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The Harker School
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  • Private
  • SAN JOSE, CA

COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

For the 2021-2022 school year, we anticipate a full in-person program.

Report Card

grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A+
  2. Diversity
    grade B+
  3. Teachers
    grade A+
  4. College Prep
    grade A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    grade A minus
  6. Sports
    grade C

About

Applying

Application Deadline
January 6
Application Fee
$100
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
ISEE, SSAT

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$51,300
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
7%
Average Financial Aid
$27,754
From The Harker School

Since 1893, The Harker School has believed the best way to prepare students for the future is to provide an environment that brings out their best in the academic, extracurricular, and personal domains. With a thriving global education program, arts and athletics a crucial part of the curriculum, superb faculty, and flexible course placement, Harker offers rich opportunities for students to discover and nurture their own talents, develop self-confidence, and unleash their creative potentials, fostering a challenging and supportive environment where inspiration has no limits.

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The Harker School Rankings

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1480
369 responses
Average ACT
33
126 responses

A Learning Environment Like No Other

Harker’s tailored academic placement, small class sizes, teachers who are subject specialists and ongoing support ensures our students are challenged, encouraged and inspired to be their personal and academic best. The upper school includes an incubator program in our business and entrepreneurship department, a performing arts conservatory certificate program, 115 electives and 65 clubs.

Culture & Safety

Poll
80%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 20 responses
Poll
60%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 20 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 44 responses
  • Homecoming game
    20%
  • Fall play
    14%
  • Spring Musical
    14%
  • Harvest Festival/Picnic
    9%
  • Homecoming
    7%
  • Senior Night Sporting Events (Any Sport)
    7%
  • The orchestra concerts.
    7%

Students

Diversity
grade B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,951
95%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 22 responses
45%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 22 responses
27%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 22 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
8:1
National
17:1
Poll
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 26 responses
Poll
65%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 26 responses
Poll
65%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 26 responses

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Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
grade A minus
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
78%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 18 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 18 responses
61%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 18 responses

Living in the Area

grade A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade D
  2. Good for Families
    grade A
  3. Housing
    grade C minus
Median Household Income
$143,231
National
$62,843
Median Rent
$2,468
National
$1,062
Median Home Value
$1,280,056
National
$217,500

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