Friends School Haverford

Tel: (610)642-2334
Grades: NS-8 | 108 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.

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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
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Year Founded 1885

Student Body

Total Students 108 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 21 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
60%
Average Class Size 10 students
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $20,000
Tuition Notes Grades 1-8 $20,000 Nursery School, Preschool, Prekindergarten and Kindergarten - see tuition schedule
% on Financial Aid
31%
Average Financial Aid Grant $10,000
Acceptance Rate
80%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Lisa Buscaglia

Sports

Total Sports Offered 5 sports
Sports Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Softball, TennisBasketballCross Country,
SoccerSoftball,
Tennis

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 8 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Cups and Cocoa (Ceramics), Gymnastics, Ice Skating, Jewelry Making, Music Lessons, Soccer, Story Telling, TORCH (Student Council) Gymnastics, Ice Skating, Jewelry Making, Music Lessons, Soccer, Story Telling, Cups and Cocoa (Ceramics),
TORCH (Student Council),

School Notes

  • Admission Process Checklist Application Parent or guardian meeting Student visit Confidential Teacher Recommendation Student Records Testing (WISC, WPPSI or Stanford-Binet)
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School Reviews

5  9/24/2016
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!
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