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.

Mission

The Haverford School community prepares boys for life by developing men of character, intellect, and compassion who will transform our world. 

Vision

The Haverford School will create and nurture a supportive and inclusive community in which boys develop a passion for lifelong learning, creative problem solving, and sound decision making. We will inspire our students to be intellectually curious and provide them with the skills and judgment to flourish in our rapidly changing world. 

Walk of Virtues

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

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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.

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