Home of the Dragons


    • August 15 - Kindergarten Kick-Off at 10:00 AM or 6:00 PM for incoming Kindergarten students and families
    • August 23 - Open House
    • August 28 - First Day of School
    • September 1 - No School
    • September 4 - Labor Day - No School
    • September 8 - Parent Mingle: Popsicles on the Playground at 2:30 PM
    • September 12 - Back to School Family Pep Rally at 3:00 PM or 5:30 PM
      • Please RSVP to Ms. Potter by September 7th by texting 814-440-9734 or completing the online form: http://bit.ly/b2speprally
    • September 21 - School Pictures
    • September 26 - Pre-K through 1st Grade Family Game Night 3:00-4:30 PM
    • September 28 - 2nd-5th Grade Family Game Night 3:00-4:30 PM
    • View the September lunch calendar by clicking HERE



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    Harding Elementary School Important Posts


    Harding Families,

    On Sept. 25, 2023 Harding School will begin our new Respectful Ways, Social Emotional Learning Program.

    Click here to learn more!!!


    Effective August 28th, the following procedure will be in place for any student that is not picked up on time:

    This information is posted at the Single Point of Entry on the Lincoln St. side of the building.

    Attention Parents and Guardians:

    Metal Detectors Now in Use. Entry Upon Successful Pass


                        • If you did not pick up your student on time, you are required to wait outside.
                        • One at a time, individuals will be permitted to enter the vestibule.
                        • At that time you must press the buzzer button.
                        • When greeted by a staff member, state your first and last name and the first and last name(s)of the students you are picking upPlease speak clearly.
                        • In order to be buzzed into the office, you must successfully pass through the metal detectors.
                        • Once you are buzzed in, proceed to the main office counter with identification.
                        • Once cleared as an authorized individual to pick up the student identified, a walkie talkie call will be made to the auditorium.
                        • Once your student arrives at the main office, the family will exit the building through the vestibule.
                        • The next parent or guardian will then enter the vestibule and repeat this process.

    Thank you for your cooperation in ensuring the safety of all Harding Dragons and family members!



    Click here

    for Information about bus stops, bus applications and the start of school.


    First Annual Back to School Family Pep Rally

    SAVE the DATE

    Tuesday, September 12th

    Two Sessions are available for you to choose from:


    1st Session: 3:00-4:30 p.m.

    2nd Session: 5:30-7:00 p.m.


    Come join us in the Harding auditorium, and don’t forget to bring your phone!

    We will have an interactive and informative Kahoot! game to play with families

    followed by the opportunity to enjoy food and get know one another

    as we prepare for what will be the best school year ever here at Harding School.

    RSVP by September 7th by texting Ms. Potter at 814-440-9734 or registering online HERE.



    Attendance Matters at Harding School!

    Click here for more



    School Wide Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (SWPBIS) at Harding

    Click here for more





    Harding Single Point of Entry Procedures

    Metal Detectors now in use.

    After 8:30 a.m. :


    •  Only Erie’s Public Schools Employees will be allowed to swipe/buzz in using the West parking lot side entrance.
    • All other family members and visitors must enter the building from the Lincoln St. East lobby doors.


    Thank you for supporting our continued efforts to make Harding School a safe place for all of us!







    Click the link below to complete the Harding Bus Application


    Click Here for the Harding Bus Stop Locations for 23-24



    If your child misses school, please submit an excuse within 10 days

    Email to: hardingattendance@eriesd.org

    Or text to 814-440-9734 or 814-718-9075

    Be sure to include the student's first and last name, the reason for the absence, the dates

    and the first and last name of the parent sending the email.



    Please call the Harding Main Office to obtain your Parent Portal Activation Key. 

    This enables parents to login in to Infinite Campus where you will have

    access to class schedules, attendance and grades.





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Mission Statement

  • Profile: 
    Harding School is located at 820 Lincoln Avenue in the Northwest perimeter of the City of Erie, Pennsylvania. The school houses over 550 students and over 70 staff members.
    Vision Statement 2022-2023
    Harding School will prioritize high levels of engagement and personalized pathways to educational excellence for every student, without exception. We will continue to maximize instructional time and analyze data regularly to make informed decisions regarding student instruction and staff professional development. Targeted interventions will focus on increasing ELA and Math proficiency rates and completion of Career Readiness artifacts to ensure students are prepared for their next pathway. Equitable access to instruction will be a priority for all students. In addition, a focus on attendance recognition will motivate students to attend school daily and interventions will decrease chronic absenteeism. As a Community School we strive to create a school environment that is safe, secure, supportive, and welcoming to all students, families, and staff. We instill in our students the values of diversity, inclusion, and kindness. Students feel valued at our school and believe in themselves and their peers. Our SWPBIS program is intertwined with our academics, and all Harding students are expected to be respectful, responsible, safe, and focused.