The Haverford School

450 Lancaster Ave.
Haverford, PA 19041-0190
Tel: (610)642-3020
Grades: PK-12 | 1012 students
The Haverford School, a nonsectarian college preparatory day school for junior kindergarten through grade 12, provides a superior liberal arts education for qualified boys of differing backgrounds.
We are committed to developing the full intellectual, artistic, athletic, and moral potential in each boy, and we aim to graduate young men with strong character who possess a passion for learning and the necessary problem-solving skills to make a difference in the world.
The Haverford School prepares boys for life.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Association of Delaware Valley Independent Schools (ADVIS)
Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools (PAIS)
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-12
Year Founded 1884

Student Body

Total Students 1012 students
Student Body Type All-boys
% Students of Color
State avg.: 22%
Students by Grade The Haverford School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 118 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 15 students
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(See school website)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Tuition Notes Tuition ranges from $20,500 to $33,500.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant $19,000
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Henry Fairfax
Admissions Associate Rafhia Foster


Total Sports Offered 17 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Diving, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Water Polo, Winter Track, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
CrewCross Country,
GolfIce Hockey,
TennisTrack and Field,
Water PoloWinter Track,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 14 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Clubs include: DECA, Mock Trial Team, Robotics Team, Chess, Diplomacy Society, Guitar Club, Diversity Alliance, The Haligoluk (yearbook), The Index (student newspaper), Pegasus (literary & arts magazine), Debate Team, Stage Crew, Economics Club, and more. Robotics Team, Chess, Guitar Club, Debate Team, Stage Crew, and more., Clubs include: DECA,
Mock Trial Team,
Diplomacy Society,
Diversity Alliance,
The Haligoluk (yearbook),
The Index (student newspaper),
Pegasus (literary & arts magazine),
Economics Club,

School Notes:

  • A Case For Boys' Schools – "Haverford's success is due to dedicated teachers who put boys first, who define success in multiple ways, and who strive to develop the essential qualities that will serve our young men in life." ~ Joseph T. Cox, Ph.D., Headmaster Boys' schools enjoy a superior opportunity to provide a stimulating, risk-free learning environment: * Allowing full participation in activities (especially arts) * Non-threatening environment for self-expression * Wider range of individual expression * Safe atmosphere in which to explore sensitive gender and sex-related issues * An atmosphere conducive to intellectual risk-taking. Male development expertise: * Faculty experienced in teaching and coaching boys * Adults schooled in male development * Instruction tailored to style and tempo of boys' learning Absence of cross-gender distraction: * Heightened focus on academic tasks, on learning * Atmosphere of frank, direct communication * Absence of posturing, gender stereotyping. Camaraderie and friendships: * Positive male role modeling * Distinctive esprit de corps * Special depth of friendships for life * Heightened tendency to support school as alumni.

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is The Baldwin School (0.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Friends School Haverford (0.3 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Friends School Haverford (0.3 miles away)
All Schools High Schools Elementary Schools Preschools Public Schools
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Haverford
    Grades: NS-8 | 137 students
    0.3 miles
    851 Buck Lane
    Haverford, PA 19041
  • Bryn Mawr
    Grades: K-8 | 146 students
    0.4 miles
    575 W Lancaster Avenue
    Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
  • Bryn Mawr
    Grades: K | 19 students
    0.5 miles
    101 N Merion Ave
    Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
  • Bryn Mawr
    KinderCare at Harcum College
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: NS-PK
    0.7 miles
    750 Montgomery Ave.
    Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
  • Ardmore
    Lane Montessori School
    Montessori School (Christian)
    Grades: PK-KG | 80 students
    0.7 miles
    125 E County Line Rd
    Ardmore, PA 19003

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