The Harker School is a nonprofit K-12, coed, private school in Silicon Valley that has earned international recognition for its top academics, quality teachers and student achievements.
Founded in 1893 and educating 1,975 students, Harker is the largest independent school of its kind in California.
We have beautiful, expansive San Jose campuses specifically designed for each of our three divisions - lower, middle and upper - where our students enjoy outstanding facilities, leading-edge technology and inspiring faculty who help them become the best they can be.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 528 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $52,000
  • Average class size: 9 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 6
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

The Harker School Middle School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in California for:

Category
Attribute
Sports offered
School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Year Founded
1893
Summer School Offered
Yes
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
528 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
Students by Grade
The Harker School Middle School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Average Class Size
9 students
List of Courses Offered
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
Khaki or navy pants or skirt, white shirt.

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Jan. 6
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Tuition includes before- and after-school care, lunch and most school expenses, such as our intercampus shuttle, yearbooks, local field trips, athletic uniforms, etc.
Summer Program Cost Notes
Summer program costs vary by session (see website)
% on Financial Aid
10%
Admissions Director
Danielle Holquin
Admissions Associate
Diann Chung, K-Gr. 5

Sports

School Notes

  • The Harker School believes it is responsible for fostering academic excellence, self-discovery and personal integrity.
  • Our student body reflects the diverse Bay Area population, where each individual benefits from the intellectual, ethical and cultural strengths of the community.
  • Clear expectations, and rules and consequences create a learning environment that promotes self-discipline and responsibility
  • Outstanding faculty and small class sizes are essential components of The Harker School.Academic specialists make the most effective teachers and beginning with the primary level, these trained specialists teach all subjects including science, foreign language, music, drama, dance, technology, physical education, library skills and art.
  • State of the art facilities and the best resources are an integral part of the stimulating, inspirational and safe learning environment.
  • Our curriculum is challenging, and constantly evolving to meet the needs of students.
  • Through comprehensive teaching techniques and support systems we address individual student needs.
  • We empower students to discover and develop their personal academic and extra curricular strengths; leadership, service, ethics and physical health are important elements of our curricular design.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does The Harker School Middle School cost?

The Harker School Middle School's tuition is approximately $52,000 for private students.

Does The Harker School Middle School offer a summer program?

Yes, The Harker School Middle School offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.

What sports does The Harker School Middle School offer?

The Harker School Middle School offers 16 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Dance, Flag Football, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Water Polo and Wrestling. The Harker School Middle School is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in California for most sports offered.

What is The Harker School Middle School's ranking?

The Harker School Middle School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in California for: Largest student body, Most sports offered and Oldest founding date.

When is the application deadline for The Harker School Middle School?

The application deadline for The Harker School Middle School is Jan. 6.

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 528 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $52,000
  • Average class size: 9 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 6
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in San Jose, CA is $22,123 for elementary schools and $25,960 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in San Jose, CA is 83% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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