Preparing Boys for Life.

Athletics at Haverford

Above the doorway of the athletic building is the Latin phrase Mens Sana in Corpore Sano: a healthy mind in a healthy body. This phrase is one of the guiding principles in our mission of preparing boys for life. We believe that participation in a vigorous athletic program helps develop our young men to face various challenges and opportunities, as well as foster lifetime bonds with their fellow teammates. Michael Murphy, Director of Athletics

Varsity lacrosse The Haverford School vs. Gilman

The Haverford School is a member of the Inter-Academic Athletic League (Inter-Ac), the oldest interscholastic athletic league in the country. In the past decade, Haverford has won championships in cross-country, soccer, football, squash, hockey, lacrosse, baseball, tennis, crew, swimming, wrestling, and golf.

17 Heyward Cup wins
16 inter-scholastic sports
4 international squash courts with viewing pavilion
4 fields, including three artificial turf fields and one grass field
4 tennis courts
1 baseball diamond
1 outdoor track
1 six-lane, 25-meter swimming pool with one-meter diving platform
1 wellness center with strength and cardiovascular training equipment
1 two-mat wrestling pavilion with flexible staging area and spectator stands


Athletics are a vital part of the total curriculum of The Haverford School. We foster an environment where young people reach their fullest potential intellectually, emotionally, and physically. Offering a diverse program of 16 interscholastic sports, we require team participation throughout Middle and Upper School.

Haverford discourages boys from specializing in one particular sport. Rather, boys are encouraged to vary their athletic experiences to enhance diversity in learning. In addition to physical participation, students are also offered opportunities to contribute to teams in administrative capacities. The athletic experience at Haverford teaches the principles of participation, excellence, discipline, loyalty, self-confidence, enthusiasm, and cooperative learning. 

Haverford School crew

award winning nationally ranked squash team

2017-18 Season Accolades

  • Won 17th Heyward Cup, most of any Inter-Ac school
  • Squash - No. 2 national ranking; MASA Champions for third consecutive year
  • Tennis - Inter-Ac Champions for ninth consecutive year
  • Swimming - Inter-Ac Champions; Eastern Interscholastic Swimming Champions
  • Basketball - Inter-Ac Champions; PAISSA tournament finalist

Track and Field at The Haverford School

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Health and Wellness

In Physical Education class, we aim to increase students' physical, social, and emotional well-being. Learn about Physical Education at Haverford >


Michael Murphy

Director of Athletics
610-642-3020, x1909

Bill Wardle

Head Athletic Trainer
Assistant Director of Athletics

Sheila Maginn

Administrative Assistant to the Athletic Director