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About Our School


Students attend Harborfields High School for grades 9 through 12. The primary goal of the high school experience is to prepare students for higher education or for entrance to the world of work. Harborfields High School is uniquely qualified for this task, as it is large enough to offer a wide range of curricular and co-curricular activities, yet small enough to ensure individual attention and the opportunity to participate. The high school's achievements in both curricular and co-curricular areas are a source of considerable pride for the entire community.
 
There is a clear emphasis on academics at the high school, as is attested by the fact that well over 90% of the graduates go on to higher education. Follow-up studies conducted by the guidance department indicate significant satisfaction and appreciation by Harborfields graduates for the preparation they received.
 
The comprehensive curriculum covers written language and literature, the sciences, second languages in Spanish, French, and Italian, social studies including courses in Criminal Justice, Anthropology, Psychology, and Web Page Design, as well as the arts, music, health, physical education, computer applications, business and vocational courses. More than 25% of the high school juniors and seniors earn college credit through the Advanced Placement Program. Other students pursue half-day vocational and technical courses at nearby Wilson Tech, a Board of Cooperative Educational Services facility.
 
For Harborfields High School students, there are a rich variety of co-curricular activities to augment formal instruction, such as award-winning music ensembles, a championship interscholastic sports program, and many clubs and activities.
 
Harborfields High School continues to embrace available technology; its upgraded computer facilities and other new instructional tools provide students with true state-of-the-art equipment.
 
Students use computers in a variety of subjects including science, art, English, social studies, math, second language, and business. In addition, our library media center features computers equipped with CD-ROM drives and Internet access. These enable students to access an in-house library of databases and interactive reference material that feature sight and sound along with text. Our students are also able to access "on-line" databases using telecommunications. Our extensive satellite system enables faculty to bring experiences from around the world into the classroom.
 
To help students and parents in their planning, Harborfields High School has a Guidance and Career Resource Center that provides information on colleges, universities, job shadowing, internships, and employment opportunities. Hundreds of brochures, catalogs, and important resources are available at the center for students pursuing a college education or entering the work force. This center supplements regular counselor services, college fairs, career fairs, and visits to universities and industry. Students who plan to enter the work force have the opportunity to review occupational guides prepared by the Department of Labor and other government agencies.
 
In addition, the faculty is constantly reaching out to the larger community to find opportunities for student growth, and has established a teaching relationship with the nearby world-famous Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory.
 
While courses and facilities are important, the people who comprise it define an organization. Students, staff, and parents of Harborfields High School are talented, dedicated people who work well together. The result is that student scores on standardized tests compare very favorably with the most prestigious schools on Long Island and in the nation. Our students regularly win awards in a variety of local, state, and national competitions, including art, publications, speech, mathematics, and science. This year our high school is particularly proud to have had four students named National Merit Semifinalists. A science research course is designed to help students prepare entries for major competitions.
 
Harborfields graduates achieve success in some of the finest and most competitive colleges and universities. A Harborfields diploma is a document of value. That value is the consequence of a concerned, well-informed community that has high expectations for its children and young people, and that is willing to support those expectations with the resources to ensure a quality education. We are very proud of the Harborfields Central School District.

 


 

 

Harborfields High School           98 Taylor Avenue
Greenlawn, NY 11740
(631) 754-5360
(631) 261-7557 Fax

Principal
Timothy Russo

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Course Descriptions

Career/Tech Programs

Clubs & Activities

Athletics Handbook

For Harborfields athletic schedules, standings, statistics and more, please visit the Section XI - Suffolk County Athletics Web site.

A Gold Medal for Harborfields

The Harborfields Central School District is proud to report that Harborfields High School has been awarded a gold medal in the U.S. News & World Report Best High Schools competition.  
            
This prestigious contest evaluates schools based upon college readiness, participation in Advanced Placement courses, and state proficiency standards. Based on these criteria, Harborfields has been recognized as being among the finest educational institutions in the country.  
            
This recognition has earned Harborfields High School a third-place ranking in Suffolk County, an eleventh-place designation on Long Island, and a ranking of 215 out of the 22,000 high schools in the nation. Congratulations to all of the hard working staff and students of Harborfields High School.