Friends School Haverford

Tel: (610)642-2334
Grades: NS-8 | 113 students
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Fourth grade ecologists record their observations as they analyze our campus wetland ecosystem.
Our campus is an extension of the classroom and is integrated into the curriculum. It includes vegetable gardens, a greenhouse, composting barrels, and is a certified National Wildlife Habitat and official butterfly way station for migrating Monarchs. Our modern playgrounds feature an outdoor amphitheater, eco-friendly play spaces, and creative equipment.
Our campus is an extension of the classroom and is integrated into the curriculum. It includes vegetable gardens, a greenhouse, composting barrels, and is a certified National Wildlife Habitat and official butterfly way station for migrating Monarchs. Our modern playgrounds feature an outdoor amphitheater, eco-friendly play spaces, and creative equipment.
The Friends School Haverford curriculum is intellectually powerful, beautifully designed, and exquisitely implemented.
The rich sounds of joyful voices and their accompaniment
meet you as you near the music room. A multi-cultural,
multi-style music program complete with African dance, a
drumming group and our unique marimba choir are some
of the hallmarks of our program.
Our recording studio is the perfect place to compose and record music and voice tracks. Students learn theory and composition and may choose private lessons in the instrumental program taught by professional musicians.
With electives such as horseback riding, ice skating, fencing, bowling, and mountain biking, Friends School Haverford students enjoy a wide variety of activity options.
Middle school students participate in exciting international travel- and study-adventures.
Friends School Haverford offers many interscholastic sports activities such as soccer, cross country, basketball, softball and tennis.
As a child-centered school, we seek to create an atmosphere within which children learn to work independently and in cooperation with others.
Our program is rooted in our traditions of academic learning, child development, intellectual growth, artistic expression and service to others.

Upcoming Events and News

  • Anti-bullying part of the curriculum at Friends school - 11/05/2013 - A tiny Main Line school that prides itself on its peaceful environment is waging a small private war against what experts view as a national epidemic - bullying.
  • Fostering a Culture of Kindness - 04/30/2013 - It is not that students [at Friends School Haverford] are chosen for a propensity to be kind, or that faculty and staff deploy a replicable anti-bullying curriculum. It is that Friends School Haverford has fashioned a culture of kindness.
  • Haverford Pre-School Teaches Kids Through Nature - 04/19/2016 - PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - Kids are learning through nature, with a school day that allows the students to spend most of their time outside.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Friends Council on Education (FCE)
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Association of Delaware Valley Independent Schools (ADVIS)
Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools (PAIS)
Religious Affiliation Friends
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool-8
Year Founded 1885

Student Body

Total Students 113 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
46%
State avg.: 22%
Students by Grade Friends School Haverford Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 19 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
60%
Average Class Size 14 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $20,100
Tuition Notes Grades 1-8 $20,100 Preschool, Prekindergarten and Kindergarten see tuition schedule
% on Financial Aid
40%
Average Financial Aid Grant $11,400
Admissions Director Lisa Buscaglia

Sports

Total Sports Offered 12 sports
Sports Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Cycling, Dance, Equestrian, Fencing, Field Hockey, Figure Skating, Soccer, Softball, TennisBasketballBowling,
Cross CountryCycling,
DanceEquestrian,
FencingField Hockey,
Figure SkatingSoccer,
SoftballTennis,
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The teachers at this school gave my daughter the personal attention she needed to overcome her fear of math and of public speaking. She has developed a passion for politics and for writing. She plays in the school's unique marimba ensemble. She even mustered the bravery to play sports!
- Posted by Parent, 09/24/16

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