Preparing Boys for Life

The Haverford School begins construction on new Middle School

The Haverford School began construction on a new Middle School in July. Members of the Board of Trustees, Middle School students, and School leadership performed a ceremonial groundbreaking to mark the occasion and bid farewell to Crosman Hall, which has served the School for more than six decades.

The new building and the faculty’s pedagogy will impact thousands of boys for decades to come and will provide them the tools to succeed in an ever-changing world. Maurice Glavin ’83, Trustee and Chair of the Building Committee 

The new Middle School will house students in grades six through eight and will provide a 35% increase in square footage. The building is set to be complete in 2020.

“This is a watershed moment for The Haverford School. The School strives to prepare boys for life, and this new Middle School will do just that,” said trustee and Chair of the Building Committee Maurice Glavin ’83. “The new building and the faculty’s pedagogy will impact thousands of boys for decades to come and will provide them the tools to succeed in an ever-changing world.”   

The new Middle School is part of the School’s Character at Our Core campaign, a $50 million comprehensive campaign that will build upon the School’s leadership in educating boys.

The building is the final piece of the School’s campus master plan and features custom designs to support the growth and education of middle school-aged boys.

“We are so happy to see years of planning and preparation starting to become a reality on Haverford’s campus,” said Head of Middle School Dr. Jay Greytok ’83. “When complete, the new Middle School will provide the opportunity to expand our program to meet the needs of current educational pedagogy and the development of our middle school boys.”

The new building will house 16 state-of-the-art classrooms focused on collaboration, 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 boys.

The $18 million Middle School will also feature custom storage systems for every student, dynamic maker spaces, and a green roof supporting sustainability measures at the School.

Adams-Bickel Associates, a construction management and general contracting firm, is completing the new Middle School. The building was designed by a team at WRT, an architecture firm in Philadelphia. Aegis Property Group is providing project management support.

To learn more about the Character at Our Core campaign, or to support the project, visit haverford.org/characteratourcore.

To view photos of the demolition and construction, click here >