Preparing Boys for Life

Essential Qualities of a Haverford School Graduate

With the background of a superior liberal arts education, a Haverford School graduate should:
  • Think critically and communicate effectively
  • Possess intellectual curiosity and a passion for lifelong learning
  • Demonstrate strong character, a sound moral compass, and the courage to uphold the highest standards of ethical and legal behavior
  • Be a compassionate person who takes joy in the accomplishments of others and supports those struggling to surmount life’s difficult challenges
  • Strive to maintain a healthy mind and body – exercising self-discipline and moderation, and avoiding illegal or abusive drug and alcohol use
  • Be resilient, committed to hard work and perseverance, and responsive to constructive criticism
  • Be a positive leader and understand the importance of serving others
  • Collaborate and compete with grace
  • Respect and understand people of different genders and backgrounds, and live as a cooperative and engaged citizen of the global community