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Our School at a Glance

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.

Academic Excellence

Our students excel in all areas–arts, sciences, electives, athletics, civic engagement and more–and continue to outperform national averages. 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.

A Challenging Environment

We offer a challenging environment and curriculum for the curious learner. Lessons are presented thematically, helping students understand all aspects and gaining new perspectives beyond the classroom.

Co-ed Since Day One

For more than 100 years, we have been a coed school, helping students learn, grow, and develop into critical, independent thinkers who set out to discover and enjoy the world around them.

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.

Participation Is Key

At Harley, all students participate in a team sport. We create a safe place for students to try, fail, and try again both in the classroom and on the field, with a goal of teaching our students to live balanced, healthy lives.

A Diverse Community

We are one community comprised of many. Our students come from a wide variety of races, religions, socio-economic backgrounds, and family units.

A Focus on Sustainability

We believe in conserving energy, increasing efficiency and growing awareness. This approach spans our award-winning lunch program, new building initiatives, and The Commons–a “living building” dedicated to civic engagement, mindfulness, social and environmental sustainability, and STEM and maker space activities.

Experienced Educators

The average tenure of our faculty is 17 years, bringing together PhDs, subject matter experts, and experienced educators who have a passion for teaching.

Financial Aid Granted Annually

We grant $3,000,000 annually to approximately 50% of our student body.

Geographic Diversity

Our students come from 30 different school districts and 5 counties. Busing is available through most districts.

Award-winning Lunch Program

Healthy foods are essential to growing bodies—and we are dedicated to making delicious, varied choices available every day. With locally-sourced, organic ingredients (some even grown in our gardens!) we are able to develop meals that are good for our students while keeping sustainability in mind.

Our staff is ready to accommodate special dietary needs, preparing selections to suit. Fueling up with real, unprocessed, healthy food is something you can count on every day at Harley.

The Harley School

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

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