Preparing Boys for Life

Haverford At-a-Glance

Classes of 2015-19

34%

admitted to Top 25 National Universities and Top 25 National Liberal Arts Colleges vs. national average of 12%

94%

attend one of their top three college choices

62%

attend their first-choice college

16%

recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

School composition

Nonsectarian college preparatory day school for boys founded in 1884
Pre-kindergarten-12, and full child care center

Location

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.

Transportation

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)

Headmaster

John A. Nagl
B.S., United States Military Academy
M.Phil., St. John's College, Oxford University
D.Phil., St. Antony's College, Oxford University
M.M.A.S., United States Army Command and General Staff College

 

Tuition & Tuition Assistance

  • Tuition: $24,000-$39,500
  • Tuition assistance: $8.8 million granted; average grant is $24,000

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Class of 2019

Most attended colleges & universities, 2015-19

Boston College, Bucknell, Dickinson College, Drexel, Franklin & Marshall, George Washington, Harvard, Lehigh University, NYU, Penn State, Temple, U. of Colorado at Boulder, U. of Michigan, U. of Notre Dame, U. of Pennsylvania, U. of Richmond, U. of Virginia, Villanova, Wake Forest

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Facilities

8

Buildings, including our LEED Gold-certified Upper School

4

Athletic fields, tennis courts, and squash courts

70

Technology-enabled classrooms

2

Libraries with a combined 40,000 volumes

10

Science labs, including professional-grade equipment

1

Engineering and Design Studio

2

Performance theaters

10

Art studios, including ceramics, photography and woodworking

9

Music studios

3

Gymnasiums

1

25-meter pool, outdoor rubberized track, wrestling pavilion, and The James J. Barker Sculling Center

Technology

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.

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Athletics

Haverford is a proud member of the Inter-Academic League and fields 16 interscholastic sports. In 2018-19, tennis captured its 10th 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 Arts

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. 

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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.

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