"Our school is best known for placing a high focus on math and science."
Students enrolled 437
Hours 7:30 AM - 3:10 PM
School leader Ercan Baskurt
Transportation options Yes
District Harmony School Of Excellence
After school Yes

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2031 S Texas Ave
Bryan, TX 77082

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(979) 779-2100
(979) 779-2110
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4 stars
Based on 29 ratings

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June 20, 2014
Harmony Science Schools are great in concept but not when put into actions. The administration is ill prepare. They actually end up putting kids behind then ahead. The classroom ration is a complete lie there's actually aboutt 25 kids per teacher. As a student there I had to teach myself because what our math teacher thought was irrelevant and would never correctly prepare us. Im a good student going to a credited 4 year university, but it was my effort to not let Harmony system put me behind. They actually ended up messing up my transcript. The administration is never there to help and you need to hunt them down.

- submitted by a community member
May 29, 2014
This school has a great team of teachers and a great team of administrators. They work hard to make the students successful, and to make sure they get into college. They have strong discipline system and rules to empower our children to become a part of a successful society. This is a CHOICE school, so you get to make that choice to come and follow the rules, or not.

- submitted by a teacher
May 28, 2014
We found out about an award ceremony for the grade our child is in about 8 hours before the event and the only administration that showed up was the elementary assistant principal and the teachers. Where is the principal ??? This is just another example of poor leadership -

- submitted by a community member
May 28, 2014
This school has a lot of good things that other schools don't have, may be a little areas to improvement which is going towards sudden sky rocketing improvement. My child at in elementary grade doing high school projects. No body is forced to stay, it is a choice school, thanks to state and Charter operators for this GREAT CHOICE school!!!!!!!!!!!

- submitted by a parent
May 28, 2014
I am looking all negative comments since yesterday, they have the same pattern of writing , apparently all written by one same parent who looks like against Charter idea. I really suggest that parent to be respectful our institution that really tries hard to educate our at risk community with high standards that had never been mentioned in those comment with any positivity whatsoever. Our administrators are very quick to address things, and most of negatives that parent writes had been fixed and addressed very quickly such as restroom doors are there, "kids are not allowed to talk in the cafeteria" is a huge LIE, instead kids have a social curriculum to learn while eating, like respect others when you go out and eat in society. We all are teaching social curriculum to our kids while eating, walking in the halls, in the restrooms,etc. Kids are not only educated with high academic high standards but also educated about their behaviors. What a great school to work at!

- submitted by a teacher
May 27, 2014
Wonderful staff. These people really care about the students. The grounds are safe and secure. The no tolerance policy for poor behavior is strongly enforced. The staff has helped identify a learning disorder in my child, that all other professional were unable to help us with. The small atmosphere makes communication with teachers and administration very easy.

- submitted by a parent
May 27, 2014
I can't believe this school is still operational - they change the rules and make up the rules as they go along - they took the bathroom doors off the entrance to the bathrooms (would like to know how many administration employees use those ) the kids were not allowed to talk in the lunchroom the playground is infested with mosquitos. There have been several cases of lice not reported to the entire school nor the administration. There is a HUGE lack of communication in their system. When questioned, you get told the right answers but no follow through ! It has been a great disappointment to our child's education especially in their formative and impressionable years.

- submitted by a parent
April 15, 2014
I like this school that offers saturdays and afterschool tutorials. Thank you so much Hsa.

- submitted by a parent
April 09, 2014
Schools are dynamic entities. They are constantly changing. I have seen many positive changes in the short time that I've been there. I am excited to see what we can accomplish in the next few years. We're not trying to reinvent the wheel...we're just polishing the rims. Success is our number one goal for employees and students.

- submitted by a teacher
April 07, 2014
HSA/BCS provides a safe and excellent environment for learning. Teachers know all students K-12 by name and care very much about each child's personal growth. The atmoshere within the school is one of family. You will not find this at a public school.

- submitted by a teacher
April 07, 2014
HSA BCS is always working and growing to become a great place for the students to learn and grow in a safe environment. The staff attempt to nurture the students while providing them a education resulting in a well rounded member of the community that has a strong foundation for college.

- submitted by a teacher
April 06, 2014
I have enjoyed working this school year at Harmony Academy and look forward to working with the students and administrators again next year. The class sizes are smaller than other schools where I have worked and the administrators really care about the education of each student.

- submitted by a teacher
April 05, 2014
I have worked at Harmony Science Academy for the past few years and have seen a vast improvement in curriculum and resources provided to teachers for their classrooms. We are given tremendous support from both campus and district administration to provide a quality education experience for our students. I have worked for both public school districts locally and out of the BCS area and have had both positive and negative working experiences at some of those schools. Through these experiences I have learned the value of a great, supportive administration. As an educator, I have that support at Harmony. I am appreciative that administration is always willing to listen and that they have an "open-door" policy for staff. That support is priceless!!!

