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The Harley School

1981 Clover Street
Rochester , NY , 14618
Phone: (585) 442-1770
43° 7' 12.6804" N, 77° 32' 59.1576" W
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Renée Fishner
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Founded in 1917, The Harley School is a nationally-recognized, co-ed independent school in Rochester, NY, offering an innovative and rigorous college preparatory program for 500 day students in Nursery (age 3) through Grade 12.

Powerful Learning Moments. Every Day.

We are a community of educators and students who have a passion to learn and to impact the world around us.

We encourage curiosity and inspire discovery. Our unique approach delivers a challenging academic program that creates a diverse and close-knit community while nurturing students’ strengths and helping them reach their full potential.

As members of the Harley community, children in our school flourish as learners and develop as individuals. We encourage our students to embrace their differences, celebrating diversity as they learn to actively participate in and help improve the world in which they live. Our students are not simply special because they are part of Harley. Harley is special because of them.

Our experienced educators understand how children develop, viewing each moment as teachable and masterfully guiding their class with consideration for each student. The children are engaged in a highly intentional way. By creating classroom environments filled with lively discussion, collaboration, social interaction, and play, the wonder of learning is opened up.

Learn more about our academic continuum from Nursery (age 3)–Grade 12.

Why I Teach at Harley: Marlene Heuer from The Harley School on Vimeo.


  • 7:1 student-to-faculty ratio
  • Students come from 30 different school districts and 5 counties
  • 60% receive grants or financial aid
  • 40% self-reported students of color
  • 17 Advanced Placement courses

Average SAT Score (Class of 2021): 1375 

Average Composite ACT Score: 30 

15000 Sq. ft. Sustainable Living Building

18 Different Sports Teams


The Commons "living building" generates its own energy with students at the helm

Top 20% of private schools in New York: Highest percentage of faculty with advanced degrees.

Devoted faculty with an average tenure of 17 years.

Harley After School offerings are designed for specific age-levels ranging from 3 to adult. In addition to our Extended Day program, Harley offers after school programs in sports, academics, art, music, and more.

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