Harper is an elementary building that serves children from kindergarten through fourth grade, and parent involvement is an integral component of our building. The size of our student body has doubled over the past ten years, with enrollment being over 370 students. Harper provides students with a warm, nurturing environment that focuses on the social, emotional, and academic development of all children. The majority of our students have attended at least two years of preschool before beginning kindergarten, and our students consistently score well on national, state, and local assessments. Within the building we offer a team of related arts teachers (PE, library, music, art, technology, Spanish) learning behavior specialists, a speech pathologist, a school psychologist, an occupational therapist, a social worker, a differentiation support teacher, reading teachers, and English language teachers. These positions are in place to ensure that we are meeting the needs of all the children in the building.
Our PTO is an integral component of the building. Through countless hours of volunteer work and fund raisers, the PTO helps support a variety of programs and activities such as After School Clubs, Book Fairs, Great Books, Student Council, Yearbook, Chorus, Civics and Safety, and Environmental Awareness. Additionally, the PTO funds and organizes the Student Enrichment Program which supports the curriculum by giving students the opportunity for field trips, guest speakers, and fine arts performances. We, as a school, are very thankful for the efforts of our PTO. These enrichment activities have a significant impact on the educational experience of Harper children.
Harper School is dedicated to creating a climate that meets the needs of all children and helps them to become successful and responsible life-long learners. Our MISSION STATEMENT is as follows:
Dr.Susan Kick, Principal