The Admissions Process: Overview
How to Apply
Completing the application begins our formal dialogue to decide if Haverford is the right match for your son. You may apply online or download, complete, and submit a printable copy of our application (see the 'Forms & Downloads' tab above). If you choose to download the application, please return it to us with a check for $60. The online application fee is $40.
Once the application has been submitted, we will contact you about the next steps in the process, including scheduling the parent and student visits. Please call the Admissions Office at 484-417-2762 to arrange a visit. We look forward to meeting your family and learning about your son.
While you and your son are deciding where he will thrive, experienced teachers and administrators at Haverford will carefully evaluate your son’s file. We enroll boys who we believe will enjoy and be enriched by their Haverford experience. If accepted, please let us know of your decision as soon as possible.
Timing it Right
The sooner you apply, the sooner we begin the evaluation process. We enroll the majority of new students in junior kindergarten, 5th, 6th, and 9th grades. In other grades, we cannot predict how many openings will occur. When the file is complete and an admissions decision is made, we will give you a clear assessment of the enrollment picture in your son's grade.
Keeping in Touch
We encourage you to let us know your thoughts and to ask questions. Your feedback will help us improve our admissions process.
In order to be considered for admission into The Haverford School, your son’s application file must be complete. You may check the status of your son's file at any time by visiting by contacting our office at 484-417-2762 or clicking the link below.
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