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“Boys don’t read.” Parents, teachers, and the media commonly make this statement. However, at The Haverford School, boys do read. In the Lower School, they are excited about being able to read chapter books, and they talk with zeal about new books in their favorite series. By fifth grade, they are starting to share Young Adult (YA) fiction. In sixth grade, boys continue to recommend books to each other and to read with and for pleasure. But, there are some troubling national trends, and parents and educators can work together to keep boys on track to become successful young men.
The Haverford School is a leader in educating boys. Our Best for Boys speaker series invites parents to learn about topics and practices that help foster the social, emotional, and academic growth of young boys. The first event, The Hardwiring of Boys, will be presented Saturday, Feb. 27 by Dr. Ron Duska, Head of Lower School.
There is a Fords swimmer posting the fastest time in 7 of the 8 swimming events tracked by the Delco Times.
David Kim, Concertmaster of the Philadelphia Orchestra, recently led a master class at The Haverford School. He provided a musical lesson and critique of two students: Karl Eckert (cello), who performed Dvorak's "Cello Concerto, 1st Movement," and Matthew Chow (violin), who performed Bach's "Partita" in E Major. In this blog post, the School's Orchestra Director interviews Kim about his inspirations and talents.
Did you know a member of our grounds crew also does collage? That our fine arts faculty have exhibited at prestigious galleries? Come to the opening of our inaugural HavARTford Faculty and Staff Exhibition on Thursday, Feb. 18 at 4:30 p.m. in Centennial Hall and see the myriad talents of our community. In this blog post, Lower School art teacher and exhibition coordinator Jenny Waring shares her inspiration for the exhibit, and talks about her own artistic philosophy.
Once a month, Haverford's Upper School Peanut Butter and Jelly Club meets at Agnes Irwin, where they jointly make bagged lunches for Project HOME.
For the second year in a row, the Haverford School varsity A squash team won the Mid-Atlantic Squash Association (MASA) Championship, capping off an undefeated Inter-Ac season and earning an Inter-Ac title as well. More>
Haverford's Middle School Physical Education (PE) instructors are leading students, faculty, and staff on a series of monthly challenges with the goal of better health. February's challenge is to eat one fruit and one vegetable with lunch.
While attending the Teacher's College of Columbia University, I find myself in the back of the classroom rather than at the head of it for the first time in fifteen years, since I earned my second Master's Degree at the Command and General Staff College in 2001.
The year-old Middle School Service Club recently made more than 300 sandwiches for the Whosoever Gospel Mission in Germantown. The staff at Whosoever was incredibly moved and overwhelmed by the gesture, and the boys were proud and humbled. Here, English teacher and Middle School Service Club adviser Hannah Rupp shares the roots of the partnership, and her vision for its growth.