Have a Seriously Smart Summer

Summer at Harker offers fun and educational experiences for kindergarten through high school-aged students. Programs are led by experienced faculty and staff who are passionate about summer learning and fun.

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Strong academics and rich and varied activities are hallmarks of a Harker summer. Join us and have a seriously smart summer at Harker!

Harker Summer: Preschool

Ages 4-5: Summer Preschool

Our preschool summer program, located at our expansive preschool campus, features exciting specialty classes like art, music & movement, and STEM (science, technology, engineering and math).

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Kindergarten: Summer Camp Plus KinderCamp

June 17-Aug. 2

KinderCampers have their own special academic schedule designed to prepare them for entering kindergarten classes in the fall. Familiar faces and secure surroundings are high priorities in our efforts to promote socialization skills and to build confidence.

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Grades 1-5: Summer Camp Plus

June 17-Aug. 2

Our Summer Camp Plus provides an engaging, enriching academic environment alongside a variety of afternoon activity program options.

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Grades 6-8: Summer Institute Middle School

June 17-July 26

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Grades 9-12: Summer Institute Upper School

June 10-July 19

Our Summer Institute allows students to choose from a variety of academic options, including rigorous for-credit high school courses and non-credit opportunities for enrichment and growth.

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Advanced English Institute

The AEI program is for Bay Area students, as well as qualified international students, to enhance overall English skills and increase their standardized test scores.

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English Language Institute

July 1-Aug. 2

We offer special programs for international students interested in improving their English speaking and writing skills. International students often attend Harker's English Language Institute to prepare for an American boarding school or an international school. Students of all levels, beginning to highly advanced, are accepted and placed in a class designed to meet their individual needs.

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Summer Conservatory

Summer @ The Conservatory

June 17-July 26

Summer @ The Conservatory brings together the very best Bay Area educators to help students develop skills through a variety of acting classes, workshops, master classes and performances.

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Speech & Debate

July 15-July 26

The summer speech and debate program is designed to help students going into grades 6-10 prepare for competitive public forum, Lincoln-Douglas and congressional debate, or speech events supported by the National Speech and Debate Association.

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Swim School

June 10-Aug. 2

Harker’s Swim School provides both children and adults of all ages and skill levels the opportunity to learn, refine and extend their swimming abilities from knowledgeable instructors at our beautiful aquatic center.

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Summer Staff

Outstanding faculty and staff are one of the hallmarks of The Harker School. All staff are carefully selected to provide a positive experience for the students, and in turn, the students provide inspiration and enrichment to those who teach them. Explore what it’s like to be a part of the Harker family.

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Save the Date!

Save the date! Harker Summer will open registration soon. Here are our registration dates by program:

Jan. 29, 2024
Summer Camp Plus, Middle School Summer Institute, Speech & Debate & Swim School

Feb. 20, 2024
Upper School Summer Institute

View our Summer Programs Registration & Fees Info

Contact Us

For quickest response time we ask that you email any questions to the appropriate program.