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.
Strong academics and rich and varied activities are hallmarks of a Harker summer. Join us and have a seriously smart summer at Harker!
Ages 4-5: Summer Preschool
2017 Session Dates
June 26– July 21 | July 24–Aug. 11
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).
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.
Grades 1-5: Summer Camp Plus
Our Summer Camp Plus provides an engaging, enriching academic environment alongside a variety of afternoon activity program options.
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.
- Classes in math, writing, science, technology, arts and debate
- Sports Camps
- Out 'n' About (1-week session), Grades 6-8
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.
Advanced Core English
The ACE program is for Bay Area students, as well as qualified international students, to enhance overall English skills and increase their standardized test scores.
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.
Speech & Debate
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.
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.
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.
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.
For quickest response time we ask that you email any questions to the appropriate program.
MS Summer Institute
US Summer Institute
Summer @ Conservatory
English Language Institute