The Harley School
The Harley School Photo #2 - Rooted in the progressive tradition, The Harley School offers an innovative and demanding program with a balanced emphasis on academic disciplines, the arts, and project-based experiential learning for Nursery to Grade 12 students.
The Harley School Photo #3 - The Commons is the first PreK-12 education space in the country to offer students multiple dimensions of education around creating a sustainable future. A 15,000-square-foot recycled Western NY barn, the structure earns its status as a "living building" because it generates its own energy, heating and cooling with renewable nontoxic resources.
The Harley School Photo #4 - The Commons includes a workshop and makerspace dedicated to hands on learning. Used by classes across all three divisions, these spaces allow for creative projects based on design thinking principles.
The Harley School Photo #6 - Apiary at The Harley School. Students participate in honey production and sale.
The Harley School Photo #7 - Joy in Learning. The Harley School's Nursery program begins at age 3 and is focused on school readiness and creating a positive foundation for learning.
The Harley School Photo #8 - HAC Athletics, NYSPHSAA Section V. Every student is encouraged to participate in a sport and HAC athletics provides opportunities at 3 different levels: modified, junior varsity, and varsity. When interscholastic competition begins in Middle School, our teams are all-inclusive, so every student who wants to play can be part of the team.
The Harley School Photo #9 - Harley's state of the art facilities include the 27,000 s.f. Sands-Stern Study Center; Robin Lehman Center for Visual Arts, including a glassblowing studio and student studio space; The Commons Sustainability Center, including science classrooms, Briggs Center for Civic Engagement, and the Center for Mindfulness and Empathy Education; tennis courts (three indoor and four outdoor), swimming pool, and theatre.
The Harley School Photo #10 - College acceptances in the past five years include: Brown University, Bryn Mawr College, Carnegie Mellon University, Cornell University, Duke University, Johns Hopkins University, New York University, Stanford University, Swarthmore College, Wellesley College, Williams College, Yale University, and more.
- Founded in 1917, The Harley School is a college preparatory, independent day school.
- A diverse, inclusive community, Harley is coeducational and nonsectarian.
- We provide a balanced education that inspires academic excellence, encourages joy in learning, and promotes intellectual and physical fitness.
- We value respectful discourse, collaborative learning, and service to others. Financial aid, wrap care, and transportation are available.
The Harley School places among the top 20% of private schools in New York for:
- Category Attribute
- Advanced Degrees Highest percentage of faculty with advanced degrees
- Student Body Largest student body
- AP Courses Most AP courses offered
- Extracurriculars Most extracurriculars offered
- School History Oldest founding date
|School Membership(s)School Assoc.||National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)|
New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS)
|Grades Offered||Grades Prekindergarten-12|
|Offers Post-Graduate Year||Yes|
|Summer School Offered||Yes|
|Total Students||515 students|
|Student Body Type||n/a|
|% Students of Color|
State avg.: 28%
|Students by Grade|
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||80 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||6:1|
National avg.: 13:1
|% Faculty w/Advanced Degree|
|Average Class Size||8 students|
|Number of AP Courses||18 courses|
|Advanced Courses||Art History, Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, English Literature & Composition, French Language & Culture, Microeconomics, Physics 1, Physics C: Mechanics, Spanish Language & Culture, Statistics, Studio Art: 2D Design, Studio Art: 3D Design, Studio Art: Drawing, Studio Art: Drawing, U.S. Government & Politics, U.S. History,|
|Average SAT score||1220|
|Average ACT score||28|
|Classroom Dress Code||Casual|
Finances and Admission
|Admission Deadline||None / Rolling|
|Tuition Notes||Tuition varies by grade level ($12,300 - $26,000). Acorn Grants and financial assistance available. Please contact The Harley School for details.|
|% on Financial Aid|
|Admissions Director||Ivone Foisy|
|Admissions Associate||Cheryl Skiba|
|Total Sports Offered||11 sports|
|Sports||Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBaseball, Basketball,|
Bowling, Cross Country,
Tennis, Track and Field,
|Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.||30 extracurriculars|
|ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.||Club or Organization:|
advocacy clubs, chess, community service, debate, design thinking, gardening, hospice, internships, literary magazine, newspaper, robotics, student council, yearbook
Arts and Music Programs:
acting, ceramic wheelworking, choir, digital filmmaking, digital graphic design, drama production, glass making, improv, jazz band, jewelry making, music lessons, musical production, pottery, strings ensemble, women's choir
Recreational Athletic Programs:
intramural sports, ski clu
- Student-to-teacher ratio 1:7; devoted faculty with an average tenure of 17 years.
- 25 acre campus with state-of-the art facilities.
- 27,000 square foot Academic Center, including the Lehman Center for the Visual Arts and Glass Studio.
- The Commons, the first preK-12 education space in the country to include multiple dimensions of education for a sustainable future. It houses the Briggs Center for Civic Engagement, the Center for Mindfulness and Empathy Education, a science center, and a Makerspace.
- Students are from 30 school districts and 5 counties.
- Why I Chose Harley: Chuck Rutberg '22
- Why I Teach at Harley: Kirsten Reader, Middle School English Teacher
- Why I Teach at Harley: Marlene Heuer, Nursery Teacher
- Harley on Instagram
- School Location Miles Grades Students
- Rochester Grades: 6-12 | 781 students
1127 Dewey Ave
Rochester, NY 14613
(585)254-2020 6.5 6-12
- Rochester Grades: 6-12 | 267 students
125 Kings Hwy S
Rochester, NY 14617
(585)342-4000 5.9 6-12
- Rochester Grades: K-8 | 53 students
10 Prince St
Rochester, NY 14607
(585)271-4548 3.3 K-8
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