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Our Values

We’re a school like no other. Come explore.

Who We Are

A message from Larry Frye,
Harley’s Head of School

Education should prepare a young person for life as we actually encounter it—full of challenges, rapid changes, and the search for happiness and meaning. It is no longer enough to simply have a strong GPA or to have aced all of your exams—selective colleges and universities are overrun by such students. The complex intensity of our world requires not just “great students” but young people who can combine science and art, compassion and logic, inspiration and discipline.

We prepare children for that world. 

The Harley program is highly personalized. Our classes are student-centered and inquiry-based, an approach which can’t be replicated in large sections or within the confines of the Common Core. We feature extraordinary strengths in the arts, in STEM, in civic and global engagement, mindfulness and empathy, and education for a sustainable future. We are a diverse community that celebrates academic seriousness and intellectual playfulness, care for the world and the self, a love for learning and for life. 

Harley is a college-preparatory school, and we have an extraordinary record of college admissions, but we’re actually aiming much higher. Our goal is to prepare our students to lead lives of purpose, joy and meaning; to lead lives that make our world better. 

We are The Harley School and I invite you to learn more about us. 

Grandparent and Special Friends Day is a beloved annual  tradition at Harley

Leadership

The Head of School, Administration & Board of Trustees

The Head of School is supported by a dedicated administrative team. The board and administration work together to advance Harley’s mission, provide organizational oversight, and set policy.

Harley’s board of trustees provides strategic leadership by enlisting its members’ talents, expertise, and commitment to the school in areas of governance, finance, enrollment, diversity, and philanthropy.

Meet Our Administration

Our Mission

We are a diverse, inclusive school. We provide a balanced education that prepares our students to meet the challenges of tomorrow and lead lives of great purpose.

  1. We inspire academic excellence.
  2. We foster joy in learning in both the arts and the sciences.
  3. We promote physical and mental fitness.
  4. We show how to care for the world and other people.
  5. We empower our students to become confident, lifelong learners.

Student Rights and Responsibilities

Acceptance of differences. Respect for others. Self-respect. These are the pillars of a Harley education. The following principles are taught and practiced from Nursery to graduation.

  • I have the right to have the respect of others. I have the responsibility to respect others.
  • I have the right to feel safe. I have the responsibility to help others feel safe.
  • I have the right to an atmosphere that promotes learning. I have the responsibility to promote learning through my preparation and participation.
  • I have the right to have my property respected. I have the responsibility to respect the property of others.
  • I have the right to expect the best of others. I have the responsibility to be my personal best.

Commitment to Diversity

The Harley School believes diversity enriches all groups or communities, and the individuals that are a part of them. Diversity of race, ethnicity, geographical origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, familial or economic status, etc., forms the fabric of our society. The Harley School seeks out students, families, and employees who value and contribute to the diversity of our institution and community.

Average SAT Score (Class of 2019)

Average Composite ACT Scores

Sq. ft. Sustainable Living Building

Different Sports Teams

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Average SAT Score (Class of 2019)

28

Average  Composite ACT Scores

15000

Sq. ft. Sustainable Living Building

18

Different Sports Teams

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Come for a Visit

Learn more about what makes The Harley School experience unique.

The Harley School

1981 Clover Street
Rochester, NY 14618
(585) 442-1770

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