The friendly HDS community feels like family and it helps us to become the best people we can be. - Melting Grogie BearsFamily
Student Council members started Harbor Day School Families Program in 1997. The basis of this program is to give the students an opportunity to interact with students in all different grade levels. This program takes what is best about a family and extends it to the school, the local community, and the world.
A Harbor Day Family is comprised of nine or ten students in kindergarten through eighth grade and one faculty or staff member who meet together in a group. Students remain in the same Family for the entire time they are at Harbor Day School. As one child graduates or leaves school, he or she is replaced in the Family unit by a new child entering the school.
The Harbor Day School Families concept encompasses the following goals:
Establishing a sense of community where all work cooperatively, nurturing, and supporting one another's uniqueness and success
Building continuity with students from grades K through 8 in a different learning environment
Developing a sense of responsibility, fostering self-esteem, personal independence, and social responsibility
Providing a format for projects that benefit the school and community, which promotes respect for self, others, and the world
Creating a venue for multi-grade grouping which encourages a sharing and caring environment for the entire school
Harbor Day School
Harbor Day School is a co-educational private independent K-8 school established in 1952.