These are exciting times at Harbor Day School. Our school opened in 1952, which makes it the oldest independent school in Orange County. As we approach our 70th anniversary, we plan to open Phase 1 of our new campus. This new building will house all of our educational programs except for physical education, and we can’t wait to start teaching and learning in our new state-of-the-art facility.
While our facility will change dramatically, our commitment to simultaneously challenging and nurturing students in an atmosphere where they are known and cherished has not changed. Harbor Day students arrive on campus with energy and enthusiasm, and they are met by exceptional teachers who engage them with stimulating lessons. Harbor Day School students build relationships with their teachers and their classmates that often grow over decades and last for a lifetime.
We learned a great deal about teaching and learning while educating our community through the pandemic. Since March 2020, we have operated in three modes: fully remote, partially remote, and fully in-person. One of the things we learned is that while we can offer a full academic program remotely, we see the benefit of learning and teaching in person and as a community of learners. We anticipate having all of our students and teachers on campus for the 2021-2022 academic year.
The Harbor Day family includes our dedicated and professional faculty and staff, 408 current students, and over 2000 alumni. We take great pride in our graduates, and we stay in touch with them through their academic careers in high school and college and beyond. We have an active Alumni Advisory Council, and many alumni send their own children to Harbor Day School. We boast of our alumni attending the finest colleges and universities in the nation
. Traditional events such as the Blue-Gold Track Meet, Back-to-School Picnic, and Turkey Bowl are great places for the entire HDS family to connect.
A visit to our school will allow you to see our new facility, meet our vibrant community, and learn more about our outstanding program. We look forward to meeting you.
Gradatim ad Summum,
Head of School