Student Support Center

Our Student Support Center (SSC) is staffed by one, amazing social worker (Vanessa Petty) who serves our Harkness community two days per week, Tuesdays and Fridays, from 7:30 am to 4:30 pm.  Click HERE to learn more about the services our SSC provides for Harkness.

Contact Ms. Vanessa at for more information or to activate services.

Foster Grandparents

Harkness is fortunate to have FOUR Foster Parents serving our school community this year.  Our grandmas provide our school with supervision and support during meals and one-on-one and small group support in our K-3rd classrooms.  Click HERE to learn more about the AmeriCorps Foster Grandparent Program.

Read On!

Our top priority is to ensure every student at Harkness is reading at grade-level or higher.  Read On!  provides additional, tier 3 reading intervention for students who are working towards reading at grade-level.  Ma Vang, our Read On! AmeriCorps volunteer, is on site, full-time to coordinate and provided these services to our most vulnerable readers in 2nd through 4th grades.  Click HERE to learn more.

 Before and After School Program

MASTERS (Making After School Time Enriching, Rewarding, and Successful) is our FREE, on-site before and after school program, offering enrichment activities, recreation, and homework assistance to students in grades TK through 6. 

Mornings- opens at 7:00 a.m.

Afternoons- closes at 6:00 p.m.

Click HERE to register in our MASTERS program.

Please contact Ms. Gisella, our MASTERS program manager, for more additional details at


Head Start offers a free program based on family size and income on-site at Harkness.  Classes are in session 6 1/2 hours, Monday through Thursday and 3 hours and 45 minutes on Friday.  Space is limited in Ms. Diana's class- click HERE to complete and submit an interest form.