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62 N. Ayer, Suite B, Harvard, IL 60033

(815) 943-4404
(815) 943-4410 - fax

e-mail: info@harvcc.net

Harvard High School
Harvard Junior High School
Crosby Elementary
Jefferson School
Washington School
St. Joseph School
Harvard District 50 Office



Harvard Community Unit School District #50 offers a variety of programs from preschool through high school. The Harvard School system offers a comprehensive curriculum in language arts, mathematics, physical science, social science, fine arts, and physical education.


The Harvard Schools take pride in their facilities and staff. The School district is comprised of five buildings, which serve over 2100 students. The facilities are clean, well maintained and allow for handicap accessibility. There are over 200 certified and non-certified staff members. The teachers have a reputation for being outstanding, caring, and highly dedicated individuals. The administration is well qualified in their field and continue to update their knowledge through the Illinois Administrators’ Academy and the Illinois Principal’s Association. Harvard is known throughout McHenry County for its excellence in education.


Parent involvement is a vital part of the schools in District #50. Volunteers are used in helping with classroom projects, fund-raisers, dental fluoride treatment, computer labs, VIVA, paired readers, learning centers, and libraries. Active parental involvement is encouraged through parent workshops, Parent Teacher Groups and the Booster Club.


Harvard Community Unit School District #50 believes firmly in maintaining good school-community relations and business partnerships. They periodically distribute newsletters to parents from each school to keep them updated on what’s happening in each building. The administrators and Board of Education use local newspapers and radio to inform the public of events and changes occurring in the school system.


Educating for excellence is the goal. Early intervention and grant programs provide services that meet individual needs and allow children to reach their potential in a changing, technological society. Harvard takes pride in its educational system and encourages the cooperation and commitment of local businesses.


You can learn more about each school by clicking on the appropriate link below or on the photos to the right.


Washington School Pre-K website
Crosby Elementary Kindergarten thru Third Grade website
Jefferson School Fourth and Fifth Grade website
Harvard Junior High School Sixth, Seventh and Eight Grades website
Harvard High School Ninth thru Twelfth Grades website
St. Joseph Catholic School Kindergarten to Eighth Grade website
Harvard District #50 Adminstrative Center website