Why Harrisburg Academy?

Selecting a school is an important and sometimes difficult decision for families.  Here at the Academy, we aim to provide an open and friendly admission process that will encourage a thoughtful, mutual exploration of interests and philosophies.  We encourage you to review our website to learn more about the Academy as a school community, how we compare to other area schools, and how to get started with our admission process.

Since 1784, Harrisburg Academy has helped students discover their inner strengths and develop their abilities in all aspects.  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, universally, on what we do best – animating our core values to prepare our students to face the remarkable challenges of a global society.

A challenging curriculum, combined with a dedicated faculty, enables each student to reach his or her potential while encouraging the student to contribute his or her 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.

We invite your family to begin your exploration of Harrisburg Academy at one of our upcoming Admission Open Houses:


Early Childhood Admission Open House on Thursday, May 10, 2018 from 9-11 a.m.

For students entering Preschool, Junior Kindergarten, and Kindergarten.

Please click for full information and to register.


Please be in touch with the Admission Office with questions you may have about the event or the school in general.  Another option to learn more about us is Walk-in Wednesdays, which serve as a no-appointment-needed opportunity to view our school and classrooms.  We look forward to seeing you soon!



Harrisburg's Only Independent School,
Serving Students Preschool - 12th Grade.

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