Supporting Harbor

Supporting Harbor Country Day School in whatever way your family can afford, is an integral part of being a member of the school community. Giving to Harbor is all about the children – the bright, creative, enthusiastic young members of the Harbor community. Our children are why the teachers come to work in the morning with smiles on their faces, why parents become so engaged in the life of the school, and why Harbor's founders took the bold step of starting a new school, based on a new idea, in 1958. Harbor Country Day School aims at providing each of its students with an education not available elsewhere, and in keeping with the school’s mission: Harbor cherishes childhood, cultivates wonder and inspires confident learners and leaders.

Tuition alone does not cover the cost of educating each child, nor does it cover the expenses of attracting and retaining an outstanding faculty, or of evolving important educational programs for our student body. Your generosity and that of other supporters, allows us to maintain healthy student-teacher ratios, offer appropriate and innovative programs, and to continue to evolve as a school which is committed not only to educating the whole person, but to being true to our mission. Strong support of and commitment to supporting Harbor Country Day School serves as inspiration to those who teach young people here at Harbor, perhaps the noblest of all causes.

Every gift from every donor, no matter how large or small, is helpful and is appreciated. Contributions to Harbor Country Day School show strong support of the school, our values, mission, and future. Gifts to the school are typically made by current parents, alumni, grandparents, Harbor’s faculty and staff, Board of Trustees, and others in the community with a connection to the school. Strong and generous support of the school through donations not only helps Harbor to fulfill its mission, but it inspires others to give.

A Week in Pictures

Quote of the Day

"I just want to tell you we've had a great year. The teachers are so creative and he's learned so naturally. I've loved our preschool here. They've really cemented his love of learning. That's part of his personality but also, that's what they've fostered here."

—Current Parent

Quote of the Day

As I dropped my kids off this morning and proceeded to take a flight, I never had a moment's pause about leaving them in the care of the school while I was beyond their reach. That kind of trust is priceless.

—Current Parent

Quote of the Day

"Harbor Country Day is all about educating the whole child with teachers and staff who care, small classes that stimulate thought, and a community focused on children's character and leadership development."

—Parent

Quote of the Day

"Students are nurtured as they move through our school,allowing them to feel safe and supported by our staff. As a result, they not only gain the mastery of the basic skills presented in our challenging core and co-curricular offerings, but are also enabled to think creatively and work collaboratively to effectively solve problems that come their way- skills essential for success in the 21st century."

—Mr. Joe Ferber, Former Interim Head of School

Quote of the Day

"The field trips, class sizes, curriculum and mentoring nature of the community, forged for me a foundation that I rely on today and every day. Some of the best things in my life have come from my Harbor experience."

—Andrew, Alumnus

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