Preparing Boys for Life

Welcome, Alumni!

This site will serve as your port of call to reconnect with the School and your former classmates, no matter where you are located across the globe. We invite you to explore the tabs at left to learn more about what is going on at your alma mater.

If you have any alumni, event, or website related questions or suggestions, please contact Andrew Bailey '02 at Go Fords!

Alumni News

Charles Ball receives the award from Alan R. Shaffer, deputy under secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment.

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's (LLNL's) Debbie and Charles Ball ’80 have received the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) Medal for Exceptional Public Service while on assignment with OSD. The medal is presented by the secretary of Defense to non-career federal employees, private citizens and foreign nationals.

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Campus News

Elijah Lee

Elijah Lee, a senior at The Haverford School, recently completed a three-year project of 3D printing a full-scale carbon cello, and his interest in this field led him to found Forte3D. Lee is the co-president of the School’s a cappella group The Notables and serves as the president of the Haverford Orchestra. He serves as one of only five Tour Guide Captains, meaning that he is a main figure that prospective families see when they visit Haverford. He is a member of the Haverford Materials Group (soft robotics) and has placed first in the Soft Robotics Toolkit Design Competition. Lee was published in the Soft Robotics journal and Journal of Chemical Education. His interest in soft robotics has also led him to several conference presentations, including one at NASA. Lee is also a member of Haverford’s VEX Robotics team that captured the state championship in 2020. At Haverford, he’s been awarded the Music Technology Prize, the Rudolph Hamma Blythe Jr ’59 Computer Award, and the Williams College Book Award. Off-campus, Lee interned at MIT in the Therapeutic Technology Design and Development Lab, during which he developed tools for bench-top left atrial appendage flow simulation. He also has interned at Penn Medicine in the Laboratory for Structural Physiologic and Functional Imaging to generate training data for automated spinal CT segmentation.

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STEPs Day: Middle School boys consider United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals

This fall, Middle School boys took part in STEPs Day—or “Solving The Earth’s Problems.” The boys researched the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals and considered how those problems impact them, their communities, and their world. Middle School faculty members Emily Odeh, Mario Masso, and Kori Brown led the program.

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When the teacher becomes the student
Daphne Monroy, Middle school Chinese teacher

Middle School Chinese teacher Daphne Monroy has been engaging in professional development, practicing Chinese ink painting as a way to more fully teach the culture in her Chinese language classrooms. The School’s Summer Institute for the Growth of Haverford Teachers and Staff (SIGHTS) supports this professional development, which has a direct impact on Monroy's students through a fuller representation of the multi-faceted culture examined in her class. The late coordinator of the SIGHTS program, Becca Davis, expressed support for Monroy's professional development, saying, “I am impressed with your commitment to professional growth and look forward to hearing how this work informs you and perhaps all of us. Congratulations and hurrah for your love of learning. You inspire me.” Below, Monroy's reflects on lessons learned while creating the art shown above.

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On Reading: Lower School music teacher and choral director Val Case
Karen Suter, Middle School reading teacher

In this series, called On Reading, Middle School reading teacher Karen Suter interviews Haverford School community members on their reading habits and book recommendations. In this blog post, Val Case, Lower School music teacher and choral director, Fantastic Fords band director, and accompanist for concerts and productions, discusses her favorite books shared with her sons, Josh Case ’20 and current Haverford students Andrew and Christian, in Form V and Form I, respectively. She shares her favorite sources of book recommendations, ways of reading, and favorite gifts to give.

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