Welcome from Susan Bond Kearney, Head of School

Welcome, and thank you for your interest in Harford Day School!

We look forward to meeting you and sharing the unique opportunities awaiting your child and family in our school community.

At Harford Day School, we offer your children a rigorous academic program with small class sizes, character and leadership development, foreign language, exposure to the arts, and interscholastic athletics.

Founded in 1957, Harford Day School is the only independent, age 3 to Grade 8, AIMS accredited school in Harford County. At Harford Day, you will discover a profound commitment to lifelong learning, hands-on experiences, individualized attention, and a caring, inclusive community.

We believe that the foundational years, age 3 through Grade 8, are essential to developing the skills needed for academic success in high school and beyond.  HDS graduates are consistently among the top selections at outstanding high schools in the Baltimore metro area.  Further, we believe that an age 3 to Grade 8 education offers our students a unique opportunity to develop and demonstrate leadership skills. At an age when many adolescents may simply be moving on to the next grade, our Middle School students are the leaders of our school, representing their peers on Student Council, organizing activities with their Lower School "buddies," acting as captains on athletic teams, planning the popular Field Day for younger children, and much more.

Your child will be taught by highly qualified teachers who are eager to get to know you and your family personally. Our faculty have a vested interest in the implementation of curricula and programs, and the talent to supplement with creativity, challenge and joy. We do not teach to a test, nor is our academic calendar constrained by Maryland state standardized testing requirements. Most importantly, your child will participate in a dynamic, comprehensive educational experience - one that is focused upon interactive learning and  cultivates each student’s intellectual, social, physical, emotional, and creative qualities.

Driven by the mission upon which the School was founded, a Harford Day education provides a gift meant to enrich the mind, body, and spirit of students; its benefits are evident not only while in elementary and middle school, but for years to come.

The best way to learn about our programs is to visit and see Harford County’s preeminent Age 3 through Grade 8 academic environment for yourself. Plan your visit today to see how we Make Every Day Count!

Best wishes,
Susan Bond Kearney

Head of School

NAIS Member