Lower School

At Harker’s lower school, we provide students a well-rounded, world-class education with our innovative curriculum, robust extracurricular programs and activities, and highly qualified teachers.

Lower School

Harker’s lower school is one of the Bay Area’s top schools for giving elementary students a well-rounded, top-notch education. High-quality academics, broad class offerings, robust extracurricular programs and electives, and outstanding teachers and facilities define a Harker education.

Harker's Lower School: Inspiring a Lifelong Love of Learning

The lower school, located at our beautiful Bucknall Ave. campus in San Jose, serves students in kindergarten through grade 5. Our goal is to provide your child with a nurturing and supportive environment in which to grow and thrive.

Your child will enjoy an inspiring learning environment, dedicated teachers, supportive staff and ample opportunities to discover passions and strengths.

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1893 Established
100% Eagle Pride
9:1 Student/Teacher Ratio
60+ After-School Offerings

LS academics


Our challenging, innovative curriculum features comprehensive teaching techniques, small class sizes, diverse educational experiences and rich, extracurricular activities.

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Programs & Extracurriculars

Our robust lower school programs and extracurricular activities like athletics, arts and after-school clubs are key ingredients of Harker’s well-rounded education.

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LS teachers


All of our teachers are highly qualified and passionate about teaching our young students.

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LS students


At Harker, your child will find like-minded peers who turn into lifelong friends.

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Support & Services

We offer our students and families support resources and services that include proactive academic support, comprehensive wellness and health services and healthy lunch options.

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The teachers, administration and BEST staff have taken the time to focus on our children’s individual needs, both academically and socially. We have seen both of them grow by leaps and bounds, and are proud to be a part of the Harker family.

Angela Goldin, parent

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Campus & Facilities

Our outstanding facilities support our elementary students’ learning and growth here at the lower school.

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School Community

Harker’s lower school is a close-knit community of students, parents, teachers and staff. We encourage all families to be a part of our school community and events.

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Lower School Summer Program

Camp+ offers three camps for grade 1-5 (Core Focus, Pick Your Passion and Out ‘n’ About) and Kindercamp just for incoming kindergartners. We focus on math, science and language arts with a variety of activity options like submarine science and writer’s workshop and a separate swim school. Programs are one, two or four weeks in length, beginning in late June.

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