The Harker School

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.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 1-9
Year Founded1893

Student Body

Total Studentsn/a
Student Body TypeCo-ed

Academics and Faculty

Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$29,561
Admissions DirectorWhendy Carter

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.

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