Haverford School

450 Lancaster Ave, Haverford, PA 19041

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Haverford has served boys since its founding. Established at the request of railroad executive Alexander Cassatt and his wife, Lois, under the guidance of Haverford College, the school began as the Haverford College Grammar School. It became independent of the college when it moved to its current location in 1903 and adopted its present name and nonsectarian orientation. The curriculum, with close individual guidance, prepares boys for a variety of leading colleges. Distinctive offerings include schoolwide programs in computer education, music and the visual arts. Although upper school courses do not follow the Advanced Placement curriculum, Haverford's rigorous program prepares students for AP exams in many subjects. In addition to choosing from a variety of semester electives, English literature seminars and advanced laboratory research options, seniors may also pursue an independent study project.

General Information

Academic OrientationCollege Preparatory
Grade RangeDay — Boys Grades PS (Age 4)-12
Coed, Boys, or GirlsBoys
Full Address450 Lancaster Ave, Haverford, PA 19041
Year Established1884
Legal StatusNonprofit
Religious Affiliation(None)

Tuition & Financial Aid

Day Tuition$21,000-34,800; estimated extras $300-900
Merit Scholarships Awarded9
Value of Merit Scholarships$60,000
Need-Based Scholarships Awarded286
Value of Need-Based Scholarships$5,500,000

Academics & Athletics

Academic CalendarSemester
Supplemental InstructionDevelopmental Reading, Remedial Math, Remedial Reading
1:1 Laptop Program in Grades6-7
Accredited ByCLS, MSA
Interscholastic Boys' SportsBaseball, Basketball, Crew, Cross-country, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Indoor Track, Lacrosse, Soccer, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Track, Water Polo, Wrestling

Graduate Placement

Graduate Reference Year2012
Graduates Attending College/Nonpublic Secondary School87
Most Common Graduate DestinationsSyracuse 5, Georgetown 5, U of PA 4, U of VA 4, Wake Forest 4, Brown 3
Mid-50 Percentile Math SAT580-700
Mid-50 Percentile Critical Reading SAT560-690
Mid-50 Percentile Writing SAT570-700
ACT Mid-50 Percentile24-30


Applications DueRolling
Application Fee$40
New Students140
Percentage of Applicants Accepted40
Percent Admitted Who Choose to Enroll (Yield)82
Tests Used for AdmissionIQ, ISEE, SSAT


AdministratorJohn A. Nagl
Administrator's TitleHeadmaster
In Office Since2013
Administrator's CredentialsBS, US Military Academy, MMAS, US Army Command and General Staff College, MPhil, DPhil, Oxford Univ (England)
Director(s) of AdmissionsHenry D. Fairfax, Director of Admissions

Enrollment & Faculty

Total Enrollment1,010
Day Students1,010
Elementary Enrollment (Through Grade 8)574
Secondary Enrollment (Grades 9-PG)436
Student Body EthnicityWhite 77%, Latino 1%, African-American 12%, Asian 5%, Other 5%
Average Class Size17
Student-Faculty Ratio9:1
Dress CodeUniform
Teaching Faculty118
Faculty with Advanced Degrees (%)60
Male Teaching Faculty60
Female Teaching Faculty58
Faculty EthnicityWhite 88%, Latino 3%, African-American 7%, Asian 1%, Other 1%

Campus & Endowment

Campus Acreage30
Buildings on Campus10
Facilities Value$78,772,000
Endowment Value$45,667,000
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