• Photo by Mark Garvin.

    Learning from a master: the music of Stephen Sondheim

    Jul 30, 2015

    I remember Christmas morning 25 years ago when I received the original cast recording of Stephen Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd. I listened to the recording from start to finish, mesmerized by the intensity and sophistication of what I had heard. At that age, I didn’t fully understand what drew me to Sondheim’s music so much. Over time, I continued to grow fonder of the intricacies of the way in which he placed each note, perfectly married to its lyrics and using both always as a driving force moving the story line along. His painstaking details and depth of thought that go into his characters are what make his work such a gift to perform.

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    Headmaster Reflection: 2015 IBSC Conference

    Jul 21, 2015

    I arrived in Cape Town, South Africa, on July 4, Independence Day, for the International Boys' School Coalition annual conference. I did not expect to see such illustrations of the value of freedom and the strength of character of a nation struggling to recover from apartheid, but I found the experience profoundly moving.

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    The 2015 All-Main Line boys' tennis team

    Jul 15, 2015

    By Bruce Adams/
    Haverford School (21-1-1) finished sixth in the nation at the National Invitational in Newport Beach, Calif., and captured the The New England/Mid-Atlantic (NEMA) Invitational. The team had brains as well as brawn, receiving the Hattersley Academic Award, presented to the athletic team with the highest grade-point average at Haverford School. More>

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    NISCA names 2014-15 All-Americans; publishes 2015-16 time standards

    Jul 13, 2015

    By Tony Carroll/
    The National Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Association published their list of the 2014-2015 All-Americans. The team is made up of the top 100 swimmers, divers, or relay swimmers in each event that submitted applications to NISCA. In total, 4,214 athletes were named NISCA All-Americans. More>

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    "Young Love" and the Norman Mailer Literary Award

    Jul 10, 2015

    When Norman Mailer visited the School to offer the Hallowell Literary Lecture in 2000, he encouraged then-Headmaster Joe Cox to offer an award "to the best piece of fiction written during the school year." The literary essay remains a staple of the curriculum, but the English Department is equally interested in fostering personal and creative writing. We find that boys' interest in writing lean, memorable sentences is much higher when they have a personal stake in the matter. The English Department selected "Young Love" by Ethan DeLehman '16 as the 2014-15 winner of the Norman Mailer Literary Award.

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    The 2015 All-Main Line boys' lacrosse team

    Jul 8, 2015

    The 2015 Main Line high school boys' lacrosse season featured several championship teams, particularly Haverford School and Radnor. More>

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    Nike/LM HS Boys' Mid-Atlantic Rewind: Ament a Key to Haverford Run

    Jul 7, 2015

    By Mike Loveday/
    Remove any one of the star players from The Haverford School (Pa.) boys' lacrosse roster for any length of time, and the national championship season might not have happened. More>

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    Four Fords compete in Francis X. Hussey Memorial golf tournament

    Jul 6, 2015

    By Tom McNichol, Delaware County Daily Times
    Two teams of Fords – rising senior Max Siegfried and Jack McAleese ’15, along with Jay Losty ’15 and Jack Henderson ’15 – played in the Francis X. Hussey Memorial golf tournament July 6, finishing tied for 5th and 7th respectively. More>

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    Twelve athletes receive Iron Man Award

    Jul 6, 2015

    The Iron Man Award was created in 2006 to acknowledge those athletes who played a sport in each season for all four years of high school. More>

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    Stream of Consciousketch: stop motion video

    Jul 1, 2015

    "Stream of Consciousketch" is a stop motion video I made to help my students see that nothing is permanent when you have a pencil and eraser in hand.

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