- submitted by a teacher
April 05, 2014
I could not imagine my son going back to public schools. From the moment you walk into the front doors you can feel the difference. The teachers/staff are truly caring and supportive and make it feel as if it's not just a job to them, but like they WANT to be there. The clubs such as robotics, chess, journalism, recycling...are a breath of fresh air and offer an outlet for those kids not interested in just sports. I love the variety of cultures my son is exposed to as there are students and teachers from many different countries. With our country growing and changing in leaps and bounds I feel like this is such an important environment for him to be a part of as it teaches him acceptance/tolerance and gives him a view of the diversity in the world. Everyone is accepted here and it's okay to be different...I LOVE THAT! I also like the fact that K-12 is on the same grounds so he never has to stress over starting a new school. If you're thinking about becoming a part of the harmony family i highly suggest you tour the school and deal directly with the principles and teachers as the lady at the front desk is often very busy and not the best representation of the school. A++school!

- submitted by a parent
April 05, 2014
MY KIDS HAVE ENJOYED THEIR TIME AT HSA AND I ONLY HAVE TO DRIVE TO 1 SCHOOL NOW. THE TEACHERS ARE WONDERFUL AND MAKE MY KIDS FEEL IMPORTANT AND CARED FOR. THEY KEEP IN CLOSE CONTACT WITH PARENTS AND ARE ALWAYS WILLING TO ANSWER QUESTIONS. I FEEL LIKE THE KIDS ARE SAFER HERE THAN THEY WERE IN PUBLIC SCHOOL BECAUSE YOU MUST BE BUZZED IN AND THE PLAYGROUND AREA AND ENTIRE SCHOOL BUILDING IS GATED. THEY DON'T HAVE ALL THE DRAMA OTHER SCHOOLS HAVE SO MY KIDS CAN WORRY ABOUT LEARNING INSTEAD OF WHO WANTS TO BEAT THEM UP FOR BEING SMART. THE SCHOOL OFFERS A LOT OF OPPORTUNITIES THAT WERE NOT AVAILABLE ELSEWHERE LIKE ROBOTICS AND LAPTOPS FOR 6TH GRADE ON UP.THEY ALSO HAVE A COMPUTER LAB, COMPUTER HALLWAY, SEVERAL COMPUTERS IN EVERY CLASSROOM PLUS LAPTOPS THAT MY YOUNGER KIDS CAN USE IN CLASS AS WELL. THEY DO A LOT OF THEIR CLASSWORK AND HOMEWORK USING COMPUTERS SO WHEN THEY GET INTO THE REAL WORLD THEY WILL BE PREPARED. THEY DO LOTS OF PROJECTS SO MY KIDS GET HANDS ON LEARNING AND GET TO HAVE FUN. THEY OFFER RECORDED PHONE MESSAGES AND TEXTS ALONG WITH WEBSITE SO I ALWAYS KNOW WHATS GOING ON. THEY USE 9 WEEK QUARTERS INSTEAD OF THE STANDARD 6 WEEKS WHICH SEEMS TO BE EASIER FOR MY KIDS.

- submitted by a parent
April 04, 2014
Sadly, although the school website states that there is a 12 to 1 student to teacher ratio, the classes have 20-25 students in each class. The classrooms are small and over crowded. The teachers are hard working and enthusiastic, but they can only do so much when there are so many students, many of whom are below grade level when they come to the school. The school seemed to be a good choice because they are so into technology and talk about high academic standards (and small classes), but when I saw the reality this year, I decided that I just don't see how it is worth having my kids have to sacrifice all the benefits that College Station school have to offer. Maybe one day Harmony will be the school that it claims to be on the website, but right now, the reality falls far short of the dream.

- submitted by a parent
April 04, 2014
I think that this school is awesome because EVERY YEAR they are improving! That's something that a lot of schools cannot say.

- submitted by a teacher
April 04, 2014
My school has a great staff and is very student oriented. Our focus is to help our students succeed to the best of their ability.

- submitted by a teacher
April 04, 2014
My school is Harmony Science Academy-BCS. This is my second year working in this school as a teacher. Compared to other 2 schools that I have worked at, this school has high spirit among the staff. Everyone supports each other and helps out for anything. Also, once in a month, we have staff breakfast ready in the teachers lounge. We spend our time together at these moments. Because, sometimes, it is so hard for us to chat with each other.Therefore, I like my school .I am so happy to work in here

- submitted by a teacher
April 04, 2014
Public schools were simply too slow & boring for my child. This is our 2nd year at Harmony and we are really enjoying it. It's a small school housing K-12, with currently around 450 students. The school has a small town school feel & closeness about it; everyone knows each other by name. They offer classes and activities to middle school children that aren't available at public schools until high school. The school has worked hard & shown major improvements over the past two years with teachers, classes, clubs, disciplinary actions, communications, sports, organization, beautification and so much more. Each year gets better and more is offered. This year every student (grades 6-12) was issued a laptop for school & home use. Teachers keep in close contact with parents and the school s admins are wonderful. I ve had a couple concerns here & there and they were addressed immediately. Teachers & admins really listen to parent concerns & work together at providing solutions that are in the best interest of the children.

