The Haverford School hosts a Bridge Program annually for ninth grade students who are new to Haverford and one of its sister schools, The Agnes Irwin School. Students have a chance to get to know each other, to experience the community, and to engage in meaningful activities with faculty.
Director of Diversity and Inclusion Brendon Jobs was recently interviewed on GTown Radio and Third Space. Currently, he is preparing for the Reimagining Education: Teaching and Learning in Racially Diverse Schools Conference at Teachers College, Columbia University.
By Donald Hunt, The Philadelphia Tribune
This is a big summer for some of the best Philadelphia area high school basketball players. Roman Catholic High teammates Jalen Duren and Justice Williams and Haverford School standout Jameel Brown are expected to participate in the 2019 USA Basketball Men’s Junior National Team Minicamp, which will take place July 24-28 at the United States Olympic & Paralympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Read the story >
Middle School history teachers Kori Brown and Emily Lesko, along with Middle School science teacher Mario Masso, presented “Fords Focus Days: Teaching Character Development Through Nontraditional Methods” to more than 70 educators around the world at the 2019 International Boys’ Schools Coalition Conference (IBSC) in Montreal, Quebec, in June.
By Matthew DeGeorge, Delco Times
Peter Garno was one of those kids. One of those in the lower and middle schools at Haverford School, behind the netting at Sabol Field during lacrosse games, watching and learning … and yeah, playing around a little. Read the story >
Ben Gerber ’19, who served as quarterback and a team captain for Haverford’s football team, was honored by the National Football Foundation and named to their ingural 2019 Team of Distinction, which honors 82 high school football players around the United States.
By Alan Bastable, Golf.com
John Sawin, the 34-year-old director of golf at Pebble Beach, got the call at about 8 p.m. Friday: There was an odd number of players who made the cut in the 119th U.S. Open — would Sawin be willing to fill-in as a third-round marker, joining South African pro Justin Walters? Read the story >
By Joe Perez, Sports Business Daily
New Balance Global Dir of Consumer Marketing Patrick Cassidy (@NewBalance) describes the brand’s foray into the basketball shoe space with Raptors F Kawhi Leonard leading the charge much like someone who won the lottery. Cassidy said, “This success, this momentum has come pretty fast. Our launch strategy was a long-term one, and the success we’re experiencing with Kawhi -- it’s here and not down the road. First and foremost, we are making sure he has the right product to excel on the court. We were looking for an elite athlete who would help us build the New Balance basketball brand globally, someone who is going to get in there with us and have ideas and be engaged. He has.” Read the story >
By Michael Bradley, Main Line Today
More than a century after his grandfather immigrated to America from Hungary, Firstrust Bank’s chairman and CEO Richard Green is working hard to preserve the family’s legacy and values. Read the story >
Each year the School grants five awards, including the Alumni Association Key Man Award, to members of the graduating class. Here are the 2019 recipients, as presented by Headmaster John Nagl.
Several Upper School students were recognized during the annual Honors Day, presided over by Patrick Andrén, Head of Upper School, and Dr. Nagl. Upper School department heads presented awards to deserving students during the closing ceremony.
The Haverford School celebrated its 135th Commencement ceremony on June 7 in the School’s Field House. The School graduated 102 students before a crowd of family, friends, and alumni. Twenty-five percent of the graduating class has attended Haverford since pre-kindergarten or kindergarten. Read the story >
The Haverford School hosted its Middle School closing ceremony on June 4. Students, families, and friends heard a performance by the Middle School vocal ensemble The Celebrantes, as well as remarks by Middle School president Colin Harkins.
The Haverford School hosted its Lower School closing ceremony on June 3. The Lower School’s closing ceremony featured remarks by Headmaster John Nagl and Head of Lower School Pam Greenblatt. Fifth grade students received certificates of Lower School completion and were honored as they transition to the Middle School next fall.
By Josh Naso, Sixers Wire
As the Philadelphia 76ers continue preparations for the June 20 NBA Draft, there will be a familiar face in the building for Thursday’s pre-draft workout as Temple’s Shizz Alston Jr. will join the group working out for the team. Read the story about the 2015 Haverford School grad >
Haverford senior Shane Fordham’s grandfather, Carroll W. Braxton, was one of the first African Americans to enlist in the Marines Corps after the branch desegregated their ranks in the 1940s. Shane created a documentary to honor his grandfather; it has been selected to become a permanent fixture at the National Marine Corps Museum in Quantico, Va.
