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Haverford School
450 Lancaster Avenue    
Haverford, Pennsylvania  19041  
Private/Independent School
Coed Day pre-k 12 1012 students


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School Composition

Nonsectarian college preparatory day school for boys
Grades preschool - 12

Campus & Facilities
  • 30 acres, suburban
  • 10 buildings, including our LEED Gold-certified Upper School building constructed in 2008
  • 4 athletic fields (three field turf, one grass)
  • Details: 
    80 classrooms
    2 libraries with more than 40,000 combined volumes
    11 science labs
    5 computer labs
    2 auditoriums
    2 theaters
    10 art studios
    9 music studios
    3 gymnasiums 
    4 athletic fields (three field turf, one grass)
    4 tennis courts
    25-meter pool
    4 international-size squash courts
    1 full quarter-mile outdoor rubberized athletic track
    Full fitness and weight training center
    Wrestling room


    Haverford is easily accessible to public transportation, including SEPTA regional rail (Paoli/Thorndale), bus (#105), and trolley (#100), as well as buses from 20 districts, and many roadways including I-76 and 476

    Date of Establishment

    Founded 1884, as The Haverford College Grammar School; moved to current location in 1903, at which time the School’s name was changed to The Haverford School

    Accreditation and Memberships

    National Association of Independent Schools 
    Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools 
    Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
    National Association for the Education of Young Children
    Independent Boys' Schools Coalition
    Multicultural Resource Center
    Coalition for Youth of Lower Merion and Narberth


    Joseph T. Cox
    B.A., Lafayette College
    M.A., Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


    Lower School (JrK-grade 5) ............ 350
    Middle School (grades 6-8) ............ 225
    Upper School (grades 9-12) ........... 437
    Total ........................................... 1,012


    Total: 118 full-time (60 men, 58 women)
    Degrees Held by Faculty:
      Doctorates: 8
      Masters: 63

    Average Class Size, Upper School


    Advanced-Level Courses, Upper School


    Student Profile

    23.0 percent students of color
    Students come from 96 different ZIP codes



    Tuition Assistance

    $5.5 million granted in need-based tuition
    28 percent of families receive aid
    Average grant: $19,000

    Total Number of Graduates
    2008: 86
    2009: 88
    2010: 96
    2011: 96
    2012: 87
    Most Graduates in the Last Five Years
    University of Pennsylvania (28)
    Penn State (17)
    Georgetown (14)
    Bucknell (13)
    Wake Forest (13)
    Princeton (12)
    View Full Matriculation > 
    Graduates Admitted to Four-Year Colleges and Universities

    100 percent

    Academic Achievement

    Six Rhodes Scholars
    National Merit Scholarship Competition, Classes 2008-12: 
    46 Commended; 37 Semifinalists, 31 Finalists recognized

    Average SAT Scores, Classes 2008-12: 

    Critical Reading: 623
    Math: 638
    Writing: 637
    Combined: 1898


    More than 400 computers provide access to a high-speed network and the Internet; the Middle School is piloting a netbook program; the Lower School is piloting an iPad program

    Varsity Athletics

    Haverford is a member of the historic boys' Inter-Academic League, or Inter-Ac, formed in 1887 as the Inter-Academic Athletic Association. This is the country's oldest inter-scholastic athletic conference and consists of Haverford, Chestnut Hill Academy, Episcopal Academy, Germantown Academy, Malvern Prep, and William Penn Charter School. Haverford fields 16 interscholastic sports. In the past six years, Haverford has won championships in cross-country, soccer, football, squash, ice hockey, lacrosse, baseball, tennis, crew, wrestling, and golf. In 2012, the varsity tennis team achieved a perfect 21-0 season, and were Inter-Ac League champions for the third consecutive year. The Fords have won the Heyward Cup (awarded each year to the Inter-Ac school with the best overall record) 13 times, more than any other Inter-Ac school, including 1975-78, 1980, 1989, 1994, 2000, 2005, 2006, and 2009-11.

    Varsity Athletics Teams

    Fall: cross-country, football, golf, soccer, water polo
    Winter: basketball, ice hockey, squash, swimming & diving, winter track, wrestling
    Spring: baseball, crew, lacrosse, tennis, track & field 

    The Arts

    The arts program at Haverford is thriving. Our visual arts program includes 10 dedicated art studio spaces and several gallery/exhibition spaces; our acclaimed drama program stages several productions each year; and our choral ensembles have sung at The White House, Carnegie Hall, the Academy of Music, Lincoln Center, and on tour in Italy, Switzerland, Sweden, France, and Bermuda and earned honors as members of the regional and national honor boy choirs, children’s choirs, and men’s choirs of the American Choral Directors’ Association. Haverford boasts an outstanding lower school music curriculum and also a full-fledged voice and instrumental conservatory.

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