Harford Day School

  • Harford Day School, founded in 1957, is an independent co-ed schoolfor children K-Prep through 8th Grade.
  • At Harford Day, you willdiscover small classes, challenging academics, and a respectfullearning community where committed teachers encourage each child'sabilities and talents.
  • A Harford Day School education is a giftmeant to enrich the mind, body, and spirit of every student; itsbenefits realized not only while in elementary and middle school,but into high school, college, and life.
  • Interacting with ourstudents and faculty is the best way to experience the vitalitythat characterizes each day at Harford Day so come see us inaction. Make Every Day Count.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Other school association(s)
Association of Independent Maryland And DC Schools (JAIMS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded1957
Awards Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2018

Student Body

Total Students297 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
6%
State avg.: 32%
Students by Grade Harford Day School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers37 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio8:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size13 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 15 / Jan. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$15,445
% on Financial Aid
31%
Average Financial Aid Grant$6,000
Admissions DirectorDiane Russell

Sports

Total Sports Offered6 sports
SportsBasketball, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, WrestlingBasketballCross Country,
Field HockeyLacrosse,
SoccerWrestling,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.6 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Chess Club, Community Service, Engineering Design, Girl Scouts

Arts and Music Programs:
Ballet/Contemporary Dance, Fine & Performing Arts

School Notes

  • Harford Day School, founded in 1957, is an independent co-ed schoolfor children K-Prep through 8th Grade. At Harford Day, you willdiscover small classes, challenging academics, and a respectfullearning community where committed teachers encourage each child'sabilities and talents. A Harford Day School education is a giftmeant to enrich the mind, body, and spirit of every student; itsbenefits realized not only while in elementary and middle school,but into high school, college, and life. Interacting with ourstudents and faculty is the best way to experience the vitalitythat characterizes each day at Harford Day so come see us inaction. Make Every Day Count.
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