Philosophy & Mission
The Harker School is a coeducational, independent, college preparatory day school serving students in kindergarten through grade 12. Our goal is to develop lifelong learners and well-rounded global citizens. Through comprehensive academic and extracurricular programs, Harker provides a challenging and balanced education. The Harker experience comprises the following cornerstones: students and families, teachers, curriculum and the learning environment, which includes inspiring facilities.
Students and Families
Harker students and families value learning and are kind, well-rounded global citizens. The students have passions within and beyond the classroom as they prepare to shape the world of tomorrow. Harker students are intrinsically motivated to pursue deep learning and extracurricular activities, and they take pride in contributing to a supportive peer culture where it is "cool to be smart and kind."
Harker seeks to attract teachers who are experts in their fields, love working with children and who, through their teaching, inspire students to reach their highest potential. The Harker teacher creates a rich learning environment within and beyond the classroom so that students can find their places in the world today. Harker teachers, like the students, also care about the community, fostering the values that contribute to a successful and happy life.
The Harker School believes in a deep understanding of subject matter, broad thinking skills and a love of learning as the key ingredients for success in the future. Our program provides a robust academic experience at a pace that meets individual student needs. Beyond the classroom, we have rich extracurricular offerings for a well-rounded, complete experience, with opportunities for students to pursue their passions wherever they lead.
There is no substitute for the special place that is the Harker campus. Motivated students, talented teachers, inspiring facilities and engaging programs, both within and outside the classroom, all combine to create the unique environment of The Harker School. The Harker experience extends beyond the campus walls as students reach out and serve the broader community. The school and its families are partners in helping the students achieve their highest potential.