Preparing Boys for Life.

Academics & Test Scores

Seventy eight of our graduates over the past five years have been recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. In addition, many have been awarded merit scholarships at colleges and universities, as well as outside organizations.

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Average Upper School class size

120

Teaching faculty, pre-k-12

970

Enrolled students in 2016-17, pre-k-12

58%

Faculty holding advanced degrees

24.5%

Students of color

17

Inter-scholastic sports

10

Art studios, plus an Engineering & Design Lab and two performance theaters

14%

Percentage of students in the Class of 2018 recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation

$7.7M

Amount of need-based tuition assistance granted in 2016-17

Academic Performance & Test Scores

National Merit Scholarship Competition

Year 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014
Semi-finalists/finalists 5% 6% 6% 4% 7%
Commended 9% 10% 10% 12% 11%
Total 14% 16% 16% 16% 18%

 

Scholastic Aptitude Test Scores (Score Range): Class of 2017-18

Scores reflect the Revised SAT

Score

 

EBRW
(Verbal)
Math
800-700 51% 46%
690-600 33% 38%
590-500 15% 14%
Below 500 1% 2%

 

Scholastic Aptitude Test Scores (Section): Class of 2017-18

Scores reflect the Revised SAT

Section Mean Middle 50%
EBRW (Verbal) 670 620-730
Math 680 590-740
Combined 1360 1210-1460

 

Scholastic Aptitude Test Scores (Subject): Classes of 2014-18

Subject Mean Middle 50%
Biology 690 650-740
Chemistry 700 650-760
Math I 620 550-680
Math II 700 640-760
U.S. History 660 600-720
English Lit 610 540-670


American College Test Scores: Classes of 2014-18

Subject Mean Middle 50%
English 30 26-35
Math 29 25-32
Reading 29 25-33
Science 28 25-31
Composite 29 26-32


Advanced Placement Exam Scores: Classes of 2013-17

Note: In the 2004-05 academic year, the School discontinued our Advanced Placement curriculum in favor of our own demanding curriculum. Many of our students still elect to sit for the AP Exams.

Subject Score 4 or 5 Score 3, 4, or 5
All tests 74% 92%

 

Curriculum

Most Demanding Courses Offered at The Haverford School

The Most Demanding Courses are designated with an asterisk * on the transcript. Note that English VI*, European Dictators*, Conflict & Genocide in Contemporary Africa*, Electronics*, and Theater III* are fall semester classes only. There is not a companion * class which continues in the spring semester.

English
English IV* (fall)

Language
Latin II*
Latin III*
Latin IV*
Latin V*
Spanish II*
Spanish III*
Spanish IV*
Spanish V*
Chinese III*
Chinese IV*

Mathematics
Geometry*
Algebra II*
PreCalculus*
Calculus I*
Calculus II*
Statistics*
Science

Biology*
Molecular Biology* (spring)
Chemistry*
Electronics* (fall)
Engineering* (fall)
Advanced Physics*
Organic Chemistry* (fall)
Advanced Lab Research*
Physiology* (fall)
Global Impacts of Infectious Diseases* (spring)

Music
Adv Music Theory*
Adv Music History*

Theater
Theatre III* (spring)
Art

2-D Art: Portfolio*
2-D Art: Senior Thesis*
3-D Art: Portfolio*
3-D Art: Senior Thesis*
Video & Animation II* (fall)

History
U.S. History*
European Dictators* (fall)
Economics: Macro* (fall)
Economics: Micro* (spring)
Contemporary African History*
Government & Politics* (fall)