Preparing Boys for Life

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It doesn’t happen by chance.

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It happens at Haverford.

At The Haverford School, we take boys’ energy and imagination and build something remarkable. Our extraordinary educators leave nothing to chance in young boys’ journeys to develop the power of their minds and hearts.

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10

miles from Philadelphia, in the heart of the historic Main Line

90+

zip codes represented in an enrollment of 970 boys, pre-k-12

39

Upper School electives, including Software Programming, Modern Black Lives, and Environmental Ethics

9:1

student-to-teacher ratio

How it happens

Our best-for-boys programs are designed to help your son uncover his passion — and fuel it. In his pursuits as a scholar, a thespian, an athlete, and a citizen, he will be challenged and supported. On his journey toward manhood, he will discover all he can be.

An inclusive community
Meet the Headmaster
Meet the Headmaster

A Rhodes Scholar who has taught at West Point and Georgetown University, Dr. Nagl embodies the Haverford values of leadership and service. Learn More

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We Know Boys

Our extraordinary educators are experts in the art and science of teaching boys, and will help your son uncover his passions and purpose. Learn More

Character at Our Core fundraising campaign boys in Walk of Virtues
Character at Our Core Campaign

Character at Our Core is a comprehensive fundraising campaign that will build upon the School’s expertise in educating boys, complete a master plan, and foster a diverse community. Learn more

Faces of Haverford

How will your son make his mark?

Whether he becomes a man who achieves great feats of intellect or creativity, leads nobly, or gains quiet respect for the integrity he brings to all he does, begin his story at Haverford and you will witness the building of his full self and potential.

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Ben Grant ’07
Ben Grant ’07

Ben Grant ’07 is the author of Overview and the founder of Daily Overview on Instagram. "I'm grateful that Haverford offered an environment that not only encouraged you to try new things, but also made you feel comfortable when you did so."

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Anthony Youngblood '98
Anthony Youngblood '98

Lt. Anthony Youngblood ’98 is an information warfare officer with the U.S. Navy. "There comes a time when it’s your turn to make sacrifices so that those who come after you can enjoy the same freedoms and opportunities."

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Greg Murray '03
Greg Murray '03

Greg Murray ’03 works at Vanguard Charitable to help support clients' charitable intentions. "The opportunity to attend Haverford changed the trajectory of my life. For that reason, I want to give back to the community in any way I can—and perhaps help pave the way for others."

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Weston Dripps '88
Weston Dripps '88

Weston Dripps '88 is Executive Director at the David E. Shi Center for Sustainability and an Associate Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Furman University. "We want students to have to grapple with a real world sustainability problem and come up with viable solutions as part of their education."

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David Sternberg NASA alum
David Sternberg '08

Dr. David Sternberg ’08 is a guidance and control systems engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. He spoke to students prior to the 2018 InSight mission to Mars, in which NASA launched a lander to the Red Planet.

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94%

attend one of their top three college choices

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83%

of Haverford fifth grade students are on track to meet the SAT college and career readiness benchmarks for math and reading.

100%

participate in community service

34%

Haverford admit rate to “top 50” colleges and universities, compared with the national average of 12%

76

boys who enter in Lower School achieve SAT scores 85 points higher than those who enter later

6

alumni are Rhodes Scholars

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What will your son’s story be?

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Begin your journey

No one brings out the best in boys like Haverford. 96% of families choose Haverford year after year – the highest re-enrollment among area independent schools.

Come see what happens at Haverford.