Harbor School

Tel: (301)365-1100
  • Your child is an original. There is no other child in the world like your child.
  • Your child is uniquely designed and brilliant in their own special way.
  • Shouldn’t your child’s education be original For nearly 40 years, The Harbor School has been providing a dynamic, innovative academic experience for young children in the Washington, DC area.
  • Our “inquiry-based” approach underlies all that we do, drawing upon your child’s innate brilliance to craft an educational program that is joyful, well-rounded and exciting.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association for the Education of Young Children
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Other school association(s)
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-2
Year Founded1972

Student Body

Total Students71 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
34%
State avg.: 33%
Students by GradeHarbor School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers20 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio4:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
60%
Average Class Size13 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineFeb. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$20,860
Tuition NotesAdditional fees apply. Tuition for Preschool 3's and Half-day 4's is $11,390 (2015-2016)
% on Financial Aid
15%
Average Financial Aid Grant$9,000
Acceptance Rate
75%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorMaureen Forage
Admissions AssociateJamie Danielson

School Notes

  • Your child is an original. There is no other child in the world like your child. Your child is uniquely designed and brilliant in their own special way. Shouldn’t your child’s education be original
  • For nearly 40 years, The Harbor School has been providing a dynamic, innovative academic experience for young children in the Washington, DC area. Our “inquiry-based” approach underlies all that we do, drawing upon your child’s innate brilliance to craft an educational program that is joyful, well-rounded and exciting.
  • The school provides a well-balanced curriculum which integrates an appropriately challenging academic program with study in the fine and performing arts, library science, foreign language, physical education and technology. We believe strongly that children learn best through experience. In this regard, we provide a variety of learning opportunities both inside and outside of the classroom.
  • With highly specialized faculty, an engaging curriculum and a commitment to creativity, The Harbor School excels at boosting the confidence, independence and intellect of young learners from Preschool through Second Grade. We are one of few accredited schools in the Washington area that focuses on these vital early years.
  • -  Our students enjoy a balance of responsibility and freedom that helps them grow as both learners and individuals.
  • -  Harbor students learn how to make their own decisions and see how their choices affect their classmates and their community.
  • -  Beyond education, we place a strong emphasis on maturation - helping our students discover who they are as individuals, what they can do and who they want to be.
  • -  The fabric of our school community is woven together from diverse backgrounds and experiences. We value every student and celebrate our differences as well as our similarities.
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