Harrisburg Academy

Harrisburg Academy is an independent, coeducational, college preparatory day school in Wormleysburg, Pennsylvania. The school has a diverse student body in nursery through 12th grade. The school was established in 1784 by John Harris Jr., the founder of Harrisburg.[1]

Harrisburg Academy
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TypeCollege preparatory
FounderJohn Harris Jr.

Harrisburg Academy was originally located at the John Harris Mansion and later in the eponymous Academy Manor section of the Riverside neighborhood along North Front Street, but is now located on a 24-acre (9.6 ha) campus about one mile (1.6 km) west of the Susquehanna River in Wormleysburg, a suburb of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. In 1992-93, the school was nationally recognized as a Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education for its academic excellence. It is now known as an IB school [2]

The school has a combined enrollment of 420 students, has 53 full-time faculty, and has an annual budget (in 2005) of $6.5M.[3][4]

Athletic programEdit

Harrisburg Academy offers a variety of athletic programs. Athletic teams compete actively against other independent, parochial and smaller public schools.

In 2008, a two-year commitment between the academy and Trinity High School allows students to play for each other's designated athletic teams.[citation needed]

The Academy offers athletic programs for cross-country, soccer, tennis, basketball, and swimming.

Notable alumniEdit


  1. ^ "Education in the Harrisburg area". harrisburgpa.gov/. 2004. Archived from the original on 2006-10-29. Retrieved 2007-01-04.
  2. ^ "List of Blue Ribbon Schools: 1962-2002". US Department of Education. 1996. Archived from the original on 2004-02-13. Retrieved 2007-01-07.
  3. ^ Private School Review (2006). "Harrisburg Academy profile". privateschoolreview.com/. Retrieved 2007-01-06.
  4. ^ Harrisburg Academy Form 990 tax filing
  5. ^ "RANDALL, David A." in Dickinson, Donald C. (1998). Dictionary of American Antiquarian Bookdealers. Westport: Greenwood Press. p. 169. ISBN 978-0-313-26675-1.

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