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Applying to Harker

We appreciate your interest in The Harker School, and we look forward to sharing more about our warm, inspiring and vibrant community with you and your family.

While all application deadlines for the 2020-21 school year have passed, you can contact the admission office with inquiries about late applications. Meanwhile the dates and information now on our website are for the 2021-22 school year. Application and event reservations open on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020. We recommend you submit an inquiry so that we can keep you posted when the application season and reservations open. We look forward to meeting you.

Our standard points of entry are kindergarten and grades 3, 6 and 9. New students may enter Harker at all grade levels except grade 12. In grades 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10 and 11 the number of openings depends on attrition and there are usually more qualified applicants than spaces.

We invite you to submit an inquiry and create an account on Ravenna. Harker has partnered with Ravenna Solutions, a very user-friendly application that streamlines the admission process for our families. Through your Ravenna account, you will be able to receive notifications from Harker, register for Harker admission events, and apply and track your progress toward application completion.

Key Dates

  • Event Registration: Sep. 1, 2020 at 12 p.m.
  • Campus Visits: Sep. 2020 – Jan. 2021
  • Application Opens: Sep. 1, 2020 at 12 p.m.
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 7 2021 at 5 p.m.
  • Decision notification released in Ravenna: after 4 p.m. on March 18, 2021
  • Contract and Deposit Due: March 26, 2021 at 12 p.m.
  • Tuition Balance Due: June 15, 2021

Application Process

Here is some information to give you an idea of the application process. Due date and application requirements are described in detail in Ravenna.

We look forward to meeting you!

International Students

International students applying to The Harker School must meet the same admission standards as domestic students, and successfully complete all stages of the highly selective admission process. We do not have a separate pool for international applicants. Harker has a very rigorous academic program, and all students must be fluent in reading, writing and speaking English. Unless students have been attending schools where the courses are taught in English, it is unlikely that they would qualify.

While Harker does not offer ESL curriculum during the regular school year, we do offer a robust English Language Institute in the summer. For more information, visit our ELI website or contact ELI@harker.org.

Late Applications

We expect that the majority of places for fall will be filled by candidates who make the January deadlines and regular acceptance announcement in March. We may have the opportunity to extend offers of admission to a few individuals who complete their files after the regular deadline. These acceptance decisions will be made on a rolling basis and will depend on available space. Please contact us if you have any questions.

Questions?

Contact us and we'll be happy to help you.

  • Lower School (K-5)

    408.553.0588

    Diann Chung
    Lower School Admission Director
  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)

    408.553.0399

    Danielle Holquin
    Middle School Admission Director | Pre-12 Director of Admission
  • Upper School (Grades 9-12)

    408.345.9207

    Jennifer Hargreaves
    Upper School Admission Director
  • Financial Aid

    408.553.0301

    Kathy Caveney
    Financial Aid Coordinator