During their final unit of Kori Brown’s World Cultures course, Form II students created books, available for purchase on Amazon.com, that attempt to highlight the diversity of the Middle East.
The Class of 2023 completed one of Haverford’s signature programs, the Rite of Passage, on Thursday, May 30 and Friday, May 31.
The Haverford School crew team christened a new rowing shell to honor retiring Upper School English and history teacher W.D. Ehrhart on June 2, 2019 at the Conshohocken Rowing Center.
By Bruce Adams, Main Line Times
The senior outfielder, a first team All-Inter-Ac selection, was batting .457 (as of May 24) with 32 hits, 22 runs scored and only five strikeouts in 70 at bats. A fine defensive defense outfielder, Kania has played a key role this spring for the Fords (20-10), who advanced to the PAISAA tourney semifinals and defeated Malvern Prep twice during the regular season. "He's a tone-setter for the team with his attitude, hustle and love for the game and his teammates," said Haverford School baseball head coach Bob Castell. Kania, whose cousins James and Michael played golf for Villanova University, will be attending Villanova as well this fall. Read the story >
By Edwin Malet, County Lines Magazine
Independent school students score awards at national and regional contests. Read the story on our student-artists and robotics competitors >
From startup founders and nonprofit directors to creatives and fashion designers, these wunderkinds are making waves in Philadelphia’s western suburbs. Read the Main Line Today story, featuring Garrett Snider '14 and VI Former Nik Chakraborty.
Read the Philly.com articles: NCAA lacrosse Final Four: A decade’s worth of progress has led Penn State to the top, with a title in sight and NCAA lacrosse Final Four: Virginia’s Dox Aitken, from Haverford School, gets another shot at Duke in Saturday’s semifinal.
As part of the individualized college counseling process, V Form students participated in workshops and mock interviews with college admissions officers.
HAVERFORD TWP., Pa. (WPVI) -- Students at two local schools shared a special day together after spending the year corresponding as pen pals. The students first met face to face in the fall and then wrote each other letters over the course of the year. This was their second in-person visit. They have found they have a lot in common, like Haverford School's Chase and Timothy School's Zenia, who both love music. See the clip >
More than two dozen Haverford students will continue their athletic careers at their respective colleges and universities in 11 different sports. Go Fords!
Bentley Homes‘ trajectory somewhat resembles that of the Baby Boom generation its founder Tom Bentley belongs to: He started out building townhouses on the Main Line right around the time his fellow Boomers were abandoning the places where they lived while in college for more comfortable digs in the ‘burbs. Then, as they grew older and more affluent, he started building bigger single-family residences there and in Chester County. Read the full profile of Tom Bentley '70 in Philadelphia Magazine >
By Tom Utescher, Chestnut Hill Local
Track teams from this side of the Schuylkill River claimed the 2017 and 2018 Inter-League titles, but in the 2019 championships at Episcopal Academy, past winners Penn Charter and Germantown Academy could not match the output of runners from Haverford School. Read the story >
By Matthew DeGeorge, Delco Daily Times
The Haverford School lacrosse team packed into a classroom so tightly Thursday afternoon that assistant coaches were relegated to the hallway. But when head coach John Nostrant walked in, you could hear a pin drop. Read the story >
IV Former Christopher Moller is currently showing seven of his oil paintings at the Historic Yellow Springs (HYS) 46th Annual Art Show and Sale in Chester Springs, Pa. At 16 years old, Moller is the youngest showing artist in HYS history.
Students participated in a morning of service and an afternoon of field games as part of Middle School Philip Bishop Day. Sixth graders worked on seeding, planting, and clean-up at Haverford's gardens and at the nearby Project HOME, Sharpe Park, and Gompers School. Form I students weeded and cleaned garden beds at Skunk Hollow Community Gardens, while Form II students went to Haverford Reserve for trail clean-up and tree planting.
In his final year as an Upper School English and history teacher, W.D. Ehrhart served as the 21st annual Edward R. Hallowell Literary Lecture speaker. Ehrhart recited several of his poems, and shared the stories that inspired his writing, to a standing-room only audience on April 23.
