Preparing Boys for Life

Who We Are

The Haverford School is a vibrant, private day school for remarkable boys, pre-kindergarten-12th grade. Our campus is located on Philadelphia's Main Line.

The Haverford School is a leader in educating boys, and our boys are at the heart of all we do. They are talented scholars, artists, and athletes – and so much more. Our extraordinary educators and best-for-boys teaching methods challenge and inspire every student, while our intentional Character and Citizenship program builds men of strong empathy, integrity, and courage.

Walk of Virtues

Inscribed with the School’s 24 core virtues, the Walk of Virtues reinforces the characteristics that define a Haverford School graduate. 


The Haverford School, a nonsectarian college preparatory day school for pre-kindergarten through grade 12, provides a superior liberal arts education for qualified boys of differing backgrounds. We are committed to developing the full intellectual, artistic, athletic, and moral potential in each boy, and we aim to graduate young men with strong character who possess a passion for learning and the necessary problem-solving skills to make a difference in the world. The Haverford School prepares boys for life.

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The Haverford School seeks to prepare boys to succeed and provide leadership in a world that is globally and culturally interconnected, technologically ever-advancing, and environmentally vulnerable. Haverford strives to create and nurture a supportive and inclusive community in which boys will develop a passion for lifelong learning, creative problem-solving, and good decision making. Every aspect of our program fosters lasting friendships among the boys, as well as meaningful relationships between the boys and their teachers.

The Haverford faculty prepares each boy to be future-ready through developing his character and his emotional intelligence, as well as his academic, artistic, and athletic talents. Pairing the best of a liberal arts education with innovative programs and technology, Haverford inspires its students to be intellectually curious, mindful of the past, and equipped with the vision, judgment, and skills to be successful leaders. Haverford prepares boys to face and resolve tomorrow's challenges and to make enduring, positive contributions to this complex world.

This is a school that aims not just to educate the mind but also to build the character of the boys who walk along its paths as kindergarteners – as little boys – and again as seniors – as young men.

Headmaster John A. Nagl, D.Phil.

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Core Virtues

  • Perseverance
  • Courage
  • Humility
  • Confidence
  • Selflessness
  • Justice
  • Honor
  • Teamwork
  • Loyalty
  • Sharing
  • Honesty
  • Dedication
  • Scholarship
  • Integrity
  • Compassion
  • Respect
  • Friendship
  • Character
  • Support
  • Leadership
  • Communication
  • Dependability
  • Initiative
  • Creativity