The world is full of different types of people, and so is The Harbour School. We have students from 37 different countries, and 52 different country combinations. About one third of our students are from the United States and one fourth are from United Kingdom. The others come from countries all over Europe, South America, Africa and Asia
Because we allow for a diversity of talents, we have some children with specific areas of academic strengths and/or weaknesses. About 40 per cent of our school’s population receives additional educational services because they either require extension or support by up to two years in an academic area. In-class, however, differentiation allows all children to progress at their own rates in reading, writing, and math.
A small number of our students (about 10 per cent) have more serious difficulties that are best served through our partner The Children's Institute with one-to-one programming. These children integrate into the mainstream classroom as is appropriate for each child with their one-to-one teacher.
Children at The Harbour School learn to understand and appreciate their own strengths and weaknesses, as well as those of other children. As with adults, in experiential problem-solving teams the performance of all students is increased by diversity of background and talent.