Preparing Boys for Life.

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It doesn’t happen by chance.

Best All Boys Private School on the Main Line
Pre-K-5 Elementary School on the Main Line
The Haverford School Middle School for Boys in Philadelphia

It happens at Haverford.

At The Haverford School, we take boys’ energy and imagination and build something remarkable. Our extraordinary educators leave nothing to chance in young boys’ journeys to develop the power of their minds and hearts.

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10

miles from Philadelphia, in the heart of the historic Main Line

90+

zip codes represented in an enrollment of 970 boys, pre-k-12

39

Upper School electives, including Software Programming, Modern Black Lives, and Environmental Ethics

8:1

student-to-teacher ratio

How it happens

Our best-for-boys programs are designed to help your son uncover his passion — and fuel it. In his pursuits as a scholar, a thespian, an athlete, and a citizen, he will be challenged and supported. On his journey toward manhood, he will discover all he can be.

The Haverford Difference
Headmaster John Nagl in the classroom
Meet the Headmaster

A Rhodes Scholar who has taught at West Point and Georgetown University, Dr. Nagl embodies the Haverford values of leadership and service. Learn More

Character and Citizenship at the All Boys Haverford School
Men of Character and Citizenship

The Haverford School builds character by creating defining moments that stretch our students, allowing them to learn about themselves and about others. Learn More

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We Know Boys

By providing boundaries, fostering independence, and offering space for positive risk-taking, our extraordinary educators help boys be their best. Learn more

Faces of Haverford

How will your son make his mark?

Whether he becomes a man who achieves great feats of intellect or creativity, leads nobly, or gains quiet respect for the integrity he brings to all he does, begin his story at Haverford and you will witness the building of his full self and potential.

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John Hickenlooper Jr. ’70
John Hickenlooper ’70

John Hickenlooper Jr. ’70 is the 42nd governor of Colorado. "At Haverford, you were responsible for your own situation; that formed the foundation for how I conducted myself in college and throughout life."

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Armand Sprecher ’85
Armand Sprecher ’85

Armand Sprecher ’85 works in the headquarters of Médecins Sans Frontières as a public health analyst. His career has taken him to Uganda in the midst of an Ebola outbreak, Burundi during civil war, and Haiti following the 2010 earthquake.

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Peter Quinn ’95
Peter Quinn ’95

Peter Quinn ’95 is a Lt. Commander in the U.S. Navy and founder of U.S. PATRIOT Sailing. He currently serves as the Deputy Chief for Defense Intelligence Agency Liaison Berlin in Germany.

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Ben Grant ’07
Ben Grant ’07

Ben Grant ’07 is the author of Overview and the founder of Daily Overview on Instagram. He curates and creates original images from high-resolution satellite photographs to offer new perspective of human impact on Earth.

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Christopher Magnani ’11
Christopher Magnani ’11

Christopher Magnani '11 is pursuing a medical degree at Stanford University. He was a Harvard College PRISE Fellow and completed his senior honors thesis at the Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.

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94%

attend one of their top three college choices

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71%

of Lower School students perform at least two years above grade level in reading by fifth grade

100%

participate in community service

35%

Haverford admit rate to “top 50” colleges and universities, compared with the national average of 14%

85

boys who enter in Lower School achieve SAT scores 85 points higher than those who enter later

6

alumni are Rhodes Scholars

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What will your son’s story be?

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Begin your journey

No one brings out the best in boys like Haverford. 96% of families choose Haverford year after year – the highest re-enrollment among area independent schools.

Come see what happens at Haverford.