Harford Day School

Harford Day School, founded in 1957, is an independent co-ed school for children Preschool (age three) through Grade Eight.
At Harford Day, you will discover small classes, challenging academics, and a respectful learning community where committed teachers encourage each child's abilities and talents.
A Harford Day School education is a gift meant to enrich the mind, body, and spirit of every student; its benefits realized not only while in elementary and middle school but into high school, college, and life.
Interacting with our students and faculty is the best way to experience the vitality that characterizes each day at Harford Day so come see us in action.  Make Every Day Count.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked MD School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Enrollment: 305 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $19,735
  • Average class size: 13 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 1 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Harford Day School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Maryland for:


School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-8
Year Founded
Summer School Offered
Summer Program Details
 Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2018

Student Body

Total Students
305 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 38%
Students by Grade
Harford Day School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
37 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
13 students
List of Courses Offered
Classroom Dress Code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Feb. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant
Admissions Director
Diane Russell


Total Sports Offered
5 sports


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
5 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Chess Club, Community Service, Engineering Design

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

School Notes

  • At Harford Day School, we offer children a rigorous academic program with small class sizes, character and leadership development, world languages, exposure to the arts, and interscholastic athletics. At Harford Day, you will discover a profound commitment to lifelong learning, hands-on experiences, individualized attention, and a caring, inclusive community. We believe that the foundational years, age 3 through Grade 8, are essential to developing the skills needed for academic success in high school and beyond. HDS graduates are consistently among the top selections at outstanding high schools in the Baltimore metro area. Further, we believe that an age 3 to Grade 8 education offers our students a unique opportunity to develop and demonstrate leadership skills.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Harford Day School cost?
Harford Day School's tuition is approximately $19,735 for private students.
Does Harford Day School offer a summer program?
Yes, Harford Day School offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.
What sports does Harford Day School offer?
Harford Day School offers 5 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Lacrosse and Soccer.
What is Harford Day School's ranking?
Harford Day School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Maryland for: Largest student body.
When is the application deadline for Harford Day School?
The application deadline for Harford Day School is Feb. 1 / rolling (applications are due on Feb. 1 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).

School Calendar

View the Harford Day School yearly calendar below. Note key dates such as:

Last Day of School for Little Dragons and K-Prep
June 06, 2024 (Thursday)

School Reviews

My son had a wonderful experience in his 7 years at Harford Day School. The small class sizes and staff who genuinely cared about each individual student made a huge difference in his education. The curriculum is challenging and high quality, but the teachers were absolutely phenomenal! I cannot say enough positive things about the teachers and staff. There are plenty of extracurricular activities to join, and students are encouraged to participate in many different things. As a parent, I could not have asked for a better experience for our family.
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked MD School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Enrollment: 305 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $19,735
  • Average class size: 13 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 1 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Harford County, MD is $14,363 for elementary schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).

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