Harvard Elementary School

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Harvard School Information



     Harvard Elementary is an IB World School for the Primary Years Programme (PYP). The school received its authorization from the International Baccalaureate Organization on March 14, 2012. Read More...



    Our magnet program is focused on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). Students receive additional instruction from specialists in the areas of science, technology, math, and engineering. All of our programs involve problem-solving and independent critical-thinking skills, while emphasizing laboratory exploration and hands-on activities.




    The Gifted and Talented program at Harvard Elementary School is called the Vanguard Neighborhood Program. Our program serves all students that attend the school whether you live in our attendance zone or attend on a magnet transfer. Read More...



Welcome to Harvard Elementary School

  • Dr. Shelby Smith, Principal

    Dr. Shelby Smith has been selected as the new principal of Harvard Elementary School. Dr. Smith began her teaching career in Cypress-Fairbanks  HISD where she taught Kindergarten, second grade, and fourth grade. She also has experience as a fourth and fifth grade teacher in Pearland ISD.

    Dr. Smith has proudly served HISD as a Literacy Teacher Development Specialist, Assistant Principal at Port Houston Elementary, and Dean of Instruction at Welch Middle School. During her tenure as an assistant principal, she focused on improving the campus culture and increasing student achievement through implementing school-wide academic programs, such as the Minitropolis Financial Literacy Program with IBC Bank. Dr. Smith earned a bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from Texas State University, a master’s degree in Educational Administration from Houston Baptist University, and a doctorate in Ethical Leadership from the University of St. Thomas. Additionally, Dr. Smith received an Executive Education certification from the Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University.

Harvard Mission

  • The mission of Harvard Elementary School, with the support of our community, is to empower each student with global awareness, knowledge, skills and values necessary to make a better world.

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  • For additional information about Harvard visit the Harvard PTA


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