• Population: 210,900
  • Located in Rochester
    • Summer/Fall: Warm and Humid
    • Winter/Spring: Cool and Dry


  • Enrollment Restrictions: Grades Accepted: 9-11
  • Minimum TOEFL: 40
  • Minimum IELTS: Not Accepted
School Highlights

  • Award-winning arts and writing program
  • Many students recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Program
  • “A+” rating on Niche.com

Academics and Facts

  • Grades at School: Nursery-12
  • Total Students in School: 516
  • Students in High School: 190
  • Teacher/Student Ratio: 1:7
  • School Uniform Required: NO
  • Religious Affiliation: None
  • Diploma Year Offered: NO

School Profile

Founded in 1917, the Harley School is a large, independent college preparatory school. Harley students have the freedom to choose Advanced Placement and elective courses in all departments.


The facilities include the Sands-Stern Study Center, the Robin Lehman Center for Visual Arts (with a glassblowing studio and student studio space), the Commons Sustainability Center, the Briggs Center for Civic Engagement, and the Center for Mindfulness and Empathy Education (with tennis courts, a swimming pool, and theater).

Sports and Arts

The Harley School combines sports teams with another nearby private school. Club sports include Ultimate Frisbee, skiing, and more.
The exceptional fine arts curriculum includes unique offerings such as glass making, directing, and introduction to opera. Advanced art students are allotted studio space to work in.

Community Information

The Harley School is located in Rochester, New York. Rochester is an international center of higher education with plenty of local universities, as well as cultural and historical sites for international students to explore.