Preparing Boys for Life


All Haverford students are required to be enrolled in a year-long English course every year. Each level of English class is populated by students in that form only (i.e. all third formers take English I). In the spring semester of their sixth form year, students select one from an array of electives to complete their English requirement. Below you will find descriptions of the advanced (denoted by an *) and standard course offerings.

Core Courses

English at The Haverford School

English IV: Spring Seminars

In the spring, English IV becomes a seminar style topic-centered class based on the college model, in which students assume more responsibility for class discussion and presentation. The department gives students the opportunity to indicate preference of seminars, but sections are formed in the fall at the discretion of the department and depend upon staffing and class-size limits. Recent offerings include: