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.

Our Philosophy

Harker is a place where students and families embrace learning, take challenges and live as caring, compassionate people.

  • Students: Our students embark on a well-rounded educational journey that meets their individual needs as they discover their unique talents through exposure to wide-ranging opportunities in and out of the classroom.
  • Teachers: Harker teachers and staff are experts in their fields, passionate about working with children and committed to developing strong relationships with students and their families.
  • Inspired learning environment: Our engaged students, dynamic teachers and curriculum, supportive staff and outstanding facilities come together to create one of our greatest joys – an inspired learning environment full of inquiry, discovery, collaboration and fun.

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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.

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