Harbor Country Day School

5.00 5 1 (3 reviews)
Tel: (631)584-5555
  • 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 AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-8
Year Founded1958

Student Body

Total Students123 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
15%
State avg.: 29%
Students by GradeHarbor Country Day School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers21 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
95%
Average Class Size12 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(School uniform through Lands End)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineFeb. 28 / Apr. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$13,900
Tuition NotesTuition 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 DirectorChristine McBrien

Sports

Total Sports Offered2 sports
SportsBasketball, 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

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.

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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
5  5/17/2016
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.
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5  5/17/2016
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!
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5  6/20/2012
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.
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