Preparing Boys for Life


The common goal of the Upper School Mathematics Program is to prepare students to be efficient problem solvers, effective communicators, independent/collaborative learners and confident critical thinkers.

At the conclusion of their time at Haverford, students must be able to read, write and think clearly in the language of mathematics. They shall possess the ability to explore, reason logically and make conjectures: facilities that extend well beyond the discipline. Our expectations are rigorous, relevant to the real world and reflect the knowledge and skills our graduates will need to be well prepared for the mathematical challenges facing global citizens of the 21st century. Our hope is that each student acquires a deep appreciation for the intrinsic beauty of mathematics as well as for its practical applicability.

critical thinking at The Haverford School

The role of critical thinking in the math curriculum was featured in a recent issue of Haverford School Today, the school magazine. Click to read the story >


Newton's Notebook

This math journal showcases pure and applied mathematics through articles by faculty and students.

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  • Applied math courses include Statistics, Economics, Finance, Advanced Topics in Mathematics, and Programming
  • Math Club
  • American Math Contest exam
  • Temple OWLympiad and Math Madness competitions

In the classroom

Haverford School math

Geometric constructions give the students an opportunity to see geometric relationships come to life in accurate diagrams. In this exercise, students explore the location and relationship of the points that define the Euler Line of a triangle.

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