Outstanding faculty and small class sizes are essential components of The Harker School. Our teachers, many of whom hold advanced degrees in their subject areas, are selected for their academic expertise, positive role modeling and passion for teaching. As a student’s talent evolves, Harker evaluates the course placement that will best challenge and inspire each student to academic excellence without causing stress. No two students are alike, and Harker’s comprehensive teaching techniques, accelerated curriculum and support systems ensure a motivating and exciting learning environment for all students.

Harker seeks out the best tools to help students learn, and was an early adopter of both student laptop programs and infusing information literacy skills throughout the curriculum. Harker’s global education program, founded in 1993, now involves students at all grade levels with relationships and projects in eight countries, including kindergarten video conferences with our sister school in Japan and science research in Costa Rica. Harker’s research program enables upper school students to pursue the wonder of science through serious, original research, and the annual Harker Research Symposium provides a venue for student-generated research to be shared with the community. 

Academics Overview

Academic Curriculum

Learn more about our curriculum overview and course offerings for each division:

Student Life

Between dozens of robust after-school activities and clubs – and the vibrant community – students at all grades have ample opportunities to discover passions outside the classroom, and develop friends for life. Read more about student life

Global Education

Students of all grades collaborate with schools all over the world. Find out more about global education

Global Online Academy

New to the 2012-13 year is Harker’s membership in the Global Online Academy, a consortium of select schools worldwide sharing faculty resources so students can take courses together online. Learn more about the Global Online Academy

The Harker Libraries

Harker’s libraries provide so much more than books. Our three fully-staffed libraries provide classroom instruction, research databases and the school’s archives. Explore our libraries

Research at Harker

Research at Harker includes original, serious research with both Harker and industry mentors. Learn about our research opportunities


Harker seeks the best tools to help students learn, and the effective and ethical use of the latest technology is no exception. Read more about the technology at Harker

College Counseling

Our college counselors guide students and parents through the challenging and exciting process of college admission. Find out more about our college counseling department
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