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.

International Baccalaureate

Academy students have the opportunity to receive their International Baccalaureate instruction in an optimized student-to-teacher ratio and small class sizes.  As the longest-standing IB program in the region, no other school in the area provides this level of personalized college-level curriculum.  But don’t just take our word for it.  In large part because of the IB’s focus on critical thinking skills – the how and the why, and not just the memorized facts – college admission officers prefer applications from IB Diploma candidates over those with just AP or honors class credits.  In concert with our Centers for Experiential Learning & Innovation, our IB program is the best preparation for successful college-level learning.

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.