Harrisburg Academy

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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 was originally located at the John Harris Mansion, 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 program[edit]

The 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 tennis, basketball, and swimming.

Notable alumni[edit]


  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. 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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