At Harrisburg Academy, education of the “whole child” is our number one priority — and not just for the faculty, staff, and administration, but our parents, students, and alumni, as well. 

Every family enrolled at the Academy prioritizes education and recognizes the value of the Academy experience. 

We set the standard for academic excellence in Southcentral Pennsylvania, and we proudly present this series featuring the Advantages of an Academy experience.

Building Character

At the Academy, character development is integral to the academic program.  Knowing our students is as important as knowing the material we teach.  Responsive Classroom®, a nationally renowned early childhood and lower school classroom management style, and Developmental Designs®, the middle school equivalent, fit perfectly into this model.  Along with a strong advisor program in the Upper School, the resulting educational environment provides greater teacher effectiveness, leads to higher student achievement, increases student self-confidence, and improves the school climate as a whole.

Why do families choose the Academy?  For so many more reasons than just those listed here.  Our focus on character, experience, and outcomes will provide your child the advantages necessary to succeed at school, in college, and in life.  Contact the Admission Office at to learn more.