The Harford Day Mission
The aim of the Harford Day School is to provide disciplined, individualized education by stimulating and fostering the development of each child so that he or she will acquire sound habits of thought and expression and the best traits of personal character. It seeks to encourage respect for hard work and the disposition to do required tasks well by reason of honest effort. Besides thorough training in the essential skills, the program offers each student the opportunity to develop independence, imagination, curiosity, and responsibility.
With every day, we strive to provide a nurturing and inclusive learning environment that emphasizes understanding and appreciation of differing points of view and affirms human diversity as an indispensable component of academic excellence. We work to promote mutual respect among all members of the Harford Day School community, and we appreciate each person's value without regard to age, race, gender, ethnicity, national origin, culture, religion, family structure, sexual orientation, financial resources, or disability. Harford Day School seeks and welcomes a diverse population of students, families, faculty, staff, and trustees who are dedicated to fairness, respect, and compassion in a challenging and changing world.
Our students are expected to take an active role in their learning in order to achieve the hallmark of a Harford Day education, the mastery of fundamental skills and acquisition of core knowledge. By taking their academic responsibilities seriously, students of average to gifted ability can meet with success. Grouped in a variety of ways, and in various class sizes, our students are encouraged to be independent thinkers, to demonstrate intellectual curiosity, and to work at the edge of their comfort level in a supportive environment. Our students learn independently, collaboratively, and experientially, both on campus and on field trips. Developing healthy minds and healthy bodies is an important aspect of our program. Every effort is made to ensure each of our student's participation in extra-curricular activities (sports teams, drama, chorus, etc.). Additionally, our students are expected to make contributions to and be good citizens of both the school and the larger community.