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Curriculum

Middle School Science Classroom

Curriculum

Harbor Day School offers a comprehensive education in traditional disciplines, fostering creativity and individual growth.

Harbor Day School's curriculum aligns with the recommendations of the California Association of Independent Schools and the National Association of Independent Schools.

Harbor Day School is organized into a lower and a middle school. The lower school consists of two classes at each grade level from kindergarten through grade four and operates under the leadership of the Lower School Director. Students meet in sections of 22 students per class for all academic subjects. The weekly academic schedule in the lower school typically includes five periods of reading, five periods of writing and grammar, five periods of mathematics, two to three periods of social studies, and two to three periods of science. In addition to this core academic schedule, students meet with specialist teachers for enrichment subjects, such as art, music, technology, physical education, library, engineering/woodshop, and Spanish.

The middle school is composed of grades five through eight and operates under the leadership of the Middle School Director. Fifth grade is the final year of self-contained classroom instruction. Beginning in the sixth grade, the middle school program is fully departmentalized with class sections ranging in size from eight to 16 students.

Curriculum

student in woodshop with drill
Boy holding his artwork
Student looking through magnifying glass