Welcome from the Head of School

Welcome to The Harbor School, a truly special place where relationships are important, students are recognized as unique individuals with a voice that deserves to be heard, and each child’s academic, social/emotional, and physical learning is nurtured and developed.

Harbor’s innovative program focuses on the fundamental building blocks of excellent early childhood education. Our hands-on, active, inquiry-based approach promotes children’s natural curiosity and guides students to make connections across disciplines. Purposeful attention is given to the academic, social, and physical dimensions of child development during each essential stage of growth. Under our care and guidance, our students learn to be collaborative, creative, and confident learners.

Being an intentionally small learning community, with small class sizes and low student to teacher ratios, has always been essential to our mission.

Our small size has never been more important than it is now.

As a small school, we have been able to adapt to changing circumstances and the many challenges that the past year and a half have brought us all. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, we are proud that our strong preventative and response protocols enabled us prioritize in-person learning while keeping our community safe. In fact, we were one of the few schools to open five days a week beginning on the first day of school in 2020-21. Throughout the last school year, our protocols proved effective. The few times when positive cases entered the building, they were quickly caught and subsequent quarantines and testing were conducted; in all cases, there was no transmission of the virus.

As we embark on continued challenges in the 2021-22 school year, we will maintain our conservative protocols including masking, distancing, air ventilation, outdoor learning, handwashing, and regular disinfection and cleaning. 100% of our faculty and staff are fully vaccinated, we test our faculty, staff, and students each week, and every member of our community signs a community pledge, recognizing the part each of us plays to keep our community safe.

Feel free to read our full Health and Safety Plan here.

Even with masks and distance, walking through the doors at Harbor, it’s impossible not to feel the spirit of inquiry and the excitement of active engagement in learning. Teachers and students connect with one another and with meaningful content, knowledge, and skills, building understanding through rich experiences. There is a distinctive and joyful buzz of learning in each classroom. 

Harbor’s innovative program focuses on the fundamental building blocks of excellent early childhood education. Our hands-on, active, inquiry-based approach promotes children’s natural curiosity and guides students to make connections across disciplines. Purposeful attention is given to the academic, social, and physical dimensions of child development during each essential stage of growth. Under our care and guidance, our students learn to be collaborative, creative, and confident learners.

Our excellent faculty and staff bring rich teaching experience and a commitment to professional growth. They are experts in their field and understand that a teacher’s relationships with their students is the ultimate tool in creating a positive, safe environment where students take risks in their learning. Respect and deep care for students as unique individuals, as well as celebrating our diversity as a community, are fundamental to who we are.

Kindness and compassion are integral to the culture here, and is felt in the presence of students, teachers, administration, and parents. Everyone at Harbor knows each other, supports one another, and truly cares about the well-being and success of the children. It truly is a magical place.

We look forward to sharing more about our dynamic program at Harbor, and to getting to know your family! Visit our admissions page and schedule a time to meet us!

Warmly,

Leah Musico

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