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.

Global Competitiveness

In today’s economy – and what we can expect of tomorrow’s global community – all students need to be prepared for competition on a global scale.  At the Academy, diversity of culture, religion, heritage, and thought are valued.  Our international exchange students are a vibrant part of our school community.  Regardless of age, our students work side by side with students from around the world and gain many insights into other cultures this way.  With over one-third of our population providing a well-balanced cultural mix, the Academy truly is a melting pot.

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.