The Arts at Haverford


The performing and visual arts at Haverford have long been an essential part of the School's unique tradition. We have a rich artistic heritage, and are proud to count many professional performing and visual artists among our alumni ranks.

The Arts at Haverford enrich the lives of every boy, providing each with ways of discovering and expressing himself, side-by-side with faculty who are practicing artists themselves, and who view the classroom and studio experience as integral to their professional growth and creative calling.

Everyone who sees Haverford boys engrossed on the stage or in the studio will understand the advantage of all-boys schooling. Each boy is free from the influences that cause boys in coed schools – and the numbers proving this are overwhelming – to shy away from the opportunities and experiences that the arts can provide. At Haverford, boys actively participate in a wide array of musical, theatrical, and visual arts experiences throughout their years here.

Instruction takes place outside the classroom, too. Visiting artists, performers, and alumni are invited to campus to present lectures, master classes, demonstrations and seminars. There are also field trips to local and regional museums and galleries.

Art is an integral part of our vibrant daily life at Haverford; the whole campus is a venue for exhibitions and performances. We frequently host concerts and plays; our boys publish an exceptional arts and literary magazine, The Pegasus; and many hallways throughout double as gallery spaces. The pervasiveness of the arts inspires more creative thought – and not just in the studio – but in other disciplines as well.

But don't take our word for it – we invite you to explore the Arts at Haverford for yourself!


Arts Calendar

Mon Nov 14

Upper School Play

Location: Centennial Hall
Wed Nov 23

Notables Reunion Dinner & Concert

Location: Haverford School
6:00 PM
Thu Dec 08

Middle School and Upper School Winter Concert

Location: Centennial Hall
Mon Dec 12

Lower School Winter Concert

Location: Centennial Hall

Did you know?

The famous American artist Maxfield Parrish was a member of Haverford's Class of 1888. Known for his constant doodles, he did not always please the stern schoolmasters of his day. However, he would have thrived in today's Haverford studios!