The academic standard has always been set high at Harker, but relative to the student s ages, the bar is probably set highest at the middle school. At all schools, middle school is that awkward transition stage from childhood to teen years, and I don t think it will ever be easy for anyone. Although the academics are rigorous, the teachers will do anything in their power to help their students succeed, not just in their classes, but as individuals. When I was a middle school student, even the teachers who weren t strictly my teachers would edit my papers, give me advice, or just be cool with hanging out in their classrooms. No matter how busy they are, they will never be too busy for their students. The upper school at Harker has lots of opportunities, from classes in biotechnology and modern physics to performing in the orchestra or a play, and the middle school prepares you for this by helping you find out who you are and what you like to do. Middle school was some of the hardest years of my life, but the teachers guided me through it, not just academically but socially as well, sowing the seeds for all my future endeavors.
I feel so lucky to have attended Harker. My experiences at the school helped me see that I am capable of so much more than I would have ever believed--academically, athletically, personally. I cannot adequately express in words how deep my gratitude is to the many teachers, coaches, and mentors who genuinely cared about me, listened to me, and made me believe that I can actually contribute and make the world a better place. I graduated from the high school five years ago and am happy to still be in touch with some of the faculty and many of my classmates. I hope to be friends with these people for many more years to come. They inspire me to be the best that I can be!
This is the best school west of the Rockies and the only one that compares to the East Coast prep and boarding schools for quality of teaching, excellence of faculty, and intellectual caliber of students. The school does have a lot of rules of conduct for the parents but I've never found it to be a problem and it's nice knowing that overzealous parents can be reigned in. The students seem to be busy but very happy. My son has wonderful friends, really good kids that I love like my own. The teachers are very caring, really understand the children's aptitudes and limitations, and the administrations are also caring and talented. In 5 years of attending this school, I've only met one teacher that I didn't care for (but even then she still seemed to love her students.) This school is not for everyone but it's amazing for above average students. It's a Disneyland for students who are ambitious, bright. The sky isn't even a limit for the best and brightest here.
I absolutely love Harker. I'm a 6th grader there and all the staff and students there are so friendly. It's the best school ever, with its own swimming pool and everything!
IT'S THE AWESOMES SCHOOL EVER. the teachers are great, and we have so many options for classes. plus, it is such a great community.
It has a great envionment for learning and the teachers are awesome.
Academics are awesome! Teachers are terrific! Friends are fantastic! alliteration =]
Harker is the an exellent school and has really helped me achieve great heights and for that I am thankful.
Harker is a great place academically, socially, and physically. We have great teachers and we were undefeated many times in sports. I have a lot of friends because everybody is friendly. In this school being smart is cool, and if your not smart, your still cool. Everybody loves PE and sports. Even Dance, I am a guy but I like to dance, sing, fence, play sports, and I keep up in school. GO HARKER EAGLES AND HATS OFF TO YOU!!
Because it has good food, AMAZING teachers, and the best theater program and sports teams. =]
I love Harker because of all the great opportunities they offer. There are many advanced classes that fit my pace, such as PreCalculus, Geometry, Algebra 1 and Algebra 2 for middle schoolers. Our fellow students are intellectually ahead, some even taking high school/college courses far ahead of their age/grade. The food is delicious, like a buffet, and the school trips are just wonderful. You get to spend quality time with your ABSOLUTELY AWESOME friends learning about educational topics with some fun sprinkled in. Also, we have extra help periods, which allows you to go to any teacher and ask questions about the subject that you don't understand, which gives you a much better and thorough understanding of the topic. So yeah. HARKER RULES!! >:P
Harker is the best! It has top notch equipment, an agressive curriculum that only the best handle and such a great learning environment. The teachers are excellent and despite being one of the top in the country based on academics, they also have a great sports and arts center.
harker rocks because we have awesome, interesting teachers and class as well as a great sports program.
I love Harker because of the great teachers at our school. They are always there to help me in case I have any questions or problems and they are never scary to approach.
Amazing education, great future opportunities, and a fun learning experience. Everything about this school is fun, right down to the lunches. Go harker eagles !
The middle school is great! Some of the teachers are not very good but I LOVE it!!!!!
This school costs a lot of money, and it is currently raising the price. The teachers are fab, no doubt about that. Even the Physical Ed. teachers put their heart into teaching the students. However, the students are always under an enormous amount of pressure. Also, it may seem all these students are good spectacular students to be admitted in, but some kids parents work there, so it is easier for them to get in, and some kids got in when they were young and turned bad. My child always came home telling me one problem after another. He also changed a lot through the course of going to Harker, now caring about his looks and learning new bad words in order to be admitted in and to be 'popular.'
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