Haverford School

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Haverford School
Haverford, PA
Coordinates 40°00′52″N 75°18′19″W / 40.01444°N 75.30528°W / 40.01444; -75.30528 (The Haverford School)
Type Private, all-boys
Religious affiliation(s) Non-sectarian
Established 1884
Headmaster John A. Nagl
Enrollment 1,013 total
436 Upper School
225 Middle School
352 Junior Kindergarten, Kindergarten, and Lower School
Average class size 16 students (Upper School)
17 Students (Lower and Middle School)
Student to teacher ratio 8:1
Campus Suburban
Color(s) Maroon and Gold           
Average SAT scores (2009-13) 640 Math
630 Critical Reading
630 Writing

The Haverford School is a selective private, non-sectarian, all-boys college preparatory day school, junior kindergarten through grade twelve. Founded in 1884 as The Haverford College Grammar School, it is located in Haverford, Pennsylvania, nine miles northwest of Philadelphia, on Philadelphia's historic Main Line.


The school was founded in 1884 at the request of Alexander and Lois Cassatt as The Haverford College Grammar School. In 1903, the school became independent, changed its name, and moved to its current location across Railroad Avenue from the college.[1]


The Haverford School is a member of the Inter Academic Athletic Association, the country's oldest inter-scholastic academic conference. Haverford fields 16 interscholastic sports. In the past decade, Haverford has won championships in water polo, cross-country, soccer, football, squash, ice hockey, lacrosse, baseball, tennis, crew, wrestling, and golf. In 2011, Haverford's varsity lacrosse team achieved a perfect 27–0 season, and were ranked No. 1 in the nation. The Fords have won the Heyward Cup (awarded each year to the Inter-Ac league school with the best overall record) 14 times, more than any other Inter-Ac school, including 1975–78, 1980, 1989, 1994, 2000, 2005, 2006, and for four out of five years in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2013.

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Notable alumni[edit]


  • Charles Sumner Crosman, 1884–1912
  • Edwin Mood Wilson, 1912–1937
  • Cornelius B. Boocock, 1937–1942
  • Leslie R. Severinghaus, 1942–1965
  • Kenneth Kingham, 1965-1966
  • Davis R. Parker, 1966–1987
  • William Boulton Dixon, 1987–1992
  • Joseph P. Healey, 1992–1998
  • Joseph T. Cox, 1998–2013
  • John A. Nagl, 2013[5]


  1. ^ The Handbook of Private Schools (93rd ed.). Porter Sargent Handbooks. 2012. p. 528. 
  2. ^ "Professor Jennifer Finney Boylan (Maine) (May 2011 – Present)". GLAAD. Retrieved 2014-11-24. 
  3. ^ Frusciano, Thomas J. (University Archivist). Rutgers Leaders, Rutgers History: Robert C. Clothier - Rutgers President, 1932 to 1951, originally published in "Leadership on the Banks: Rutgers' Presidents, 1766–2004", Journal of the Rutgers University Libraries. Retrieved 29 August 2013.
  4. ^ Staff. "Dr. R. C. Clothier, Ex-Rutgers Head; University President from 1932-51, Dies at 85" in The New York Times (20 March 1970).
  5. ^ "Decorated Army vet named new headmaster at Haverford School - Philly.com". Articles.philly.com. 2012-09-03. Retrieved 2013-09-02. 

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