admitted to Top 25 National Universities and Top 25 National Liberal Arts Colleges vs. national average of 10%
admitted to four-year institutions
attend one of their top three college choices
attend their first-choice college
recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation
Nonsectarian college preparatory day school for boys founded in 1884
Pre-kindergarten-12, and full child care center
450 Lancaster Ave., Haverford, PA 19041 Map→
The Haverford School is located 10 miles northwest of Center City Philadelphia, situated in the heart of the historic Main Line. We just minutes from SEPTA bus and rail stops.
Haverford is easily accessible by public transportation, including SEPTA regional rail (Paoli/Thorndale), bus (#106), and trolley (#100), as well as buses from 20 districts. We facilitate a convenient door-to-door private van service for Lower School students who live in Center City Philadelphia.
Accreditation and memberships
- National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
- Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools (PAIS)
- International Boys' Schools Coalition (IBSC)
Head of School
The Loomis Chaffee School (graduated cum laude)
B.A, History, Yale College
M.A, Private School Leadership, Teachers College, Columbia University
Tuition & Tuition Assistance
- Tuition: $24,990-$41,300
- Tuition assistance: $9.8 million granted; average grant is $24,597
Graduates of the classes of 2017-21
- 95% attended one of their top three college choices
- 17% were recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation
- 32% admit rate at top 25 colleges/universities (national average 10%)
Most attended colleges & universities, 2017-21
Bucknell University, Cornell University, Dartmouth College, Dickinson College, Drexel University, Franklin & Marshall College, Harvard University, Indiana University, Lafayette College, Lehigh University, Northeastern University, Pennsylvania State University, Temple University, University of Miami, University of Michigan, University of Pennsylvania, University of Richmond, University of Virginia, Villanova University, Wake Forest University
Buildings, including our LEED Gold-certified Upper School
Athletic fields, tennis courts, and squash courts
Libraries with a combined 40,000 volumes
Science labs, including professional-grade equipment
Engineering and Design Studios
Art studios, including ceramics, photography and woodworking
25-meter pool, outdoor rubberized track, wrestling pavilion, and The James J. Barker Sculling Center
We provide high-performance, secure connectivity throughout campus buildings and support for a 1:1 deployment of student wireless devices in a multi-platform environment. We utilize the Canvas learning management system, research-based academic technologies, and digital-age best practices to address the growing connection between technology and learning. We provide both technical and instructional support for the effective use of technology to advance student learning.
Haverford is a proud member of the Inter-Academic League and fields 16 interscholastic sports. In 2020-21, tennis captured its 11th straight Inter-Ac Championship, while golf, soccer, water polo, basketball, squash, and track and field also earned Inter-Ac titles. Golf and basketball went undefeated, 35-0 and 28-0, respectively, and track and field broke numerous personal, school, and meet records.
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Fall: cross-country, football, golf, soccer, water polo, crew
Winter: basketball, hockey, squash, swimming & diving, winter track, wrestling
Spring: baseball, crew, lacrosse, tennis, track & field
The School has 10 art spaces and a design and engineering studio in which students practice drawing, painting, photography, industrial design, website design, video and animation, ceramics, and woodworking. The theater program stages productions each year in the state-of-the-art Centennial Hall and consistently earns Cappie Awards. The choral ensembles have sung at Carnegie Hall, the Academy of Music, and on tour throughout Europe.
Clubs & activities
The Upper School’s 38 clubs include Robotics (ranked third in the world at the VEX World Championships), Index newspaper (2018 gold medal, Columbia Scholastic Press Association), Pegasus literary magazine (2018 silver medal, Columbia Scholastic Press Association), Diversity Alliance, Mock Trial, Poetry Club, and others.