The Haverford School

The Haverford School, a nonsectarian college preparatory day school for pre-kindergarten-grade 12, provides a superior liberal arts education for qualified boys of all 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.

Quick Stats (2023-24)

  • Top Ranked PA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 946 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $41,300
  • Acceptance rate: 51%
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

The Haverford School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Pennsylvania for:

Sports offered
School History

School Overview

Student Body

Total Students
946 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 26%
Students by Grade
The Haverford School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
114 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
16 students
List of Courses Offered
Average SAT score
Average ACT score
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
polo shirt and khaki pants in Lower School; jacket and tie in Middle and Upper School

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Tuition ranges from $24,900-$41,300. $9.8 million is granted in need-based tuition assistance, with 42% of families receiving aid.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Donta Evans
Admissions Associate
Courtney Sanchez
Endowment Size
$76 million



Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
34 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Academic Team/Quiz Bowl, Astronomy Club, Athletes Helping Athletes, Business Club, Ceramics Club, Chess Club, Chinese Club, Creative Writing Club, Debate Team, Diplomacy Society, Diversity Alliance, Economics Club, Fantasy Football Club, Film Club, Gay Straight Alliance, Gender Club, Haligoluk (yearbook), Improv Club, Mock Trial, Model UN, Paddle Tennis Club, Pegasus (literary magazine), Philosophy Club, Photography Club, Ping-Pong Club, Poetry Club, Robotics, Software Club, Stage Crew, Student Technology Advisory Group (STAG), Sustainability Alliance, TED Club, The Index (school newspaper), Video Game Club

School Notes

  • "At Haverford, our boys are surrounded by exceptional teachers, talented classmates, and a palpable sense of togetherness. We encourage our students to engage deeply, to step outside their comfort zones routinely, and to develop skills, habits, and mindsets that prepare them to be compassionate leaders. Our graduates leave our campus with a foundation that will allow them to find tremendous success in whatever paths they pursue throughout their lives." - Head of School Tyler Casertano
  • Boys' schools enjoy a unique opportunity to help young men reach their full potential: Non-threatening environment for self-expression * Wider range of individual expression * Safe atmosphere in which to explore sensitive gender and sex-related issues * Conducive to intellectual risk-taking * Male development expertise * Faculty experienced in teaching and coaching boys * Instruction tailored to style and tempo of boys' learning * Absence of cross-gender distraction * Heightened focus on academic tasks and 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 *
  • At The Haverford School, boys are talented scholars, artists, and athletes and so much more. Our extraordinary educators challenge and inspire every student, while our best-for-boys programs and facilities empower students to reach their full potential. The Haverford School is committed to creating young men of character with the confidence to lead, the resilience to endure setbacks, and the empathy to understand and contribute to their world.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does The Haverford School cost?
The Haverford School's tuition is approximately $41,300 for private students.
What is the acceptance rate of The Haverford School?
The acceptance rate of The Haverford School is 51%, which is lower than the national average of 86%. The Haverford School's acceptance rate is ranked among the top private schools in Pennsylvania with low acceptance rates.
What sports does The Haverford School offer?
The Haverford School offers 18 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Diving, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, Water Polo, Winter Track and Wrestling. The Haverford School is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in Pennsylvania for most sports offered.
What is The Haverford School's ranking?
The Haverford School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Pennsylvania for: Highest average SAT score, Lowest average acceptance rates, Largest student body, Most sports offered, Most extracurriculars offered and Oldest founding date.
When is the application deadline for The Haverford School?
The application deadline for The Haverford School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

My son has been at Haverford for 9 years, starting in kindergarten and he is very excited about starting in the upper school next year. The Haverford School really understands boys and embraces the unique aspects of teaching boys and channeling their energies. On daily basis, they bring out the best in my son and his classmates - in the classroom, the art studio, the debate stage, the robotics arena and sports fields. The teachers, coaches and administrators indeed know boys, but they also know my son individually as well as his classmates and the faculty and staff are always accessible to my wife and me.
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Quick Stats (2023-24)

  • Top Ranked PA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 946 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $41,300
  • Acceptance rate: 51%
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Montgomery County, PA is $19,432 for elementary schools and $27,161 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Montgomery County, PA is 83% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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