Preparing Boys for Life

Preparing Boys for Life

The Haverford School has a consistent vision of the best that boys can be.

Preparing your son academically for the future is undoubtedly one of the most valuable benefits of a Haverford education. But just as importantly, we give boys a foundation of skills they need to lead a fulfilling and meaningful life.

Our teachers know that boys and girls interact differently with the educational environment, and we teach to the unique needs and strengths of boys. This helps boys realize their full human potential – socially, morally, and intellectually. At Haverford, young men get a strong academic foundation, make lifelong friends, and learn to serve their wider community.

At Haverford, we create a culture that celebrates boys. We recognize their innate competitiveness, their boundless energy, their need to learn with their hands and by doing, and their sense of humor and justice, and we teach accordingly. We develop compassion and empathy, and teach that such traits are the full expression of being a man. John A. Nagl, Headmaster

Meet Our Alumni

The achievements of The Haverford School's alumni reflect the School's ongoing commitment to its mission of preparing boys for life. A strong network of nearly 5,000 alumni dots the globe and includes orchestra directors and technology entrepreneurs, scientific researchers and venture capitalists, international aid workers and Olympic hopefuls, astronauts and high-ranking government officials.

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Preparing Boys for Life-Upper and Lower School

Our 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