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Admission

Applying to Harbor Day

Thank you for your interest in Harbor Day School. Harbor Day School, a Kindergarten through Eighth Grade co-educational day school in Corona del Mar, California, provides an academically challenging, well-balanced education in a nurturing and inclusive family-centered environment.

Harbor Day School will accept qualified students without regard to race, creed, color, gender, religion, or national origin in any grade where vacancies are available.

Admission to Harbor Day is based on several factors, including performance on report cards and entrance tests, teacher recommendations, and participation in a class visit. Qualified siblings of currently enrolled Harbor Day students will receive priority acceptance, with the understanding that Harbor Day School may not be the appropriate school for all sibling applicants. 
 

Families Applying for Kindergarten

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    Overview
    Harbor Day's Kindergarten includes two classrooms of 22 kindergartners, for a total of 44 entering students. Applicants will participate in an assessment. Additional application requirements include a teacher recommendation report.

    Eligibility

    Students must be 5 by September 1, 2018, to apply. Students are eligible to apply with summer birthdays (June 1 - August 31) but are encouraged to wait until the following year.

    Next Steps
    Interested families should fill out an Inquiry Form. The online application may be submitted between September 1, 2022, and January 11, 2023. The sibling deadline is November 1, 2022. Once an application is submitted, you can log into your portal and schedule a parent/guardian interview and tour with the Director of Admission.

    A printable checklist with the required application steps is available below. 

     2023-24 Kindergarten Checklist

Families Applying for Grade 6

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    Overview
    Students applying for 6th grade will be asked to submit teacher recommendation reports and report cards and take the ISEE exam. 

    Eligibility
    Your child must currently be enrolled in a 5th grade curriculum.

    Next Steps
    Interested families should fill out an Inquiry Form. The online application may be submitted between September 1, 2022, and January 11, 2023. Once an application is submitted, you can log into your portal and schedule a parent/guardian interview and tour with the Director of Admission.

    A printable checklist with the required application steps is available below.

    2023-24 Grade 6 Checklist 

Families Applying for Grades 1–5, 7-8

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    Overview
    Lower School grades 1-4, and Middle School grades 5, 7-8, are not typical entry points at Harbor Day School.

    If space becomes available, Harbor Day strives to select students who are the best “match” for the class and for the space that has become available. We do not keep a ranked list.

    Next Steps
    Interested families should fill out an Inquiry Form. The online application may be submitted between September 1, 2022, and January 11, 2023. Small group tours will be available starting October 1. All other steps must be completed by January 20, 2023.

    A printable checklist with the required application steps is available below. 

    2023-24 Grades 1-4 Checklist
    2023-24 Grades 5, 7-8 Checklist

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.