Grades: PK-12 | 529 students
Rooted in the progressive tradition, The Harley School offers an innovative and demanding program with a balanced emphasis on academic disciplines, the arts, and project-based experiential learning for Nursery to Grade 12 students.
The Commons is the first PreK-12 education space in the country to offer students multiple dimensions of education around creating a sustainable future. A 15,000-square-foot recycled Western NY barn, the structure earns its status as a 'living building' because it generates its own energy, heating and cooling with renewable nontoxic resources.
The Commons includes a workshop and makerspace dedicated to hands on learning. Used by classes across all three divisions, these spaces allow for creative projects based on design thinking principles.
Joy in Learning. The Harley School's Nursery program begins at age 3 and is focused on school readiness and creating a positive foundation for learning.
HAC Athletics, NYSPHSAA Section V. Every student is encouraged to participate in a sport and HAC athletics provides opportunities at 3 different levels: modified, junior varsity, and varsity. When interscholastic competition begins in Middle School, our teams are all-inclusive, so every student who wants to play can be part of the team.
Harley's state of the art facilities include the 27,000 s.f. Sands-Stern Study Center; Robin Lehman Center for Visual Arts, including a glassblowing studio and student studio space; The Commons Sustainability Center, including science classrooms, Briggs Center for Civic Engagement, and the Center for Mindfulness and Empathy Education; tennis courts (three indoor and four outdoor), swimming pool, and theatre.
College acceptances in the past five years include: Brown University, Bryn Mawr College, Carnegie Mellon University, Cornell University, Duke University, Johns Hopkins University, New York University, Stanford University, Swarthmore College, Wellesley College, Williams College, Yale University, and more.
Founded in 1917, The Harley School is a college preparatory, independent day school.
A diverse, inclusive community, Harley is coeducational and nonsectarian.
We provide a balanced education that inspires academic excellence, encourages joy in learning, and promotes intellectual and physical fitness.
We value respectful discourse, collaborative learning, and service to others.
Financial aid, wrap care, and transportation are available.
|School Membership(s)School Assoc.||National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS)
|Grades Offered||Grades Prekindergarten-12|
|Offers Post-Graduate Year||Yes|
|Total Students||529 students|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
|% Students of Color||
State avg.: 29%
|Students by Grade|
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||80 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||7:1
National avg.: 13:1
|% Faculty w/Advanced Degree||
|Average Class Size||8 students|
|Number of AP Courses||18 courses|
|List of Courses Offered||Link to List of Courses|
|Advanced Courses||Art History, Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, English Literature & Composition, French Language & Culture, Microeconomics, Physics 1, Physics C: Mechanics, Spanish Language & Culture, Statistics, Studio Art: 2D Design, Studio Art: 3D Design, Studio Art: Drawing, Studio Art: Drawing, U.S. Government & Politics, U.S. History,|
|Average SAT score||1820|
|Average ACT score||28|
|Matriculation DataMatric. Data||Link to Matriculation Data|
|Classroom Dress Code||Casual|
Finances and Admission
|Admission Deadline||None / Rolling|
|Yearly Tuition Cost||$21,800|
|Tuition Notes||Tuition varies by grade level ($12,300 - $25,400). Acorn Grants and financial assistance available. Please contact The Harley School for details.|
|% on Financial Aid||
|Average Financial Aid Grant||$6,000|
|Admissions Director||Ivone Foisy|
|Admissions Associate||Cheryl Skiba|
|Total Sports Offered||11 sports|
|Sports||Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBaseball, Basketball,
Bowling, Cross Country,
Tennis, Track and Field,
|Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.||30 extracurriculars|
|ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.||acting, advocacy clubs, ceramic wheelworking, chess, choir, community service, debate, design thinking, digital filmmaking, digital graphic design, drama production, gardening, glass making, hospice, improv, internships, intramural sports, jazz band, jewelry making, literary magazine, music lessons, musical production, newspaper, pottery, robotics, ski club, strings ensemble, student council, women's choir, yearbook acting, advocacy clubs, chess, choir, debate, gardening, glass making, hospice, improv, internships, jazz band, jewelry making, music lessons, newspaper, pottery, robotics, ski club, women's choir, yearbook, ceramic wheelworking,
digital graphic design,
- Student-to-teacher ratio 1:7; devoted faculty with an average tenure of 17 years.
- 25 acre campus with state-of-the art facilities.
- 27,000 square foot Academic Center, including the Lehman Center for the Visual Arts and Glass Studio.
- The Commons, the first preK-12 education space in the country to include multiple dimensions of education for a sustainable future. It houses the Briggs Center for Civic Engagement, the Center for Mindfulness and Empathy Education, a science center, and a Makerspace.
- Students are from 30 school districts and 5 counties.
- Why I Chose Harley: Chuck Rutberg '22
- Why I Teach at Harley: Kirsten Reader, Middle School English Teacher
- Why I Teach at Harley: Marlene Heuer, Nursery Teacher
- Harley on Instagram
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