Preparing Boys for Life

Student Visits

We're thrilled that you have begun the application process to The Haverford School! Please find details on the next step in the process—the student visit—below.

  • Masks will not be required in kindergarten-12th grade. Visitors to the pre-kindergarten class are still required to wear a mask, as that grade has many students under 5 years of age who are unable to receive a vaccine. 
     
  • We recommend that parents and students who are unvaccinated continue to wear a mask, as well as those who have been recently exposed to the virus. 
     
  • We are limiting the number of adults per student to 2.
     
  • All adult visitors must have a photo ID.

Lower School parent and student visits

Visiting parents whose sons are not visiting on the same day, please arrive at our Upper School building (the main entrance on Lancaster Avenue). If you are scheduled to visit on the same day as your son, please arrive at the Lower School building (located off our back entrance on Railroad/College Avenue). There are visitor parking spots in the front row.

Pre-kindergarten

Your son's visit will be scheduled from 9:00 to 10:30 during the week. All visitors to Pre-k must wear a mask. An early literacy and math screening will be administered. Attire is comfortable play clothes. Please bring him to the Lower School building. (Parents whose son is applying to Pre-k must wear a mask during the tour.)

Kindergarten

Students applying to Kindergarten may visit any day from 8:30-10:30 a.m., beginning in Nov. An early literacy and math screening will be administered. Attire is a shirt with a collar (plain, button-down, polo, or turtleneck), khakis, and sneakers. Please bring him to the Lower School building.

Grade 1

Students applying to first grade may visit any day from 8:30-11:30 a.m., beginning in November. Reading and math evaluations will be administered. Attire is a shirt with a collar (plain, button-down, polo, or turtleneck), khakis, and sneakers. Please bring him to the Lower School building.

Grades 2-5

For students applying to Grades 2-5, we require a half-day visit beginning in Oct. (arrival/dismissal times for each grade is below). Reading and math evaluations will be administered. Attire is a shirt with a collar (plain, button-down, polo, or turtleneck), khakis, and sneakers. Please bring him to the Lower School building.

  • Grade 2: 8:30-11:15
  • Grades 3-5: 8:30-12:15

Middle and Upper School parent and student visits

All visits will begin at the Upper School building (main entrance on Lancaster Avenue). There are visitor parking spots in front.

Grade 6

For students applying to Grade 6, we require a full-day visit from 8:30 a.m. to 2:15 p.m., beginning in Oct. Your son will be asked to do a writing sample during the day. Lunch is provided, or he may bring a lunch (we are peanut free). Normal dress code for our Middle and Upper School students includes khakis, blazer, and tie. We understand that this is not normal attire for most boys, so we have extra blazers and ties on hand to loan out for your son’s visit.

Grades 7-8

For students applying to Grades 7-8, we require a full-day visit from 8:30 a.m. to 2:15 p.m., beginning in Oct. Your son will be asked to do a writing sample during the day. Lunch is provided, or he may bring a lunch (we are peanut free). Normal dress code for our Middle and Upper School students includes khakis, blazer, and tie. We understand that this is not normal attire for most boys, so we have extra blazers and ties on hand to loan out for your son’s visit.

Grades 9-12

For students applying to Grades 9-12, we require a full-day visit from 8:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m., on Mon., Tues., Thurs., and Fri. The schedule is 8:45 to 3:15 on Wed.

Your son will be asked to do a writing sample during the day. Lunch is provided, or he may bring a lunch (we are peanut free). Normal dress code for our Middle and Upper School students includes khakis, blazer, and tie. We understand that this is not normal attire for most boys, so we have extra blazers and ties on hand to loan out for your son’s visit.

Questions?

Please contact Suzanne Tassoni at admissions@haverford.org if you have any questions about your visit.

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