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Fords in Four: Piruz Partow '94

In Fords in Four, we ask an alum four questions; he shares insights and stories. Piruz Partow '94, executive director of Brooklyn Music School, shares his favorite Haverford memories and victories, as well as the lessons he learned and connections he built at the School. 

Fords in Four: Tom Caruso '06

In Fords in Four, we ask an alumnus four questions; he provides insights and stories. In this blog post, Tom Caruso '06 discusses lessons of creativity, persistence, and personal strength he learned at Haverford that still serve him in his winemaking career and helped him in founding his own label, Pray Tell Wines.

How Can Parents Encourage Inquiry in Their Child?

There are ways to encourage inquiry in your child that will support their learning across disciplines and well into their future. Dr. Daniel Goduti, head of the science department, shares ways to keep your child engaged in scientific thought. This piece originally appeared in Main Line Today.

Virtue of the year: compassion

Student Body President Vincent Scauzzo kicked off Opening Day with this speech announcing compassion as the virtue of the year and encouraging fellow students to focus on learning, growing, and making new friends. 

Fords in Four: Garrett Snider '14

In Fords in Four, we ask an alumnus four questions; he shares insights and stories. In this blog post, Garrett Snider '14, founder of the Childhood Resilience Foundation, shares his memories and lessons from Haverford, as well as how his time at the School influenced the creation of his foundation. 

Fords in Four: Nicholas Dodds '07

In Fords in Four, we ask an alumnus four questions; he shares insights and stories. In this blog post, Nicholas Dodds '07, high net worth client manager at Vanguard, shares how his careers in finance and coaching soccer both got their starts at Haverford, and gives advice to current students and young alums on how to make the most of their Haverford experience. 

Excellence as a process: Cum Laude Society induction

Founded in 1906, the Cum Laude Society is dedicated to honoring scholastic achievement in secondary schools. For this year's Cum Laude Society induction at Haverford, Randall T. Drain '01 was the guest speaker. He shares part of his remarks in this blog post. 

More than rewarding: working with The Timothy School

The Timothy School, which serves children with autism and is located in Berwyn, has partnered with The Haverford School for more than 15 years. The students exchange letters throughout the year as pen pals and also participate in one-day school exchange. In this blog post, sixth-grader Ian Rosenzweig, who has worked with The Timothy School for four years, reflects on the lessons he has learned and how he has been inspired by the students. A version of this article originally appeared in Crosman Chronicles, Haverford’s middle school newspaper.