Back to School Night Tuesday, September 19  6:30-8:30 pm

Our Specialty

Early childhood education has been our specialty since we opened our doors 45 years ago. Serving the DC metropolitan area, our program has always and only focused on educating children from Preschool (age 3) through 2nd Grade (age 8).

Our Campus

The Harbor School is located in a beautiful facility on the grounds of St. George’s Greek Orthodox Church on Bradley Boulevard. The school occupies a two-story educational building providing well-equipped teaching space for our homeroom classes and specialist classes. In addition, we have a 7,000-book library, full-size gymnasium, performance stage and outdoor playground. The Harbor School is not affiliated with the Church.

Our Head of School

As our Head of School since 2014, Dr. Kendra Sun-Alperin expertly guides our mission to educate each child as a unique learner. She has a PhD in Educational Psychology from the University of Maryland and has served both as a professor of Education and as an early childhood classroom teacher.

Our Faculty

Our dynamic faculty includes 21 full and part time teachers, including specialists in art, music, Spanish, physical education, and library sciences. Fifty two percent of our teachers have advanced degrees, and each classroom is led by two experienced and caring teachers. Our 6:1 student-teacher ratio enables our faculty to identify, adapt, and respond to our students’ diverse learning styles.

Student Body
The Harbor School has an open admission policy. We welcome students regardless of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or physical disability in the administration of our educational policies, admission policies, and school-administered programs.

Harbor School students come from all over the Washington, DC area. We enjoy our diverse student body; approximately thirty percent of our students are either African-American, Asian-American, Latino-Hispanic, Middle Eastern or multi-racial.

Memberships
The Association of Independent Schools of Greater Washington (AISGW)
Association of Independent Maryland Schools (AIMS)
Elementary School Heads Association (ESHA)
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Parents Council of Washington (PCW)
Washington Small Schools Association (WSSA)

Harbor Highlights
Our weekly newsletter, Harbor Highlights, is sent home from school and includes The Harbor Blog with information about upcoming events, and announcements.

Food/Meals
We provide mid-morning snacks for all students. Parents may pack student lunches or purchase hot lunches provided by Harbor’s Parents Association. The Harbor School is a NUT-FREE school.

We are particularly sensitive to allergies and ensure that all staff and teachers are aware of special dietary restrictions in each classroom.

School Hours/Programs

Half-Day Preschool (Threes and Fours):
9:00am-12:00pm, Monday-Friday

Full-Day Fours:
9:00am-3:00pm, Monday-Thursday; 9:00am-12:00pm, Friday

Junior Kindergarten through 2nd Grade:
8:45am-3:00pm, Monday-Thursday; 8:45am-12:00pm, Friday

Extended Day Options

Before School Early Birds:
Monday-Friday 8:00am

Lunch Bunch (for our Half-Day Preschoolers):
Monday-Thursday 12:00-3:00pm

After School Later Gators:
Monday-Thursday 3:00-6:00pm, Friday 12:00-3:00pm

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