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Slide The Harley School prepares students to lead lives of great purpose Founded in 1917, we are a private, independent school in Rochester, NY offering a college preparatory program for approximately 500 students in Nursery through Grade 12. Schedule a Virtual Visit

Slide The Harley School prepares students to lead lives of great purpose Founded in 1917, we are a private, independent school in Rochester, NY offering a college preparatory program for approximately 500 students in Nursery through Grade 12. Schedule a Virtual Visit

Powerful Learning Moments. Every Day.

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The hallmark of Harley’s Middle School is the close relationships our outstanding teachers forge with their students. Their passion for supporting, engaging, guiding, and challenging pre- and early teens can be seen in action every day. 

Learn more about a Grade 5 project, “Wolf Tank,” that involved creating, prototyping, and pitching a business idea. 

One of the best things about Harley Middle school is all of the staff and teachers, even the Head of the School, are there to help you and make sure you understand everything you need.

They (the staff) all work hard to make sure everyone is included. We have fun, more freedom, and choices in what we do.

Zora R. ’26

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Our curriculum, both innovative and challenging, coupled with enriching electives, modified sports, and afterschool opportunities gives students a well-rounded school experience. Each child’s journey is different and our small class sizes allow students to grow positively as they develop. 

Our Middle School is a safe place for students to learn, develop, explore and grow. Our experienced faculty understand that this is a critical time of transition, and with it comes new experiences, new schedules, and new responsibilities.

Our Approach

At Harley, our program has strong roots in traditional education, focusing on academic areas such as mathematics, reading, writing, the sciences, language, physical health and the arts. But our unique approach takes each of these subjects one step further by emphasizing skill development, growth of the whole child, and helping students learn thematically while seeking and finding joy in learning.

Our students learn to develop oral and written communication skills, mathematical computation and reasoning, scientific inquiry, computer literacy, proficiency in a second language, and how to research, problem solve, and more.

And that’s just the beginning…

“Science is about curiosity, asking questions, and finding new ways to explore possibilities and gather information. The best scientists are lifelong learners who think critically about the world around them. Harley’s approach to teaching the whole child produces the informed and engaged citizens of tomorrow. I couldn’t be happier to partner with Harley in my work and to be a Harley parent for my curious daughter.”

—Hillary Olson, Harley parent; President & CEO, Rochester Museum & Science Center

How the study of cells became an engineering project: A Harley School story of collaboration and 21st century skills at work.

We look forward to meeting you!

Kirsten Allen Reader

Kirsten Allen Reader

Director of Enrollment & Financial Aid
(585) 442-1770 x-1112
Cheryl Skiba

Cheryl Skiba

Enrollment Assistant
(585) 442-1770 x-1113
Amanda Patterson

Amanda Patterson

Associate Director of Enrollment & International Student Program Coordinator
(585) 442-1770 x-1122

The Harley School

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

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