Have a Seriously Smart Summer

Summer at Harker offers fun and educational experiences for preschool 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. For most ages the day begins with morning academics - with classes in math, language arts, science, art, technology and music. And swimmers of all ages and abilities can jump into our swim school and hone their skills. 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

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

Session Options: Full Day | Partial Day | Morning Only

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

Morning Academics

8:30-11:30 a.m.

Core Focus

Sharpen Core Academic Skills

One 4-Week Session | June 20-July 15
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Pick Your Passion

Dive into Your Favorite Subject

Three 2-Week Sessions | Starting June 20, July 5 & July 18
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Afternoon Activities

11:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Pair your morning academic choice with a wide variety of afternoon activities!

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Out 'n' About

Special Week of Learning, Service and Fun!

Full Day or Partial Day Only
One 1-Week Session | Aug. 7-11
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Harker Summer: Lower School


Grades 6-8: Summer Institute Middle School

Our Summer Institute Middle School program includes opportunities for enriching academics, arts, athletics and activities, on its very own campus!

Summer Institute Middle School is located at The Harker School's middle school campus - 3800 Blackford Ave., San Jose, CA 95117.

Program Options

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Grades 9-12: Summer Institute Upper School

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.

Summer Institute Upper School is located at The Harker School's upper school campus - 500 Saratoga Ave., San Jose, CA 95129.

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English Language Institute

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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Swim School

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 Conservatory

Summer @ The Conservatory

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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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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Summer Registration, Fees & Policies

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Contact Us

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