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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Sports
    A
Address
450 Lancaster Ave
Haverford, PA 19041
Telephone
(610) 642-3020

Applying

Application Deadline
January 15
Application Fee
$40
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
ISEE, SSAT

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$38,800
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
35%
Average Financial Aid
$23,000
From The Haverford School

With 135 years of experience in preparing boys for life, The Haverford School has a consistent vision of the best that boys can be. We create an environment where boys can thrive. We challenge them to reach, and we support them when they fall. Our academically rigorous program, our focus on developing men of character, and our approach to teaching, mentoring, and coaching is designed to bring out the best in your soon.

The Haverford School Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1340
118 responses
Average ACT
31
43 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
94%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.16 responses
Poll
75%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.16 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 26 responses
Report
  • EA Week, everyone participates.
    58%
  • School games, and other events
    23%
  • School Musicals & Plays
    19%

    Students

    Diversity
    B
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    973
    100%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.16 responses
    81%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.16 responses
    100%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.16 responses

    Preschool

    Annual Cost
    $24,000
    Cost is for the most complete schedule offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
    Starting Age
    4
    Pre-K Student-Teacher Ratio
    7:1
    Schedule Options
    • Offers Full Week
      Yes
    • Offers Part Week
    • Offers Full Day
      Yes
    • Offers Part Day

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    8:1
    National
    17:1
    Poll
    90%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.20 responses
    Poll
    90%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.20 responses
    Poll
    75%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.20 responses

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    A+
    Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
    Girls Athletic Participation
    Boys Athletic Participation
    83%
    of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.12 responses
    58%
    of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.12 responses
    83%
    of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.12 responses
    Living in the Area
    A+
    Overall Niche Grade
    How are grades calculated?
    1. Cost of Living
      C
    2. Good for Families
      A+
    3. Housing
      B
    Area Feel
    Urban Suburban Mix
    Median Household Income
    $127,127
    National
    $55,322
    Median Rent
    $1,403
    National
    $949
    Median Home Value
    $570,400
    National
    $184,700

    The Haverford School Reviews

    81 reviews
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    Our son has been at The Haverford School for eleven years and is currently a sophomore in the upper school. Haverford has been a fantastic environment and investment. The faculty fully understand and embrace the nature of boys and learning and the educational experiences span the classrooms, sports fields, music hall and beyond. This past weekend our son had an off-site cross country meet and the turn out from the Haverford community included the Headmaster, teachers, parents and pets - a great, lasting community - Preparing Boys for Life!
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    Both my sons attended Haverford through middle and high school. The school’s understanding of how boys learn and their tolerance and support for boys’ behavior and needs are second to none. They do a great job in supporting each boy’s strengths and areas of development.
    The athletics are very competitive, which can be tough, but both my guys did well and learned a lot about being a committed member of a team.
    The academics are very strong and can be dialed up or down based on what the student can handle. The college admissions is strong also. The admissions team really works hard for each student.
    Niche gives Haverford a lower ranking for diversity, which is off base. I see a lot of diversity there.
    Given it is an all boys school, there is a little bit of a “survival of the fittest” culture across the student body, which is played out on the field and in the classroom. I think this is to be expected - realistically it helps prepare the boys for life.
    We are thrilled with the education our son is getting at The Haverford School. His courses are challenging and engaging. At open house, I felt like every teacher on my son’s schedule was more incredible than the last. Each one truly felt like they could be a college professor... very very different than other high schools.

    The academics are rigorous and liberal arts based... not common core based. This was a huge factor in our decision. The school (rightly) trusts that the faculty can teach the subjects/curriculum without being boxed in by state/federal mandates. The depth and breadth of each of his courses are incredible, and we know he will be more than prepared to enter college in two years.

    The school is very diverse and welcoming. Not every family is wealthy... I think this is a common misconception. Lots of down to earth kids and parents. Definitely not an ivory tower.

    We are so happy and blessed to be able to send our son to Haverford.