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About This School

Harford Day School is a private middle school in Bel Air. 333 students go to Harford Day School and identify primarily as Asian; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. The student to teacher ratio at Harford Day School is 9:1. St. Margaret School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Theater drama
  • Languages Taught

    • French
    • Latin
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Basketball
    • Field hockey
    • Lacrosse
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School
Asian 9%
White, non-Hispanic 87%
Asian/Pacific Islander 8%
Black, non-Hispanic 2%
Hispanic 2%
Multiracial 0.6%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (2 months ago)

    My kids went there for 4 & 3 years in the last decade before we moved out of state. Mixed feelings on the school. Older child- academically HDS was very good. There was bullying issues the now retiring head of school swept away. Kids should have been expelled and stayed there because of legacy (child or sibling of alumni). Younger child- not as academically gifted as older child and therefore was academically overlooked. HDS was not good in this case. One teacher told my child "college is not for everyone." All because my left-handed child had lousy penmanship. I'll admit it was bad. However they offered no solution. When we moved to another state we were able to pinpoint OT problems and we got treatment. As far as diversity for my older child's class around 1/4 of his class was mixed ( Hispanic parent/ Anglo parent Asian parent/white parent black parent/white parent). Pakistani/Indians were overrepresented.

  • (5 months ago)

    Academically HDS is a very challenging school . The teachers are amazing. Your child will work hard in this school and will have an extreme advantage over other students after graduation. Socially the friends my children have made at HDS will last a lifetime. If you take the education of your child seriously HDS should be first on your list to visit.

  • (9 months ago)

    I write this from the view point of a minority family. Don't waste your time or money. They do not want you in this school or the community. GO ELSEWHERE.

  • (1 year ago)

    My daughter went to this school last year and believe me it was excruciating for her. Not only do we get the feeling that the teachers there are pretentious show-offs the education provided for my daughter was very unsatisfactory. We're switching schools.

  • (2 years ago)

    my granddaughter has been at HDS since kindergarten and my only regret is that she did not start in pre-k. The atmosphere is warm the teachers are caring and loving and the education is superior. She is challenged encouraged to do well and supported when having difficulty. She has no problem with asking for additional help when having difficulty with a subject. Teachers are very available.She is now in fifth grade and we look forward to this year and the coming years. We are a typical middle class family facing the same financial challenges as other one parent families and the financial office has been very helpful to us. My daughter and I could not be more satisfied with the complete educational experience for my granddaughter.

  • (2 years ago)

    I am writing this school review because the last review was not at all accurate and probably represented an individual problem. HDS is a wonderful healthy educational environment for all grade levels. A diverse refreshing student body is complemented by a professional caring and energetic team of teachers. Great leadership great people and great environment makes HDS a superb alternative to public education in Harford County. We made the decision for HDS in K-5 and have viewed it as an outstanding value for our child and a nice community of people to be associated with. A superb educational experience without the worries of public school curricula re-districting and teachers unions.

  • (5 years ago)

    This is an excellent school! It is our first year here(6th grade) and both faculty and students have been wonderful to our son. Middle School is challenging both socially and academically but with the support of the HDS community our child is thriving there. Only regret is that we didn't transfer there sooner.

  • (5 years ago)

    This school has amazing education but the cruelest most cliquey students I have ever met!

  • (6 years ago)

    This is the best school you could go to. I can't even say how good of an education it gave me and how lovely the community the school creates is. If you want your child to succeed send them here. The success comes from the best teachers and nicest students.

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