By Michael Reichert, consulting school psychologist
hen boys shut down and push everyone away, parents often become confused or upset. This can cause parents to pepper their son with questions, making it seem to the boy that their “need to know” is the real issue. Read the story, and register for Dr. Reichert's Best for Boys talk on May 8 >
By Ty Xanders, Inside Lacrosse
John Nostrant, who has led Haverford (Pa.) for the past 28 years, will be announced as the next Gilman (Md.) head coach this week, multiple sources have told Inside Lacrosse. Nostrant notified his team Wednesday morning and will finish up the season with the Fords, currently ranked No. 11 nationally. Read the Inside Lacrosse story, and Gilman's announcement >
The Haverford School robotics team placed third in the VEX Robotics World Championships held in Louisville, Ky. The showing is the best overall finish the team has ever had at Worlds. More than 20,000 teams from around the world began the season, with 1,600 teams qualifying for the World Championships
Bob Burch has been immersing his children in entrepreneurship for their whole lives. Just about literally. Read the story in The Wall Street Journal >
As the culminating event of second-graders' study of Africa, they complete a Walk for Water service project. After learning about the hardship that many children in rural areas endure to access clean drinking water, second grade boys walk three miles with two gallons of water.
In a talk based upon his new book, How to Raise a Boy, Dr. Michael Reichert reviews what we know and what we are missing when it comes to raising our sons. Building on his research and clinical experience, as well as from other research in boyhood studies and interpersonal neuroscience, his perspective affirms the goodness of boys and offers a roadmap for all those who care for them.
By Terry Toohey, Delco Times
The Haverford School made history in the boys' 4 x 100-meter relay heats Friday at the 125th Penn Relays.
No, the Fords did not set the school record. Their time, 42.61 seconds, was the second-fastest in program history.
The Haverford School lacrosse program will host the inaugural #10VE Lacrosse Celebration fundraiser and clinic on Saturday, May 4 on Sabol Field. All fundraising proceeds will go to the School’s James K. “Kip” Taviano ’13 Scholarship Fund, which was established in 2016 in memory of Kip
The Haverford School Alumni Association held the annual alumni awards ceremony on April 18 in front of the Upper School community. Josh Levine ’ 94, President of the Alumni Executive Council, presented the Alumni Service Award to John Stoviak ’69 and the Distinguished Alumnus Award to Russell C. Ball III ’84.
By Josh Dubow, AP
Mike Mayock is used to being under the spotlight on NFL draft weekend. Read the story >
By Jesse Bernstein, Jewish Exponent
The Philadelphia Jewish Sports Hall of Fame will induct its 22nd class of athletes and memorable figures of the Philadelphia Jewish sporting world on April 30 in a ceremony at Congregation Rodeph Shalom. Read the story >
The 21st annual Edward R. Hallowell Literary Lecture features author, poet, and Haverford School teacher W.D. Ehrhart. The event will be held on Tuesday, April 23 at 7:30 p.m. in Ball Auditorium.
By Matthew DeGeorge, Delco Times
On each wrist, Christian Ray carries a reminder of Dec. 29. On his right wrist is a tattoo of the date, the birthday of his mother, Sharon. His left wrist sports the remnants of a game on that date — against Cherokee High School in a holiday tourney at Widener, when the Haverford School forward went up for a dunk and came down awkwardly on his arm. Read the story >
ADVNC Lacrosse Founder & CEO Chris Rotelli welcomes Penn State attackman, Grant Ament to the podcast. Ament and his Nittany Lions are currently the unanimous No. 1 ranked team in NCAA Men’s Division I Lacrosse. Ament leads the NCAA in assists and is third nationally in points. Listen to the podcast, including Ament's reflections on his experience at Haverford (8:50) >
Form I student Chase will perform in Opera Philadelphia’s production of Puccini’s La Boheme at the Academy of Music between April 26 and May 5. Chase, a member of the Haverford Celebrantes, will also perform a solo during the performance.
Dr. Erica Armstrong Dunbar, a renowned historian, author, and lecturer, spoke at the 29th annual Davis R. Parker Memorial History Lecture, an endowed lecture series at The Haverford School, on April 10.
Cole Stecker, Form V, earned the U.S. Department of State's National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) scholarship to study in China this summer, including six weeks in Shanghai.
Consulting school psychologist Michael Reichert is featured on Philly.com and CBS' "This Morning" on the heels of publishing his book, How to Raise a Boy: The Power of Connection to Raise Good Men. Reichert will speak at The Haverford School on May 8 as part of the School's Best for Boys Speaker Series.
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