Our mission is to provide basic academic education to students, grades nine through twelve, in a self-directed learning community built upon principles of respect and personal responsibility. The school offers a variety of educational opportunities to students in an effort to appreciate and accommodate the various ways each individual is best able to learn. We teach youth appreciation for peoples of diverse backgrounds and experiences, as well as understanding of the democratic principle of equality, with an aim towards carrying this community consciousness beyond their participation in our school.
Harriet Tubman Democratic High School is the only democratic educational institution for teens in the Capital District. We offer a supportive and personal learning environment for young adults from diverse backgrounds. Our staff strives to teach young adults how to think for themselves by encouraging critical discussions and respecting student input into their educational process. Our students learn self-motivation and, in the process, discover independence and self-reliance.
HTDHS is a not-for-profit private school. We are committed to maintaining a diverse learning community. Scholarships are available and no one is turned away simply for lack of funds. Please see our Admissions tab for more information.