Haverford's interdisciplinary and dynamic Lower School art classes teach boys everything from fine motor skills to self expression.
Character and Citizenship
Our Character and Citizenship program teaches boys to become mentors and leaders through partnering with their peers and serving their communities.
The Lower School library holds books that capture the imagination of boys at every level. They learn how to use a library, explore their preferences, and develop a love for reading.
Our science-backed literacy program starts in pre-kindergarten and runs through each Lower School grade. The program provides a strong foundation for boys as they continue their educational journey.
Haverford's mathematics classes emphasize practical problem solving and logical reasoning. Differentiated learning engages every student, expanding each boy's potential.
The Haverford School was one of the first schools in the country to adopt the Kódaly approach to teaching musicianship, emphasizing collaboration and exploration.
Physical education courses build the foundations for an active lifestyle, building coordination and endurance alongside camaraderie and sportsmanship.
Our science curriculum encourages the natural curiosity of our students. Boys learn to use their five senses in their explorations, asking questions, and making observations that lead to discovery.
Character development informs The Haverford School's social studies curriculum, where boys learn empathy by exploring different perspectives.
Day in the Life
Fisher, a fourth grade student, describes working alongside his pre-kindergarten buddy.
Students participate in service learning, including the second grade's Walk for Water, which improves water access for disadvantaged communities in Africa.
Meet the Head of the Lower School
Dr. Pam Greenblatt
Dr. Pam Greenblatt is Head of Lower School, where she implemented a structured literacy program, a design-thinking curriculum, and a new, evidence-based math program.
Dr. Greenblatt joined The Haverford School in 2014 as Director of the Enrichment and Learning Center. Previously, she worked in several capacities at AIM Academy, including as Director of Curriculum and Instruction.
She holds a B.A. in Psychology; Speech and Hearing Science from The George Washington University, an M.A. in Speech and Language Pathology from The George Washington University, and an Ed.D. in Educational and Organizational Leadership from the University of Pennsylvania.