About Us

The Harker School is one of the nation’s top college prep schools for offering students in preschool-grade 12 a high-quality, well-rounded and world-class education.

About Us

The Harker School is a private school in Silicon Valley that has earned international recognition for its top academics, quality teachers and student achievements. Founded in 1893 and educating 2,000 students, Harker is the largest independent school of its kind in California, serving families of preschool, elementary, middle and high school-aged children on its four San Jose campuses.

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The Harker School: A World-Class Education for Tomorrow’s Leaders

The Harker School is one of the nation’s top schools for high-quality, well-rounded education to students in preschool through grade 12.

With a 100 percent college acceptance rate, our students receive a well-rounded education grounded in academics, enriching extracurricular activities and clubs, team-building athletics and an unwavering emphasis on character development. And, most importantly, students will graduate from Harker with a lifelong passion for learning.

Why families choose Harker:

  • Leading academics: We offer an exceptional academic program characterized by an innovative, challenging curriculum.
  • Robust programs and extracurricular activities: Our global learning opportunities, competitive sports teams and rich, varied student clubs inspire our students to reach their full potential.
  • Experienced teachers: Our teaching team is the cornerstone of a Harker education. With a passion for their craft, their goal is your child’s success.
  • Outstanding facilities: Our students enjoy fully equipped facilities with leading-edge technology to support dynamic, experiential learning inside the classroom and outdoors.

Learn more about academics and our full array of programs offered at the following:

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Our Philosophy, Mission and History

At Harker, we celebrate our century-old history and tradition of developing lifelong learners, well-rounded global citizens and kind, respectful individuals. Learn more:

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Facts, Stats & Resources

Our students, teachers and facilities continue to earn awards and recognition for achievements that inspire learning here at Harker and beyond. Read more:

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Events & Calendar

We host a variety of events for students, parents, alumni, donors and community members to connect and celebrate our traditions and common mission.

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We are always looking to add talented, qualified and inspired individuals to our Harker team.

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