Harker School

500 Saratoga Ave, San Jose, CA 95129

Manzanita Hall, established in 1893 as a boys' preparatory school for Stanford University, and the Harker School, founded in 1902 for girls, were merged under the same management in 1959. In 1972, the two schools began joint operations at the Saratoga Avenue location, which now serves pupils in grades 9-12; children in grades K-5 attend classes at a second campus on Bucknall Road; and students in the middle school (grades 6-8) learn on a third site on Blackford Avenue that opened in the fall of 2005. An inter-campus shuttle serves the three locations, which are proximate to each other. Situated in the heart of the Santa Clara Valley, Harker provides a traditional college preparatory program enriched with offerings in the fine arts, computer science and athletics. Technology, through wired and wireless networks, is an integral aspect of the program and is interwoven into many courses. All boys and girls in grades 9-11 perform at least 10 hours of community service annually. Both daylong and extended field trips enhance the curriculum. The Harker Research Program holds an annual research symposium exhibiting upper school student projects and arranges internships with local universities and laboratories. Students collaborate on research projects with schools in Costa Rica and Russia, and Harker maintains partnerships with schools in seven countries.

General Information

Academic OrientationCollege Preparatory
Grade RangeDay — Coed Grades K-12
Coed, Boys, or GirlsCoed
Full Address500 Saratoga Ave, San Jose, CA 95129
Other Locations4300 Bucknall Rd, San Jose 95130
3800 Blackford Ave, San Jose 95117
Toll-Free Telephone800-342-7537
Year Established1893
Legal StatusNonprofit
Religious Affiliation(None)
AdministratorChristopher Nikoloff
Applications DueJanuary
Total Enrollment1,821
Day Students1,821
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