Facilities Search

We are very pleased to share that we have an executed Letter of Intent with Congregation Har Shalom at 11510 Falls Road, Potomac, MD for The Harbor School’s next home beginning August 2020. We are working towards a signed lease and expect to complete the process in the coming weeks.

The facility at Har Shalom meets the criteria identified in our community survey, including close proximity to our current location, classrooms with natural light, indoor movement and specials space, and a community gathering venue. Our students will be particularly excited about the recently updated, multi-sensory outdoor playground, designed specifically for young learners. The facility will provide us with approximately 12,000 square feet of educational space (about the same size as our current building at St. George), and an outdoor play space of more than 3,500 square feet (much larger than our current playground). In the coming weeks, we will provide additional information about our new location, including opportunities to see the facility.

Read the full letter sent to the Harbor community on February 21, 2020

Read the update sent to the Harbor community on August 14, 2019

Read the letter sent to the Harbor community on January 22, 2019

Read the letter sent to the Harbor community on September 5, 2018

Our Relocation FAQ (coming soon)

The Harbor School Board of Trustees assembled a Search Committee with membership taking into account the core principles of ensuring inclusivity, a diversity of perspectives, and a strong range of skill sets. The Committee, in consultation with commercial real estate broker Mark Richardson of Cushman & Wakefield, pursued dozens of ideas, leads, and opportunities and considered purchases, office space conversions, and lease options. Ultimately, we concluded that a lease option was the best path to fully execute our dynamic program at Harbor.

Search Committee members include:

  • Michael Bailey, Trustee and Assistant Principal of Primary School, Washington International School
  • Kameha Bell, Current Parent and Alumni Parent and Chair of the Board of Trustees
  • Cary Kountoupes, Trustee and Alumni Parent
  • Leah Musico, Head of School
  • Eric Posner, Current Parent and Trustee
  • Dana Riley, Business Officer
  • Andrea Zuraf, Assistant Head and Director of Admissions
  • Marc Washington, Trustee and Current Parent
Harbor's building is closed, but Distance Learning began Monday, March 16.Read more here.
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