Throughout the year...
We host and sponsor several events for our students, staff, families, and community. Be sure to check back regularly for new events, and don’t forget to follow Harford Day on Facebook!
High School Night
High School Night is an annual event occurring in early October where Directors of Admission from over 60 high schools come to Harford Day School to meet with students and parents to promote their high schools. These schools include local Independent Schools, both secular and religious, boarding schools and local Public School Magnet programs.
For thirteen years Harford Day’s Arts Festival has attracted hundreds of visitors each year. Held the first weekend in November, over 50 artists from many states exhibit at the juried show. The preview party held on Friday night is a highlight of the fall season. Signature dishes from area restaurants, open bar, and live music make for a festive event. On Saturday the show is open to the public free of charge.
Throughout the year, the School hosts Open House days for prospective parents. Families take a student-led tour to see the program in action and talk with administrators, teachers and current parents.
This year's 26th Tournament will be held on May 22, 2017. All monies raised go to Harford Day School’s operating budget.
Founders’ Day and Moving Up Day
Students gather for a “Moving Up Day” ceremony during the final week of the school year. It includes a brief history of the school and a ceremonial passing of the banners as each grade “moves up” to the next class.
On the last day of school, all students, staff, family, and friends gather to be part of the 8th grade graduation. There is a featured speaker, often an alumna(e). This festive occasion serves as an informal reunion as many alumni return to campus.
In keeping with a long-standing Harford Day tradition, each student is placed on the HDS Blue Team or Green Team upon enrollment. Immediately following the Graduation ceremony, students in K-Prep – fifth grade participate in Blue/Green relay races. Students remain on their Blue or Green Team throughout their time at Harford Day. Siblings are always placed on the same team, and children of alums share their parent’s team color.