Harbor Country Day School

17 Three Sisters Road,
Saint James, NY, 11780-0117
Tel: (631)584-5555
Grades: NS - 8 | 123 students
Harbor cherishes childhood, cultivates wonder and inspires confident learners and leaders.
This mission statement serves as our guidepost in every decision we make.
Situated on eleven beautiful acres in the Village of Head of the Harbor, Harbor Country Day School is a Nursery through Grade 8 non-profit independent school.
Founded in 1958 by energetic and generous local parents, Harbor offers a challenging and engaging academic program in a friendly, caring community.
For fifty-one years, a Harbor education has been marked by its family feeling, the deep friendships that students form with each other, and an exceptional educational grounding that serves our students well in their next schools and in their lives.
The energetic and dedicated teachers guide their students to excel in the classroom, on the playing fields, in the music and art rooms, on the stage, and in their communities.
Harbor Country Day School is chartered by the New York State Board of Regents, is accredited by the New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS) and is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS).
Harbor Country Day School is non-sectarian.
It is unaffiliated with, or owned by, any other entity.
It is an independent nonprofit organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service code, and is governed by a self-perpetuating board of trustees.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS)
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool - 8
Learning Programs Supported Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded 1958

Student Body

Total Students 123 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 15%
State avg.: 27%
Students by Grade Harbor Country Day School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 21 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 95%
Average Class Size 12 students
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(School uniform through Lands End)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Feb. 28 / Apr. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $13,900
Tuition Notes Tuition is less for Nursery and Pre-K and is determined by hours/days attending.
% on Financial Aid 15%
Average Financial Aid Grant $3,000
Admissions Director Christine McBrien

Sports

Total Sports Offered 2 sports
Sports Basketball, SoccerBasketballSoccer,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 14 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Advanced Computer Clubs, Art Club, Art Criticism, Cheerleading, Chess Club, Civil War History Class, Community Service, Leadership Class, Literary Magazine, Math Clubs, Music History / Theory, National Junior Honors Society, Student Council, Student Government Art Club, Art Criticism, Cheerleading, Chess Club, Math Clubs, Advanced Computer Clubs,
Civil War History Class,
Community Service,
Leadership Class,
Literary Magazine,
Music History / Theory,
National Junior Honors Society,
Student Council,
Student Government,

School Notes:

  • At Harbor students don't just learn together, they grow up together. Every day and every class is an intimate exercise in collaboration, exploring other points of view and sharing ideas.

  • Profile last updated: 02/25/2014

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is International Christian School (1.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Ss Philip & James School (1 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Ss Philip & James School (1 miles away)
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School Reviews

  • Recommended October 06, 2012 - I attended Harbor for 1st through 8th grade. When I go back to visit, Harbor still feels like home and remains a very special part of my childhood. Small classes, dedicated teachers and a family environment all contributed to a safe and happy learning environment. When I started 9th grade at prep school I was placed in advanced math and language classes. I was at least a year ahead of my classmates. The school building is a historic mansion set on a beautiful property in Head of the Harbor. This school is one of the Island''s best kept secrets! - Posted by Student/Alumni
  • Recommended August 20, 2012 - I''m the parent of a Harbor graduate and I can''t say enough about the excellent education and academic foundation my child received. Harbor Country Day is all about educating the whole child with teachers and staff who care, small classes that stimulate thought, and a community focused on children''s character and leadership development. Two aspects we particularly liked were the inclusion of foreign language beginning in early grades, and the inclusive athletics program that emphasizes teamwork and good sportsmanship. I highly recommend Harbor Country Day School. - Posted by Parent
  • Recommended June 20, 2012 - This was our first year at Harbor Country Day School. It is a wonderful school. The teachers and staff are amazing and kind. The new head of the school is very dedicated to bring Harbor to new heights. When my husband and I where looking for a school to send our child, there where several to choose from. Once we walked into Harbor we knew this was the school. Education is very important to us, to see the type of children that have graduated from Harbor and see the type of schools they were excepted in convinced us that this is the type of environment our child needs to succeed. - Posted by Parent

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