Fostering a sense of community is a primary focus at Havergal. This is achieved by consistently engaging both students and parents in all aspects of school life. Parents are invited to attend the school for various functions and are invited to volunteer for special events like Celebration Saturday or the Father Daughter dance. They are also encouraged to participate in various social events designed to introduce parents to each other and to help build the feeling of being part of the school community. We have found the parent community to be quite engaging. Dinners, outings and get togethers with parents of other girls in our daughter's grade happen throughout the year, and we have developed friendships with a number of Havergal parents by virtue of the activities our daughter has participated in and the friends she has made at school. The school exudes spirit, pride and camaraderie, and that is quite evident from the communications we receive from the school and the regular reports we hear from our daughter of her experiences there. The school's focus on spirit and community have helped our daughter feel welcome there since day one, and have proven to be a major component in her enjoyment of her time at the school.