Harbor Country Day School values and embraces the extraordinary individuality in every child. Teachers at Harbor are acutely aware of each child’s interests, strengths, and challenges, and they incorporate that understanding into personalized learning processes for each student.
When children are members of a warm, caring community, and under the care of talented and compassionate teachers who embrace them for who they truly are, children’s confidence is bolstered, their receptors for learning are wide open, and their will to learn is boundless.
Differentiated instruction techniques are inherent in every curriculum at Harbor, from our upper school math program to to STEAM-based projects to our early childhood education program. This can include differentiation by process (encouraging students to think about and discuss new ways of learning such as literature circles and journal writing), by product or learning format (such as visual, auditory, reading/writing, or kinesthetic), or by content (wherein teachers vary the materials and/or lessons offered).
"SINE LABORE NIHIL - WITHOUT WORK NOTHING"
For six decades, our graduates have remembered the school’s motto as one of life's truths -- that nothing comes without hard work.
All students are taught how to work with purpose and how to make it fun.