by Mitch Kokai
Senior Political Analyst, John Locke Foundation
The Haverford School’s leafy campus, arched doorways, and neatly uniformed boys would seem to denote the sort of class and privilege that Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) has decried on the campaign trail.
That may be why Warren, confronted by a school-choice activist in November, denied that her kids had attended private schools. The 2020 Democratic hopeful insisted that “my kids went to public school”—a half-truth, at best, that obscures a reality at odds with her image as a scrappy public school teacher-turned-populist crusader.
While Warren’s daughter, Amelia Warren Tyagi, attended public schools for the entirety of her elementary and high school education, her son, Alex Warren, spent the majority of his formative years at one of the country’s most elite private schools, the Haverford School, according to yearbooks obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.
Located in suburban Philadelphia, the all-boys college preparatory school employs a “rigorous liberal arts curriculum” that recognizes boys’ “innate competitiveness,” according to the school’s website. High school tuition runs $39,500 a year. …
… Alex Warren attended the school for six years, from 1988—when he began as a sixth grader—until his graduation in 1994, the yearbooks show. He spent his junior year in Boston when Warren accepted an invitation to teach at Harvard Law School for a year in 1992. In her book A Fighting Chance, Warren wrote that her son “took the opportunity to reinvent himself at a new high school.”