Philosophy & Mission
With a deep commitment to academic excellence, personal integrity and making the world a better place, the school and its families are partners in helping students achieve their highest potential by maintaining an inspiring, supportive and inclusive community. We are honored to have guided the young minds of our talented students since 1893. Learn more about our history.
Beyond our students, we are committed to developing strong relationships with students’ families, supporting our teachers’ professional development and creating an inspired learning environment.
- Students and families: Harker students and families embrace learning, take challenges and live as caring, compassionate people.
- Teachers: Our teachers are experts in their fields, passionate about working with children and go the extra mile to give their students a world-class education.
- Curriculum: We tailor our students’ academic placement so they enjoy an education that meets their individual needs. Beyond academics, we offer wide-ranging electives, programs and extracurricular activities. With this complete experience, students are able to explore their interests and pursue their passions.
- Inspired learning environment: Our motivated students, dynamic teachers, supportive staff, engaging academics and outstanding facilities come together to create one of our greatest joys – a learning environment that inspires inquiry, collaboration and fun.
The Harker School Mission
Our mission is to educate students for success at college and beyond, and to foster kindness, respect and integrity within a safe and nurturing environment. We achieve academic excellence through the development of intellectual curiosity, personal accountability and love of learning. Our comprehensive program and exceptional faculty and staff help students discover, develop and enjoy their unique talents. We honor individuality, embrace diversity, and promote leadership and service, preparing students to take their place as global citizens.