- submitted by a parent
April 04, 2014
My child has attended this school for three years now and there is no way I would place my child back in College Station schools. Yes, this school has 20+ kids in some classrooms but some classrooms have fewer students. It really just depends on the grade level. My child s last classroom in College Station had over 40 students in it, none of which were at the same learning level. I like that this school allows the children to work & learn at a pace geared towards them individually verses teaching the entire class at the same speed. Teachers at this school are also required to have more training and certifications than at public schools. My daughter has really advanced since joining Harmony, we love it here!

- submitted by a parent
April 04, 2014
My child had a reading level of 5th grade level, and 4th grade level math when attending 2nd grade class in AR. We liked having a public school small, safe with a uniform, run like a private school. Although it is said on the web that staff to student ratio 1 to 12 for other campuses, it is 1 to 9 for this campus, which is not a class size. Class size is a different term I was told. Class sizes are about 18-24 most in couple of classes and my child have been very successful in one of above 20 classes with great teachers and admins who are getting a lot of support from Houston where other schools have more than 30 students in classes. 6-12 students are given laptops, and all students are doing project based learning and must attend annual science fair with a presentation of a project. I am planning to get my child graduated from this small family-like safe school, and will enroll my other children too. I suggest this public choice school to everyone around Bryan/College Station communities because they have no zoning restriction. They have students from even Madisonville, Hearn, Navasota, and etc. We loved the teachers and admins who work hard, and smiling front office personnel.

- submitted by a parent
January 07, 2014
I put my Child In this school because quite frankly Public school have gotten so bad in the past 15 years I don't want my child to be in the kind of environment. This school is small enough where the kids don't get "Lost in the system" . I am very pleased with my child teacher and other that I have met. they all really care about the kids. I do wish there was more parent involvement out of 4 parent that attended a Christmas party I was the only parent that was helping the teacher and not sitting on my behind.

- submitted by a parent
December 09, 2013
The school don't care about no student my child was bully and they did nothing then had nerve to say my child was the bully

- submitted by a parent
October 02, 2013
WORST EXPERIENCE!!!! So we thought our child would excel here because he is very smart and public schools were boring him. BUT, he can't learn anything in a toxic environment. The school is too worried about funding and has low income, misbehaved, disrespectful brats in their school. He was bullied so bad that he cried after school and begged me to put him in another school. He has a scar on his head from trauma when he was born and the kids in 5th grade were so cruel. We told the principle, disciplinary teacher and teachers what was going on and they did nothing. The worst part was the other students were making fun of him in Spanish! HOW PATHETIC!

- submitted by a parent
August 24, 2013
The school offer a lot of help to the students, this the third year taking my kids to the school. students get a lot of attention from their teachers, small classroom size.

- submitted by a parent
April 24, 2013
This school has sweet teachers, but ultimately they had poor management and were behind the public school in curriculum. They gave my 1st grader the freedom to get snacks from the cafeteria because they could then charge me for them after the fact. I told them he was not supposed to get snacks as he was on a special diet. They refused. Ultimately we left due to mismanagement by the office, only to discover that my child needed to CATCH UP to the public school! So much for being a better alternative! ALSO- they will rake you over the coals to try and make more money, crooks!

- submitted by a parent
April 03, 2013
My child has been going to HSA-BCS for the last 3 years and personally we have had a great experience. This school was voted as one of the best high schools in America by Newsweek. As with any school, the more a parent is involved with their child, the more the teacher will help (After all, it is not a teachers job to raise your child!). Although I do wish they had more to offer, I feel my child is in a safe environment, being given equal opportunities to excel, and is encouraged (even challenged at time) by their teachers to do their absolute best. Although HSA-BCS is strict when it comes to enforcing dress codes and discipline, HSA-BCS also rewards their students for good behavior and teachers will go out of their way to recognize a student who has gone above and beyond. I choose HSA_BCS over a public school simply because they do NOT tolerate ANY criminal activity, have zero gang activity, and do not have the issues a public school does such as teenage pregnancy, cliches, and clothing styles.

- submitted by a parent
March 18, 2013
This is the least organized school any of my children have attended. I have received conflicting information about the dress code, was told CPS would be called if I was late to pick up my child, and they are unable to figure out how much lunch costs. This has been a miserable experience. The teachers are nice, but the amount of homework is beyond what children can complete. There is too much pressure placed on the kids. Bryan ISD has wonderful elementary, middle, and high schools. Steer clear of this school!

- submitted by a parent
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Harmony Science Academy - Bryan/College Station
2031 S Texas Ave, Bryan, TX  77082
(979) 779-2100
Last modified Harmony Science Academy - Bryan/College Station is a Charter school that serves grades K-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Harmony Science Academy - Bryan/College Station Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 29 reviews. Top