Global Relationships - Sister Schools
Tamagawa K-12 School and University (Tokyo, Japan)
Tamagawa K-12 School and University is located in Tokyo, Japan, and provides an education to students from kindergarten to the graduate school level within a single campus. In 1993, Dr. Yoshiro Tanaka, education professor at Tamagawa's university, met with Harker's then-head of school, Diana Nichols, to discuss a way for students of the two schools to interact. From this initial contact came a succession of activities and collaborative programs between the two schools that begins in kindergarten and continues through high school.
World Foreign Language Middle School (Shanghai, China)
Located in the city of Shanghai, WFLMS is a semiprivate school specializing in the study of foreign languages. Madame Luo Peiming, great aunt of a Harker student, is a member of the board of trustees of the school. She is a leading force in the drive to open Chinese schools to the international education community through technology. WFLMS began operations in 1996 and today has a student body of more than 1,300 students and 90 faculty and staff. From the school's first day, it abandoned the traditional pattern in foreign language teaching in favor of students learning by practicing the language at school, home and traveling abroad. The school strictly adheres to the principle that foreign language teaching should be student-oriented and should help students develop their communication skills. Our relationship with WFLMS began in the spring of 2003.
Saint Stephen's College (Coomera, Australia)
Established in 1995, Saint Stephen's College of Coomera, Australia, (located outside Brisbane) is an independent, coeducational Christian school for students in preschool through grade 12. Located in the Coomera district, Saint Stephen's is known for individualized student attention and a commitment to lifelong learning.
Collège de Gambach (Fribourg, Switzerland)
The Collège de Gambach is a secondary school under the authority of the department of public education and cultural affairs of the canton of Fribourg, Switzerland. Collège de Gambach places a strong emphasis on the formation of character and stresses strong resolve, clear thinking, a sense of responsibility and an appreciation for thorough work habits. The school views a solid education as the cornerstone to preparing its students for life in the 21st century.
The Nazarbayev Intellectual School (Astana, Kazakhstan)
Nuevo Milenio (Grecia, Costa Rica)
Harker students visit peers at Nuevo Milenio school, located an hour north of the capital in the town of Grecia, during our Spanish immersion trip to Costa Rica. Students spend a few days at the school attending class and practicing their Spanish. The relationship continues during the school year with a penpal exchange.
Plookpanya School (Nakorn Ratchasima, Thailand)
Plookpanya School is an elementary school located in Nakorn Ratchasima, Thailand. The school has about 300 students who are expected to be respectful and responsive learners.
The International School Bangalore (Bangalore, India)
TISB is one of the top five international schools in the world as voted by "The Good Schools Guide."
Andinet International School (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia)
Andinet is a growing school in the capital of Ethiopia. Education at Andinet, which means "unity" in the Ethiopian language of Amharic, focuses on instilling an appreciation of one's own culture while celebrating others' cultures. The ever-growing school currently has nearly 800 students with English as the language of instruction.
Bayan Gardens School (Al Khobar, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia)
A growing school, Bayan Gardens School is located in Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia. BGS currently enrolls students in preschool through middle school. The school is growing with its students and every year the school adds on one more grade. BGS strives to achieve academic excellence while continuing to focus on basic skills and life values.