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The Arts at Haverford

The Haverford School boasts a rich artistic heritage, approaching the arts as an integral part of each boy's education. We are proud to count many professional performing and visual artists among our alumni ranks.

The arts at Haverford enrich the life of every boy, providing him with ways of discovering and expressing himself. He works side-by-side with faculty who are practicing artists themselves, and who view the classroom and studio experience as integral to their professional growth and creative calling.

Art is an integral part of our vibrant daily life at Haverford; we host master classes and visiting artists, hold an annual Arts Festival, study at museums and galleries, and publish an arts and literary magazine, Pegasus, which was recently granted a gold medal by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association. Our arts program inspires creative thought that transcends disciplines.

Arts News

Junior Nelson Liu is Main Line Student of the Week

By Bruce Adams,
Junior Nelson Liu won The Haverford School Poetry Out Loud competition and represented the school at the regional championship in Philadelphia Jan. 27, where he finished runner-up. He is president of the Jazz Band; principal second violin of the String Ensemble; a member of the Hephaestus Society; and a member of the Spanish and Latin Language Honors Societies. A versatile athlete, he is coxswain on the Haverford crew team and a diver on the swimming team, which just won its second consecutive Inter-Ac title.

Lower School writers earn awards in 45th Gladwyne Library League Junior Author Contest

Students from nine local schools submitted entries for The Gladwyne Library League's 45th Annual Junior Author Contest. First- through fifth-graders competed in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. The Haverford School writers won 22 awards – 10 nonfiction, nine fiction, and three poetry! Each winner received a book supplied by Children's Book World in Haverford and will have their work bound and housed in the Gladwyne Free Library.

Students earn national acclaim: Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

The national Scholastic Art & Writing Awards recognized several Haverford School students for their work. In writing, judged locally by the Philadelphia Writing Project, 19 student-writers earned three Gold Keys, nine Silver Keys, and 14 Honorable Mentions in the categories of Personal Essay/Memoir, Journalism, Poetry, Short Story, and Critical Essay. Judged locally by the Philadelphia Arts in Education Partnership at The University of the Arts, nine student artists were recognized in the categories of Photography, Digital Art, Painting, and Architecture & Industrial Design, earning two Gold Keys, 11 Silver Keys, and five Honorable Mentions.

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Did You Know?

The famous American artist Maxfield Parrish was a member of Haverford's Class of 1888.

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