Preparing Boys for Life.

New Families

Dear New Families,

On behalf of The Haverford School, The Haverford School Parents’ Association (HSPA) would like to welcome you to the 2017-18 school year! We are thrilled that your family has chosen to join the Haverford community. Not only are you now a part of this exceptional learning institution, but you are now a member of the HSPA. The HSPA is a great way to get involved within the community and a valuable transitional resource.

The beginning of any new journey can feel a bit overwhelming. The HSPA hopes to ease this feeling and assist you in making your transition to Haverford. There is a team of class parents and HSPA board members (see below) who can help answer any of your questions and point you in the right direction.

Take some time to navigate through this new family page and if you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact your class parent(s) or an HSPA board member.

Ann Glavin
HSPA Chairman
aglavin@totalscopeinc.com

Dorothy Walker
HSPA Vice Chairman
dorothyschadewalker@gmail.com

Alicia Payne
HSPA Second Vice Chairman
aliciapayne@mac.com

FAQ: Lower School

What are the hours of Lower School?

Pre-kindergarten
8:20 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Kindergarten
8:20 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

First Grade
8:20 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Second Grade
8:20 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Third Grade
8:20 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.

Fourth Grade
8:20 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.

Fifth Grade
8:20 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.

Do you have extended hours?

The boys can be dropped off as early as 7:30 a.m. (no charge). We do have the ability to keep the boys until 6 p.m. (some fees apply). Read about our After Care and Enrichment programs >

What is the Lower School Dress Code?

Shirt: white, yellow, maroon, or gold; collared, knit polo, or turtleneck; either long or short sleeves, or Oxford button-down. Shirts must be tucked in!

Pants: khaki or navy. Shorts of these colors are permitted during the warm-weather months from September through Oct. 31, and April 1 through the first week of June. Cargo pants and cargo shorts are not permitted.

Shoes: sneakers with Velcro and shoes with laces tied.

Physical Education classes: all boys in kindergarten through Grade 5 will need a Haverford School reversible gym shirt. Only sneakers are allowed on the gym floor.

Hair should be neatly groomed and out of the eyes of the student.

Jewelry is not allowed in any form.

When will I get my class assignment?

Fall packets will be sent via mail on Aug. 15.

Where can I find summer reading lists?

Summer reading information is available at www.haverford.org/summerreading.

FAQ: Middle/Upper School

What is the Middle/Upper School Dress Code?

A coat and tie are required in all buildings throughout the academic day (8 a.m.-3:15 p.m.) and students are expected to be neat and well groomed. Teachers reserve the right to allow students to remove their jackets while in class, and at times the Division Head may declare that coats are not necessary during the academic day when the weather is hot.

Students may wear:

  • A sports coat or blazer
  • Dress shirt with tie
  • Trousers with belt loops and a belt or shorts with belt loops and a belt
  • Socks and shoes
  • Boots (in bad weather only)

Hair: neat, above the shirt collar, and of natural color

Students may not wear:

  • Jeans, cargo pants, cargo shorts, or pants without belt loops and a belt
  • Shorts on the first day of school or on the day of any formal assembly (sports, Honors’ Day, etc.)
  • Clogs, sandals, Tevas, Birkenstocks, backless shoes, sneakers, or sneaker-like varieties
  • Hats
  • Sweatshirts or fleeces
  • Winter coats in any building during the academic day
  • iPod/MP3/music players, sunglasses, visible chains, earrings
  • Hair longer than collar length, beards, ponytails, sideburns, and/or mustaches

How do I report an absence?

Lower School: 610-642-3020, x1957

Middle School: 610-642-3020, x1968

Upper School: 610-642-3020, x1959

When will I receive fall information?

Fall packets will be sent via mail the middle of August.

Where can I find summer reading lists?

Summer reading information is available at www.haverford.org/summerreading.

How do I access MyBackpack?

New families will receive their MyBackpack login information in mid-August. Once you have your username and password, you can access MyBackpack on the right-hand side of the Parent page.

Class Parents

Lower School

Pre-kindergarten
TBD

Kindergarten
Liz Berger

First Grade
Stephanie McDermott

Second Grade
Melinda Berkman

Third Grade
Amber Dixon

Fourth Grade
Deb Putter

Fifth Grade
Allison Brucker-Cross

Caroline Linz

Middle School

Sixth Grade
Anne Ford

Form I (7th Grade)
Shannon Zeller

Form II (8th Grade)
Heather Kohl

Lindsey Page

Upper School

Form III (9th Grade)
Sharonda Smith-Sims

Andrea Pettibone

Form IV (10th Grade)
Kristen Dehney

Beth Stone

Form V (11th Grade)
Ellen Delea Williams

Sheryl Parente

Form VI (12th Grade)
Terri Rhodes

Susan Farmer

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