Preparing Boys for Life.

Middle School

Welcome to our Middle School. In Crosman Hall we build boys into men, challenging them academically, artistically, and athletically as they grow in intelligence, creativity, and strength.

A daily assortment of liberal arts classes, mixed with the fine arts and sports, create a well-rounded boy who begins to find his aptitudes and where he fits in the world. Thinkers and doers, these young men are encouraged to take risks and make mistakes in a safe, supportive, and caring environment as we prepare them for the next step, high school.

Meet Sam, eighth grade

More about Haverford's Middle School:

  • Our teachers are professionals in understanding and meeting the needs of the adolescent boy. They are kind, patient and focused on building relationships and encouraging students to engage in their learning.
  • Middle school boys love to move. From class to recess to sports, our boys are active and we use their energy to promote learning through doing.
  • A liberal arts curriculum includes studies in English, mathematics, American and world history, science, Spanish, Latin, 2D and 3D art, multi-media, theater, music, and health and physical education. In the spring, eighth grade students choose an elective such as marketing, finance, leadership, philosophy, Chinese, or programming.
  • Managing expectations and learning organization techniques are also a part of our curriculum as part of our continued focus on character education and development.
  • Middle School is a great place to try new things, take risks and make mistakes. Whether in the classroom, the stage, the field, or even a school dance, we want our boys to be courageous and make what seems impossible, possible.
  • Activities outside the classroom and fieldhouse include a world-ranked robotics program, award-winning choirs, outstanding musical productions, MathCounts, Reading Olympics, Math Olympiad, Model UN, INK - our Middle School diversity group, the Middle School newspaper Crosman Chronicles, Arduino, and leadership programs like Student Council, House Council, and Peer Mediation.


Browse the navigation to learn more about our Middle School and its best-for-boys curriculum and program. You'll get to know our Head of Middle School, a graduate of the Class of 1983; find information about our sixth, seventh, and eighth grade academics; and see how we're building men of character through our signature leadership, service learning, and global studies initiatives. Situated outside Philadelphia, this private middle school for boys will help your son become his best self.

Middle School Happenings


The Haverford School Parents’ Association held the annual Party and Auction on Nov. 3. The event, which had the theme ‘Let’s Hear it for the Boys,’ raised more than $200,000. All funds raised support important initiatives at the School, including service learning programs, the performing arts, athletics, facility improvements, academic programs, faculty support, and scholarships for students.


As part of their study of music, eighth-grade boys write original lyrics and compose a song. Several groups are selected to perform for the Middle School students and faculty in the 250-seat Ball Auditorium. Every group must include a singer and guitar player but can incorporate other instruments that the students practice as part of various ensembles.


Dr. Howard Stevenson is the Constance E. Clayton Professor of Urban Education and Director of the Racial Empowerment Collaborative at the University of Pennsylvania. On Nov. 12, he visited The Haverford School to educate faculty and staff on racial literacy during the School's in-service day, and for a group session with the School's Faculty Inclusion Committee. That evening, Haverford hosted a racial literacy parent education event in collaboration with The Agnes Irwin School.