision Education, focusing much of his attention on integrating decision-making
skills and character education into the lives of our boys. Click here to find out more about the Character of our Lower School Students.