At Harker, student life is exciting, supportive and inclusive – a place where students can find their passions and thrive.
Middle School Students
Middle school is a time of big adventures, big changes and big thinking. With meaningful academic, social and emotional growth and development during these years, our goal is to ensure that your child feels safe, supported and celebrated at Harker. That’s why we offer robust programs and extracurriculars for students to explore their interests, find their passions and make lifelong friends.
Harker Middle School Student Community
Our students are all different, but they share a common characteristic: they love learning. Pre-teens who enjoy spending time after school in the library or working 1:1 with teachers to dive deeper into favorite subjects are not outliers. Here at Harker, that type of genuine curiosity is the norm.
Students feel comfortable to explore interests, take chances and push themselves to try new skills because we foster a supportive culture. Your intellectually curious pre-teen will find a network of like-minded classmates who make it easy for students to express themselves.
Advisory and House System
Each grade 6 student is assigned to an advisory group of 10-12 students which meets with the same faculty advisor weekly throughout their middle school years. In addition, advisory groups are assigned to one of four “houses” and there are periodic house spirit events throughout the year.
What new activities are you trying?
I started playing basketball and learning Chinese.
What is your favorite subject?
Science, because I get to learn physics.
What makes Harker special?
I like how they always challenge you to do your best in sports and academics. In the after-school program they look after you very well, and it’s fun.
Middle School Social Life
Harker's supportive environment makes it easy for middle school students to try new things and make friends, whether it's in the classroom, on a team or on a school trip. There are also lots of social events such as barbecues and dances to ensure your pre-teen has plenty of opportunities to make friends, build confidence and have fun.