With a student population of approximately 315 students, Harding Township School offers small class sizes and a “family” atmosphere. The school embraces a holistic approach to teaching, where the focus is on the total well-being of the child. Students receive a comprehensive array of instruction in a full range of academic subjects including the arts as well as social-emotional developmental activities. In addition to the regular offerings of integrated language arts/reading, mathematics, science, social studies, physical education, health, music and art, Harding Township School students learn to apply real life to learning in a newly designed middle school Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) class and Singapore mathematics in grades 1-8. Music and the arts are interwoven into the fabric of the curriculum. Our students achieve commendable results in this full, challenging program of instruction.
Central to the district’s success is the active involvement of the many volunteers who contribute their services to our school. Through organizations such as the Harding Township PTO, Harding Township Educational Foundation, and Harding Township Recreation Association, students receive a rich variety of unique programs, projects, and activities, including valuable cultural experiences. Other community members participate in planning and development activities through the Vision Council, Principal’s Parent Council, and Special Education Parents Group.
Harding Township School provides state of the art technology for its students, equipping each classroom with an interactive Smart Board and a document camera. Each of our students in grades 3-8 have access to a Chromebook for use with our Google classrooms. Students in grades K-2 have use of iPads with interactive learning lessons that are used with their literacy instruction. A comprehensive website, PowerSchool, and a weekly electronic school newsletter (Harding Huskie Happenings) help maintain close communication between home and school as well as between school and the broader community.
Harding students pledge to give back both locally and globally. The school supports local relief organizations and students often visit nursing homes for musical performances. The school also hosts an annual Senior Citizen Breakfast that showcases musical and artistic talents. In the spring of 2017 Harding Township School students participated in the first Day of Service which provided our students with the opportunity to provide help to various organizations within our community.
The goal at Harding Township School is to set standards for student excellence that are challenging and rigorous while also instilling in our children the desire to develop their abilities to the fullest. The HTS learning community reflects the intellectual, social, emotional, and physical needs of children at various stages of their development. We are very proud of our school/parent/community partnership and the success we have had in creating lifelong learning and celebrating educational excellence. If you have any questions about our district, please do not hesitate to call or email me.Matthew A. Spelker
Harding Township School
Last Modified on February 9, 2018