Why Harrisburg Academy?

Since 1784, Harrisburg Academy has helped students discover their inner strengths and develop their abilities. As the area's only co-educational, preschool through 12th grade independent school, we set the standard for academic excellence and serve as an educational leader in Central Pennsylvania, among the best private schools and public schools. Our faculty works relentlessly to discover the best new technologies, methodologies, and practices to incorporate into their classrooms. We succeed because we focus on what we do best –- animating our core values to prepare our students to face the remarkable challenges of a global society.


On behalf of Admission Office, I would like to thank you for your interest in Harrisburg Academy. It is our pleasure to assist you in learning about one of the top private schools in the Harrisburg area and all the wonderful educational opportunities the Academy has to offer.
The Admission Office is your resource to answer questions, to assist you in the application process, and to help you make the most informed decision possible about Harrisburg Academy. 

Our Curriculum

A challenging curriculum, combined with a dedicated faculty, enables each student to reach their potential while encouraging the student to contribute their special passions to the Academy community. After high school and when their learning journey at the Academy is complete, we expect our graduates advance to the best colleges and universities in the country and to grow into fine global citizens.

Visit Us

We invite you to join us at one of our upcoming Admission Office or general school events to learn more about our community and see why the Academy is a great fit for your family. We are here to help you through every step of this process, so please do not hesitate to reach out to our Admission office with your questions. We look forward to meeting you!

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    David Bechtel 

    Director of Admission
    717-763-7811 x1379