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 2016-17 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 mentors/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 division mentor(s), class parent(s) or an HSPA board member.

Stephenie Tellez
HSPA Chairman
solraczellet@verizon.net

Ann Glavin
HSPA Vice Chairman
aglavin@totalscopeinc.com

Dorothy Walker
HSPA Second Vice Chairman
dorothyschadewalker@gmail.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.

Parent Mentors

Lower School

Pre-kindergarten
Amy Briddell
ACBriddell@comcast.net

Kindergarten
Jonelle McDaniel
jrm51@verizon.net

Jill Ravenscroft
Jill.ravenscroft@gmail.com

First Grade
Jennifer Garzia
jngarzia@outlook.com

Second Grade
Donna McNally
dcmcnally@verizon.net

Third Grade
Tara Levensten
tara.levensten@gmail.com

Fourth Grade
Barbara Cooper
Barbcooper22@hotmail.com

Fifth Grade
Erika Hayne
erikahayne@yahoo.com

Deb Putter
deb@debputterphotography.com

Middle School

Sixth Grade
Connie Lees
connie.lees@myciowp.com

Form I (7th Grade)
Lauren Sullivan
laurensully@yahoo.com

Form II (8th Grade)
Naima Sanders
naimaanddamon@yahoo.com

Megan Flinn
flinn106@gmail.com

Upper School

Form III (9th Grade)
Laina Driscoll
lainacdriscoll@yahoo.com

Linda Hubschmidt
lhubschmidt@comcast.net

Form IV (10th Grade)
Nancy Follman
NNFEML@verizon.net

Barb Ward
barbarabward@verizon.net

Form V (11th Grade)
Kristen Luke Brooks
TEBKLB@gmail.com

Form VI (12th Grade)
Laurie Dennis
laurie.HSPA@comcast.net

Sanna Henderer
jhenderer@yahoo.com

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