Summer at Harker offers fun and educational summer experiences for preschool through high school-aged students. Programs are led by experienced faculty and staff who are passionate about summer learning and fun.

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Our summer programs feature a wide variety of academic and recreational programs for preschool through grade 12 children. Taught by experienced faculty and staff, our summer programs are held on our safe, secure and centrally-located campuses in San Jose. We have been offering outstanding summer programs for more than 50 years.

Harker Summer: Preschool

Summer Preschool: Ages 3-5

2017 Session Dates

June 26– July 21 | July 24–Aug. 11

Our preschool summer program, located at our expansive preschool campus, features exciting specialty classes like art, music & movement, and STEM (science, technology, engineering and math).

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Summer Camp Plus: KinderCamp

2017 Session Dates

June 26-July 21, July 24-Aug. 4 and Aug. 7-11

Kindergartners have their own special academic schedule designed to prepare them for entering kindergarten classes in the fall. Familiar faces and secure surroundings are high priorities in our efforts to promote socialization skills and to build confidence.

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Summer Camp Plus: Grades 1-5

2017 Session Dates

June 26-Aug. 11 (session dates vary)

Session Options: Full Day | Partial Day | Morning Only

Our Summer Camp Plus provides an engaging, enriching academic environment alongside a variety of afternoon activity program options.

Morning Academics

8:30-11:30 a.m.

Core Focus

Sharpen Core Academic Skills

One 4-Week Session | June 20-July 15
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Pick Your Passion

Dive into Your Favorite Subject

Three 2-Week Sessions | Starting June 20, July 5 & July 18
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Afternoon Activities

11:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Pair your morning academic choice with a wide variety of afternoon activities!

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Harker Summer: Lower School

Out 'n' About

Special Week of Learning, Service and Fun!

Full Day or Partial Day Only
One 1-Week Session | Aug. 7-11
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Summer Institute Middle School: Grades 6-8

2017 Session Dates

June 26–July 7 | July 10-21 | July 24–Aug. 4 | Aug. 7-11

New this year! Our Summer Institute Middle School program includes opportunities for enriching academics, arts, athletics and activities, on its very own campus!

Program Options

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Summer Institute: Grades 9-12

2017 Session Dates

June 19- July 28 (class sessions vary by subject)

Our Summer Institute allows high school students to choose from a variety of academic options, including rigorous for-credit high school courses and non-credit opportunities for enrichment and growth.

Program Options

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English Language Institute

2017 Session Dates

July 10-Aug. 18

We offer special programs for international students interested in improving their English speaking and writing skills. International students often attend Harker's English Language Institute to prepare for an American boarding school or an international school. Students of all levels, beginning to highly advanced, are accepted and placed in a class designed to meet their individual needs.

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Swim School

2017 Session Dates

June 19-Aug. 11 (one-week sessions)

Harker’s Swim School provides both children and adults of all ages and skill levels the opportunity to learn, refine and extend their swimming abilities from knowledgeable instructors at our beautiful aquatic center.

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Summer Staff

Outstanding faculty and staff are one of the hallmarks of The Harker School. All staff are carefully selected to provide a positive experience for the students, and in turn, the students provide inspiration and enrichment to those who teach them. Explore what it’s like to be a part of the Harker family.

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