Preparing Boys for Life

Virtual Events

Welcome to The Haverford School's Virtual Events webpage. Here, you can find highlights of past events and agendas and information regarding upcoming events. Please contact with any questions.

Closing Events

Lower School Closing Ceremony: June 1, 8:45 a.m.

Middle School Closing Ceremony: June 2, 10:30 a.m.

Class of 2020 Celebration: June 5, 2 p.m.

Join us in celebrating the Class of 2020 in this virtual Commencement ceremony, featuring School leadership and Commencement speaker Dr. Charles Ball '80, Department of Defense. The video will be available on this page, and at

The Commencement ceremony was filmed prior to the civil unrest our country is experiencing. Before watching the ceremony, we encourage you to read this letter from Head of School Dr. Nagl, Board of Trustees Chair Bill Yoh '89, and Student Body President Vincent Scauzzo reaffirming The Haverford School's core virtues and standing in solidarity with the Black and Brown members of our community.

Commencement Ceremony

Past Events

Scholarship Luncheon: April 15

scholarship luncheon online

On April 15, members of the Haverford School community gathered virtually for the annual Scholarship Luncheon. This event celebrates the connection between named scholarship recipients -- of which there were 72 this year -- and donors. While donors were unable to meet and converse with their scholars in person, they had the opportunity to hear from Keyveat Postell '16, a soon-to-be graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and incoming analyst for Goldman Sachs, and VI Former Ben Hokenson. 

Read more and watch the video > 

Toast to the Class of 2020: April 18

John Nagl toasts Class of 2020

On April 18, Headmaster Dr. Nagl, Head of Upper School Patrick Andren, and Form VI Dean Daniel Keefe toasted the Class of 2020 on what would have been their prom night. Read Dr. Nagl's remarks to the Class of 2020 >

Virtual Alumni Reception with the Headmaster: May 1, 4 p.m.

Headmaster Dr. John A. Nagl delivered State of the School remarks as well as an update on the Middle School building project. When the event concluded, alumni engaged their classes in virtual celebrations and conversations with reunion-year classmates. Faculty members, including Chris Fox (art), Tom Stambaugh '90 (English), Tim Lengel '07 (history), Bob Castell (Phys Ed), and Dan Keefe (English) made special appearances.

Grandparents'/Special Friends' Day: May 8

Each year, The Haverford School celebrates one of the important connections in our community: that between our boys and their grandparents and special friends. Grandparents visited to see messages from Haverford boys.

Signing Day: May 11

We held a Virtual Signing Day to recognize our senior athletes who will continue their athletic career in college. Read the story >

Cum Laude Induction: May 27, 5 p.m.

Founded in 1906, the Cum Laude Society is dedicated to honoring scholastic achievement in secondary schools. The founders of the society modeled Cum Laude after Phi Beta Kappa.  Membership in Cum Laude is the highest academic honor granted by The Haverford School.

To view a recording of this event, which includes remarks by Cum Laude speaker David Ford '93, please click here >

Hephaestus Dinner: May 28, 5 p.m.

Founded in 2014, The Hephaestus Society is dedicated to honoring excellence in academically focused extracurricular activities. Members are nominated by the faculty mentors of Speech and Debate, Robotics, The Index, The Haligoluk, Mock Trial, Model United Nations, Pegasus, and the Reading Olympics. Its motto is "The Mind is the Hammer of the Gods."