Welcome to Harrisburg Academy.

Welcome to the 2020-21 school year. The Academy has been working hard this year to create a safe environment for in-person instruction while also respecting the different comfort levels and unique circumstances of our families by providing a live streaming option.
At Harrisburg Academy, we believe that happy kids learn best.  That’s why we teach according to the research-based, time-tested guidelines of the International Baccalaureate Program, which ensure we teach our students in the ways children are proven to learn best.  It’s also why we follow the agreements of our Communities Program, which means every member of our community feels respected and accepted.
At Harrisburg Academy, we encourage exploration, creation, and the freedom to excel. We believe that a lifetime of learning begins early and that the best academic programs are tailored to the individual. Our small class sizes, high-quality academics, and integration of technology support our individualized approach, while our teachers make learning relevant and enjoyable.
  • Small class sizes enable our teachers to truly individualize the educational process as they discover how each child learns and how best to motivate them. Harrisburg Academy teachers can modify the experience for each student, providing extra challenge or extra support as needed.
  • Close student-teacher relationships allow Harrisburg Academy students to be comfortable taking educational risks and discussing new ideas as active participants in the classroom.
  • Our “learning by doing” approach means that lessons are taught the way children learn best – actively. 
  • We use technology to add dimension and impact, so lessons are more deeply absorbed and remembered. Students are taught to use technology to facilitate communication and creativity, often developing multimedia presentations and podcasts as part of their projects.
Harrisburg Academy students enjoy being at school, and our teachers take pleasure in guiding them. Our graduates emerge from Harrisburg Academy’s supportive, nurturing environment with the confidence to lead. They have learned that education is both empowering and enjoyable. They know that their voice matters, and that good character is as important as being strong in math and science. They feel stronger for having our entire community cheering them on to be successful.
I thank you for choosing the Academy for your child.  I hope that you all have a safe and wonderful experience as part of the Harrisburg Academy family this year.

Adrian Allan, Head of School
    • Head of School, Adrian Allan