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The Harbor Day School Mission

Harbor Day School provides an academically challenging, well-balanced education in a nurturing and inclusive family-centered environment. Our faculty inspires curiosity and a desire to learn, and cultivates in students the confidence, strong moral character, and perseverance to thrive. We celebrate diversity and traditions, value collaboration and innovation, and cherish our community and the lifelong relationships developed.

Core Values

Challenging Curriculum
We value academic excellence and provide a challenging, well-balanced curriculum that prepares students for a rapidly evolving world.
Excellent Teachers 
Excellent teachers form the foundation of Harbor Day School. We will continue to attract and retain an outstanding and diverse faculty.

Integrity and Social-Emotional Learning
Harbor Day School develops self-reliance, strong moral character, and social-emotional intelligence in our students. 
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Harbor Day School fosters socially responsible and empathetic students who recognize and embrace differences among the members of our society.
Nurturing and Inspiring Environment
We provide a warm, innovative, and secure learning environment that inspires students and teachers to think creatively and work collaboratively.

Vibrant Community
Harbor Day is an active and engaged school community characterized by supportive relationships, shared values, wellness, and social responsibility. 
Together, we ensure that a Harbor Day education and its traditions can be enjoyed for generations to come.


Gradatim ad Summum  

The motto of Harbor Day School, meaning “Step-by-Step to the Top,” reflects the importance of a strong primary education. With each grade a student completes, he or she adds more knowledge, allowing for personal growth. Each step taken builds upon the previous step for the comprehensive and well-balanced education for which the School strives. This motto encompasses the mission by allowing for steady personal progress which in turn develops our eager, collaborative, and creative students who are prepared for their secondary education and beyond.

Accreditation and Memberships

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  • Accreditations

    CAIS - California Association of Independent Schools
    WASC- Western Association of Schools and Colleges
  • Memberships

    NAIS- National Association of Independent Schools

Harbor Day School

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Harbor Day School is a co-educational private independent K-8 school established in 1952.
Harbor Day School does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, national or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, or other programs administered by the School.