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!