Recently, the San Francisco Day School decided their performing arts program needed to be revised and revamped. Of all the schools in the Bay Area, they chose Harker as the school whose arts program they wanted to emulate. In mid-November, a task force from the school came down to visit all three campuses, and get a varied taste of what Harker offers.
The first stop was a music class at the upper school, followed immediately by a meeting with an upper school music teacher. Then they went to the lower school, where they met with teachers at their department meeting, then observed a dance class and a music class, as well as a rehearsal. Middle school was the final stop. There, the team sat in on a strings class, then had another chance to meet with and talk to teachers.
The task force spent a full school day at the three campuses, and after all the class time and meetings, headed back to San Francisco with a first-hand perspective on the arts program.