Preparing Boys for Life

Ribbon-cutting ceremony officially opens new Middle School

The Haverford School’s state-of-the-art Middle School was officially opened during a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Sept. 8. In a small, but meaningful ceremony, Head of School Dr. John Nagl, Former Chairman of the Board of Trustees Bill Yoh ’89 P’18 ‘24, Chairman of the Board of Trustees Maurice Glavin ’83 P’14 ‘16 ‘20, and Head of Middle School Dr. Jay Greytok ’83 shared remarks to mark the special occasion. 

Dr. Greytok officially opened the Middle School while Dr. Nagl, Mr. Yoh and Mr. Glavin enthusiastically cheered him on. They then toured the completed building.

“I am excited to open the new building and can’t wait for our boys to have the opportunity to experience it,” said Dr. Greytok. “We are certainly grateful to the Board of Trustees and to all of our parents and everyone who made the reality of this building happen.” 

The new Middle School houses 16 innovative classrooms, a Learning Commons, custom robotics and STEM spaces, areas for boys to collaborate across grade levels, and grade-specific “neighborhoods” dedicated to the various developmental stages of middle school-aged boys. The completion of the new Middle School marks the successful close of the current campus master plan. 

“The virtue of this unusual year is teamwork,” said Dr. Nagl. “It took a lot of teamwork to build this new Middle School, and I couldn’t be more grateful for everyone who did their part to make it a reality.”

Watch the ribbon-cutting ceremony on Vimeo >