My son is a senior at Harvey and we have been so happy with his experience. Despite ADHD and some learning issues, he has been able to succeed academically thanks to the small class size and teachers who are always supportive and willing to provide extra help. Whether a child's passions are academic, arts, athletics or technology there is an opportunity to participate and shine. My son loves the Robotics program!
My son entered this school with an IEP in place to assist with ADD and and SLD in reading. His IEP was returned to me at the end of the year still in the sealed envelope I gave Harvey. I was told the school was now his IEP but there was not even a school psychologist on staff. If your child has any type of learning disabilities then this is not an appropriate school. We are very happy to have transferred elsewhere so he could learn how to thrive academically despite disabilities and feel fully prepared for college.
My daughter has been at Harvey for 5 years now, starting in the Middle School. I was impressed by the small class size then and now even with all the growth they have had. Every teacher takes an interest and works closely with you and the child's advisor. I could not imagine a more family oriented school .
Amazing learning experience for my son! This school knows best how to help students excel in their strengths and pursue their passion while supporting those areas that are more challenging for them. Teachers, Staff, Coaches are the most supportive mentors you will find anywhere! I have 3 older sons that have gone through the public school system and this is such a better atmosphere for building self confidence and a moral character for younger generation!
The level of diversity (background, socio-economic, race, religion, thought, etc) enables kids to connect with other kids who are both like them and different from them. This encourages a level of trust, honesty, & integrity not always present in public & private schools.
The teachers. Each teacher takes what they do very seriously and is committed to helping each student find their passion, their voice and their confidence. Classes are small and the day is structured such that students can meet with teachers during the day so they really understand the content and master the subject. My child became a real thinker at Harvey. I feel fortunate to have found Harvey.
Harvey needs to decide what kind of school it wants to be...There are a lot of students enrolled who have learning issues. There are even more students who have severe emotional issues (cutting themselves, suicide threats, bullying). IF the school is going to admit students with learning issues and students with emotional issues, then the school MUST have the professional support for these children. There currently is no professional support whatsoever. Our child was relentlessly bullied by an emotionally unstable girl in the grade. To the point where we finally pulled our child out of the school. The school does not deal effectively with bullying. To quote someone whose child also attended the school "the inmates run the asylum".