- College PrepA+
- Clubs & ActivitiesA
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.
The Harker School Rankings
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Culture & Safety
- of students agree that they feel safe at their school.20 responses
- of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.20 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.22 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.22 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.22 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.26 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.26 responses
Clubs & Activities
- of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.18 responses
- of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.18 responses
- of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.18 responses
The Harker School Reviews
The real problem at Harker lies among the student body and administration. My family has experienced both the leadership of current Head Brian Yager and the previous head, and with Yager has come a flurry of problems ranging from lack of mental health initiatives to huge gaps in diversity and racism. The student body further perpetuates the incredibly toxic atmosphere at Harker by creating a cutthroat environment. Friends won't tell each other what they're doing in fear that one may get into a better college. Grade bullying and impostor syndrome are common. If your child is not academically competitive, I would strongly recommend you send him/her to another school, preferably one that does not so strongly favor STEM and charge an exorbitant tuition for no value. Staying here will only lead to crippling anxiety issues and severe depression.