Harrisburg Academy

10 Erford Road
Lemoyne, PA 17043-0170
Tel: (717)763-7811
Grades: NS - 12 | 357 students
Founded in 1784, Harrisburg Academy is an independent, coed, diverse school community that challenges and inspires students from preschool through 12th grade.
We are accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and PA Association of Independent Schools, and we belong to the National Association of Independent Schools.
An IB World School, we are the only school in the greater Harrisburg, PA, area to offer an established International Baccalaureate Diploma Program.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Association of Delaware Valley Independent Schools (ADVIS)
Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools (PAIS)
Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools
National Association of College Admissions Counselors
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool - 12
Year Founded 1784

Student Body

Total Students 357 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 35%
State avg.: 22%
Students by Grade Harrisburg Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 50 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 50%
Average Class Size 15 students
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Advanced Courses IB Biology HL, IB Chemistry SL, IB Computer Science SL/HL, IB English SL/HL, IB French SL, IB History of the Americas HL, IB Information Technology in a Global Society SL, IB Mathematics SL/HL, IB Mathematics Studies SL, IB Music SL/HL, IB Physics SL/HL, IB Psychology SL, IB Spanish ab initio SL, IB Spanish SL, IB Theory of Knowledge, IB Visual Arts SL/HL,
Average SAT score 1808
Average ACT score 27
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(Academy logoed collared shirts, denim on Friday, see dress code posted on website)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Tuition Notes Tuition varies by division and grade level ($10,000 to $18,000)
% on Financial Aid 35%
Acceptance Rate 71%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Jessica A. Warren
Admissions Associate Miranda Connelly

Sports

Total Sports Offered 9 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and FieldBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryGolf,
LacrosseSoccer,
SwimmingTennis,
Track and Field

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 17 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. A Cappella Choir, Band, Chorus, Diversity Club, Drama, Environmental Associates, Judicial Council, Mock Trial, Model UN, Musical, National Honor Society, Newspaper, Orchestra, Quiz Bowl, Student Council, Technology Club, Yearbook Band, Chorus, Diversity Club, Drama, Mock Trial, Model UN, Musical, Newspaper, Orchestra, Quiz Bowl, Yearbook, A Cappella Choir,
Environmental Associates,
Judicial Council,
National Honor Society,
Student Council,
Technology Club,

School Notes:

Harrisburg Academy is located just one mile west of the Susquehanna River in Wormleysburg/Lemoyne. Our student body hails from a seven-county area (Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Perry, Lancaster, Lebanon & York counties). School buses arrive daily from 12 public school districts; families carpool from an additional 16 school districts. Additionally, the Academy provides transportation to and from the Hershey and Carlisle areas. The selection of a school is an important and sometimes difficult decision for families. Here at the Academy, we aim to provide an open and friendly admissions process that will encourage a thoughtful, mutual exploration of interests and philosophies. We encourage you to review our website to learn more about the Academy as a school community and about our admission process. Since 1784, Harrisburg Academy has helped students to discover their inner strengths and to develop their abilities in all areas. As the area's only co-educational, preschool through 12th grade independent school, we aspire to set a standard for academic excellence and to be an educational leader in Central Pennsylvania. Our faculty works relentlessly to discover the best new technologies, methodologies, and practices to incorporate into their classrooms. We succeed because we focus, universally, on what we do best – animating our core values to prepare our students to face the remarkable challenges of a global society.

Profile last updated: 10/20/2014

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Alternative Rehabilitation Com (2.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Tender Years (0.2 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Tender Years (0.2 miles away)
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  • Camp Hill
    Tender Years
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: PK-KG | 44 students
    0.2 miles
    203 House Ave
    Camp Hill, PA 17011
    (717)761-7113
    0.2PK-KG
    44
  • Harrisburg
    Grades: PK-8 | 144 students
    1.5 miles
    215 N Front St
    Harrisburg, PA 17101
    (717)238-8590
    1.5PK-8
    144
  • Harrisburg
    Grades: PK-8 | 185 students
    1.6 miles
    212 State St
    Harrisburg, PA 17101
    (717)234-3797
    1.6PK-8
    185
  • Camp Hill
    Grades: KG-8 | 273 students
    1.6 miles
    3400 Market St
    Camp Hill, PA 17011
    (717)737-7261
    1.6KG-8
    273
  • New Cumberland
    Children's School Of New Cumberland
    Daycare / Preschool (Church of the Nazarene)
    Grades: PK-KG | 44 students
    2.1 miles
    617 16th St
    New Cumberland, PA 17070
    (717)774-6444
    2.1PK-KG
    44

School Reviews

We chose Harrisburg Academy for the small class size and diversity among the student body. The rigorous academics challenge them and the individual attention available from their amazing teachers helps them succeed. Our children are very involved in the Music and Theater programs at the school. The small school size offers more opportunity to participate. We love the culture of the school, one that fosters community involvement and encourages volunteerism.
- Posted by Parent, 08/01/15
I continue to be impressed -even after four years now- with the level of intensity and passion the teachers, faculty, and parents all put forth toward making the Academy more than a school. It is a community of both academic and social students, of adults and young alike that are all striving to be more than just part of this world, but to make the world and themselves better, more involved, more accountable. I am honored that my daughter can be a part of this Academy Family.
- Posted by Parent, 08/01/15
The teachers are excellent, extremely caring, and appreciate the uniqueness of each student. The same can be said for the school''s administrators and principals - their commitment to educating the whole child is clear with every decision, every newsletter, and every event. The curriculum is challenging and also highly rewarding, and the importance of including classes in music, art, foreign languages (including Latin), gym, and computers is never overlooked. Numerous extracurricular activities are offered, from sports to science clubs to drama to Model United Nations - there is truly much to be gained for any child that attends this school.
- Posted by Parent, 12/11/12
The academic program really seem to push the kids and get them well ready for college. Music and Art programs are very strong and my son loves gym every day. Spanish teacher is 2nd to none. I love the small class size (around 16) and the staff is great to deal with when you have any concerns. I''m happy to see what they are offered for lunch and to drink. Not what''s quick, easy or popular, healthy wins out.
- Posted by Parent, 10/06/12

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