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Why Harley?

Better is possible.
At Harley, we believe the best education comes from a place of joy, freedom and creativity. Joy in learning is at the center of who we are and all that we do.

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Admissions

The admissions process at Harley is personal. We meet with families individually and take the time to understand your hopes and needs as you consider an Independent School education. At each step, we will be in contact with your family as you learn more about our school and community.

Founded in 1917, The Harley School is a private, independent school in Rochester, NY offering a college preparatory program for approximately 500 students in Nursery through Grade 12.

Our Mission

Better is possible.

At Harley, we believe the best education comes from a place of joy, freedom and creativity. Joy in learning is at the center of who we are and all that we do. We encourage curiosity and inspire discovery.

Our students are individuals, our faculty are dedicated, our community is diverse, and our history is strong.

Discover joy in learning at Harley.

Better is possible.

At Harley, we believe the best education comes from a place of joy, freedom and creativity. Joy in learning is at the center of who we are and all that we do. We encourage curiosity and inspire discovery.

Our students are individuals, our faculty are dedicated, our community is diverse, and our history is strong.

Discover joy in learning at Harley.

Academic excellence.

Our students excel in all areas–arts, sciences, electives, athletics, civic engagement and more. With the highest SAT scores in the area, and 100% of our graduates going on to college, Harley students are among the best of the best.

Students as individuals.

With a 7:1 student-to-teacher ratio, we are able to nurture and encourage our students as individuals, empowering them to reach their full potential. In our Upper School, no two schedules are alike, allowing students to truly customize their education and tailor their classes to their unique interests and needs.

Students as individuals.

With a 7:1 student-to-teacher ratio, we are able to nurture and encourage our students as individuals, empowering them to reach their full potential. In our Upper School, no two schedules are alike, allowing students to truly customize their education and tailor their classes to their unique interests and needs.

Discovery as a way of life.

STEM is not just a trend or a building at Harley–it’s at the core of who we are and what we do. We teach students to question, to ponder, to test and apply. Our students think, question and learn, and we’ve been successfully encouraging that for more than 100 years. Our Commons building is just one of many places on our campus where students engage in experiential learning and STEM activities.

Built to last.

The Harley campus includes state-of-the-art facilities with a 27,000 square foot Sustainable Living Building, Center for the Visual Arts, and the nation’s only Glass Studio in an educational facility.

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Come experience Harley. Where better is possible.

Schedule a tour today!

Built to last.

The Harley campus includes state-of-the-art facilities with a 27,000 square foot Sustainable Living Building, Center for the Visual Arts, and the nation’s only Glass Studio in an educational facility.

View our online tour.

Come experience Harley. Where better is possible.

Schedule a tour today!

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