Preparing Boys for Life.

Realize inspiring spaces for every boy

Realize inspiring spaces

Realizing inspiring spaces for every boy means having a continuum of safe and appropriate learning spaces, from pre-kindergarten through sixth form. Previous campaigns have rebuilt much of our campus. Now is the time for the capstone project - a new Middle School that is pedagogically appropriate, safe and accessible, with flexible spaces that facilitate high-quality teaching and learning.

Building features and timeline

While we will miss Crosman Hall, it is important that our Middle School reflects a 21st century learning environment, including spaces that allow for collaboration, creativity, and innovation. The new building will meet the needs and vision of our program with larger classrooms, collaboration spaces, a learning commons, grade level-dedicated floors, gathering space for the entire Middle School, and a state-of-the-art maker space.

We will exit Crosman Hall for the final time on June 7, 2019. Starting in mid-August, faculty and staff will move into Virtue Village, which will open on the tennis courts at the start of school in September. Construction on the new Middle School will begin in June 2019 and conclude in August 2020. 

Our space that we hope to create for the boys is one where the program drives the space, the space doesn’t drive the program. They’re going to be in work environments where there won’t be too many walls – they’ll have to communicate and collaborate on a global level. We want to be sure they have those skills coming out of Middle School.
Jay Greytok '83, Head of Middle School

After watching the video to learn more about the vision for an inspiring space for our Middle School boys, go back in time in this student-produced documentary about Crosman Hall >

32,440

square footage of the new Middle School

20%

increase in classroom space

52%

increase in per-student square footage

3

Innovative spaces, including the Middle School Commons, Maker Space, and Learning Commons

$18M

estimated cost of the new Middle School

2020

anticipated opening of the new Middle School for the 2020-21 academic year

1952

year Crosman Hall was built

Haverford School middle school building

Middle School Naming Opportunities

$7.5 million

  • Middle School building

$1 million

  • Plaza Entrance - RESERVED
  • Lobby/Commons - RESERVED

$500,000

  • Maker Space 
  • Learning Commons 

$250,000

  • 6th Grade Alcove - RESERVED
  • Admin Office Suite - RESERVED
  • 7th Grade Alcove - RESERVED
  • 8th Grade Alcove - RESERVED
  • Green Roof Space

$150,000

  • First Floor Science Lab - RESERVED
  • Second Floor Science Lab - RESERVED
  • Third Floor Science Lab - RESERVED
  • Teachers Room
  • Private Dining

$100,000

  • First Floor Classroom (4) - RESERVED (4)
  • Second Floor Classroom (5) - RESERVED (1)
  • Third Floor Classroom (6) - RESERVED (2)

$50,000

  • Second Floor Collaboration Space
  • Small Classroom
  • Third Floor Collaboration Space

Haverford School middle school interior

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To all who have supported Character at Our Core in its early days, you have the heartfelt gratitude of the Haverford School community. To all considering a gift – or adding to a prior gift – now is the time to step forward.

All gifts, including those to The Haverford Fund, count toward this campaign. Please consider a gift in addition to your annual Haverford Fund support. You will be able to choose one or more capital, endowment, and operating priorities.

If you'd like to discuss a gift to Character at Our Core, please contact Jill Miller, Campaign Director, at 484-417-2792 or jmiller@haverford.org.

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