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Faculty & Staff News

  • 25 Things All Men Must Know: senior seminar

    By Bill Brady, Director of Leadership

    Launched for the 2014-15 school year, "25 Things All Men Must Know" is a senior seminar designed to teach boys practical skills and provide an enriching experience. Students and faculty submitted ideas for the seminar, with the "25 Things" ranging from handwriting to plumbing. Here, we talk to Director of Leadership and course creator Bill Brady.

  • Empathy: can you teach it?

    By Jini Loos, director of service learning

    Empathy: can you teach it? The answer is yes and no. You can certainly teach “about’ empathy, but empathy, like character, is better grown than told.

  • Photo courtesy of Where There Be Dragons

    China immersion experience

    This month, our Chinese teacher Gary Kan and Assistant Headmaster Mark Thorburn are traveling to China with a group of 12 Haverford School boys. They have taken part in three pre-travel sessions to discuss the differences between being an American tourist and a world traveler, and in reading to better understand Chinese culture, history, and language. Follow the group's blog here.

  • Things you need to know to work at a boys’ school

    By Matt Green, Head of Upper School

    Gentle, structured competition motivates many boys, bringing out the best in them. Aggressive, unstructured competition will bring out the worst in them.

    Your boys will more readily take risks in an all-boys environment than in coed classrooms. Being smart, participating in class, writing poetry … are not girls’ things or boys’ things at a boys’ school; they’re just things.

  • Full STEAM ahead

    By Holly Golecki, Upper School science teacher and Tom Trocano

    The Haverford Upper School Science Department recently hosted the inaugural STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Day. Here, we get the scoop from Upper School science teachers Holly Golecki and Tom Trocano.

  • ~Ripple Effect

    By Nancy Agati, Middle School art teacher

    I presented a community carving public art event as part of the FLUID 2015 exhibition at the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art at Snug Harbor Cultural Center in Staten Island on Saturday, May 2. The large-scale, circular wooden sculpture is entitled "~Ripple Effect." Patterns from the movement of water along the bay at Snug Harbor will serve as the surface imagery to be carved into each segment of the circular form.

  • Home Run Derby benefits prostate and testicular cancer research

    Led by Major Tepper and James McConnon, The Haverford School Student Service Board held its 10th annual Home Run Derby between students and faculty/staff to raise funds for prostate and testicular cancer research. More>

  • The 2015 Eastern Pennsylvania Chinese Language Competition

    By Samuel R. Turner, Form III

    On April 25, a small group of 9th-11th grade students studying Chinese language participated in the 2015 Eastern Pennsylvania Chinese Language Team Competition in Norristown, PA. At the event, students from a myriad of local schools gathered together for a enjoyable morning of fierce oral competition that was complemented by a range of cultural activities including calligraphy, kite-making, and the traditional Chinese game of Mahjong.

  • Haverford core virtues: leadership

    By Ron Duska, Head of Lower School

    At Haverford, our core virtues are the driving force behind the decisions we make and the actions we take. The Lower School highlights, demonstrates, and recognizes one virtue each month to help our boys take the characteristics from the abstract to the concrete. Our April virtue was leadership.

  • Boys JV Four - City Champs

    The Haverford School crew team wins two City titles

    The Fords crew team won the JV Four and Lightweight Double events at The PSRA City Championships. More>