Harbins Preparatory School

Harbins Preparatory School is a private primary school experience unmatched by any in Georgia.
Currently offering K-4 Private Pre-K, K-5 Private Kindergarten, Private 1st Grade and Private 2nd Grade.
One-on-one instruction ensures every child is successful at their own pace.
Our mission and objectives are summed up by the words 'Where Success Begins'...Success for your child and their beginning years of continuing educational pursuit.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Georgia Accrediting Commission
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-2
Year Founded2018

Student Body

Total Students90 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
Students by Grade Harbins Preparatory School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Average Class Size18 students
Classroom Dress CodeFormal

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Admissions DirectorKatelin Crosby
Admissions AssociateLeslie Peek


Total Sports Offered3 sports
SportsBallet, Martial Arts, SoccerBalletMartial Arts,

School Notes

  • Harbins Preparatory School cultivates a positive and nurtuing environment for each of our students. Creating an environment that facilitates social, emotional and academic growth for all students is our priority. Positive communication between teachers and parents is important and allows us to ensure the success of all students.

    HPS was created as an alternative to traditional public Georgia Pre-K, Kindergarten and Primary Grade Programs. Our 17,500 sq. foot facility on the campus of Great Beginnings of Dacula is now open for the 2020/21 school year and beyond.
    Classrooms are designed with:
  • Larger Floor Spaces
  • Smaller Student Class Sizes
  • Child-Specific Lesson Plans
  • Academic Flexibility

    September 30th birthday cutoff as opposed to September 1st (for County Public Schools). This creates advanced year and readiness placement options unavailable in Public School.

    At HPS, the administrative staff and teachers strive to provide the most positive, encouraging and consistent environment in each classroom. Each class studies language arts, reading, math, science, social studies and character education. Students are also exposed to activities in art, music, technology and physical education. Our teachers employ a variety of teaching strategies including learning centers, literacy-based lessons, small and large group instruction, math manipulatives and other tactile methods. Field trips and in-house presentations provide real world experiences for our students to apply and further their knowledge. 

    Harbins Prep is a Georgia Accrediting Commission approved private school based on state and national standards - tailored to the specific needs of our students. HPS students are challenged and engaged in a positive learning environment each and every day.

Nearby Private Schools

The nearest high school and elementary school to Harbins Preparatory School is Dacula Classical Academy (1.7 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Old Peachtree Montessori School (3.8 miles away)
Show me:

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (9 reviews)
Harbins Prep welcomes all students to join our positive, encouraging environment which supports the academic and social development of all students. While we will agree that particular stresses and/or personalities may be prevalent in certain instances, our positive redirection works 100% of the time. Harbins Prep does not point to faults but searches for success for all our students. All staff were in place for the entire 2018/19 school year and we thank them for their patience, flexibility and positive approach with all the students. I thank everyone for being part of our program here at Harbins Prep and we look forward to an awesome new school year! Mr Lloyd and Staff
- Posted by
If you care about your child's education at all you should take them to any public school as they are equipped to handle children with exceptionalities. Your child will not receive services if they need accommodations. They promised low ratios and two teachers to each classroom but they couldn't keep their staff due to a lack of support for behavior. Found students screaming and hitting teachers during morning drop off. I even saw a child throw objects across the room. This was typical and accepted behavior at this school.
- Posted by
I highly recommend Harbins Prep School. The owners, principal, and teachers are all so amazing. My daughter is in Pre-K and loves going to school everyday! The communication from the school and teachers is exceptional. They are always having activities that help engage the parents with their child and the community! We love HPS!
- Posted by
My daughter goes to Harbins Prep School, and we both love it there. As a parent you want your child's safety, and to be comfortable in a family oriented environment. This is an attribute of the school that I appreciate very much. My daughter attended Great Beginnings last year, and we got to know the staff closely. I found them all to be hands-on and altogether spectacular. The principal of Harbins Prep, Miss Amy, is a very sweet lady, and extremely interactive with the students and parents. The teachers show the same care for everyone. There are many entertaining activities that keep the students constantly engaged. My daughter is always excited about going to school every day. I am happy about how much she has already learned at the kindergarten level. I highly recommend this school for your child.
- Posted by
My four year old daughter has really thrived at Harbins Preparatory! She was in a private Pre-3 setting last year and did not make many academic or behavioral improvements (in terms of learning to share, play with others). In this new school setting, which focuses on creative and imaginative play, along with structured lessons and focus, she's doing amazing! Harbins Prep is a wonderful combination of play with incorporated learning. She went from disliking reading, coloring, drawing, and practicing writing to coming home and "playing school" each day and assigns herself homework to keep her school lessons going. She likes to go to school so much that she's often disappointed on the weekends that she cannot go to school! We were hesitant to put her in a bigger setting or in a brand new school, but we couldn't be happier with her success! Harbins Prep has wonderful teachers and faculty and we're so glad that we joined them on their inaugural year!
- Posted by
Harbin's Prep has made my son's first year of Pre-School one of the best experiences I could have asked for. Amy and the staff are genuine people who go above and beyond for each of the students in the program. My son is so excited to go to Mrs. Kelsey's class everyday. We are more than a school, we are family. While Harbin's Prep is a new school, they look for ways to improve their program everyday for our children. I highly recommend Harbin's Prep.
- Posted by
We love Harbins Prep!! Our daughter has blossomed so much since the beginning of the school year. The teachers and administration are so kind and caring. Our daughter comes home every day so excited to share what she has learned. We are so grateful to have found such a wonderful school!
- Posted by
My oldest is in Harbins Prep and she loves it. She comes home excited to tell me what she did and show me her work. She has learned so much from being there and she makes friends with everyone. The teachers are all so nice and welcoming and loves each other students like their own.
- Posted by
We love Harbins prep! My daughter is a late September birthday, making her one of the younger ones, but the small student/teacher ratio makes it easy for her to stay focused. She loves her teachers, and all the activities they learn in class. All the staff is wonderful. I highly recommend enrolling your child here.
- Posted by

Endorse Harbins Preparatory School. Endorsements should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities
  • Academic or athletic awards

I am a:

Name or Alias:

Your review:

Endorse this school:
Recent Articles
Sending your child to a single-sex school is one of several options you have when it comes to private schools.
Each state sets its own teacher certification requirements. While many private schools do not require you to be certified, it is in your best interests to obtain certification. This article includes contact information for state education offices so you can begin the process.
Marketing the small private school can be done affordably and effectively. We suggest five easy steps to make that happen.
Request Information
I am a:      
Name of parent:
Student First name:
Student Last name:
Student date of birth:
Student is:
Currently in grade:
Seeking entry for grade:
Target start date:
Name of current school:
School type:
Applying for financial aid?:
Please briefly describe academic, athletic, and extracurricular interests of the student:

(enter "N/A" if not applicable)
Did You Know?
The average private school tuition in Georgia is $8,942 for elementary schools and $11,572 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Georgia is 83% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).