Harriet Tubman Democratic High School

New York State Accredited High School

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Applicants for the current school year are now being accepted.
There is no deadline for inquiry.

Application Process

To apply, please call the school to arrange a trial visit of at least one full school day. At the end of the visit, we will sit down

with the applicant and the parent(s) or guardian(s) to discuss any remaining questions or concerns. Students are admitted if the following criteria are met:

  • The student wants to attend HTDHS
  • The parent(s) or guardian(s) want the student to attend HTDHS
  • There is room in the school
  • We have the resources to meet the needs of the student

Non-Discrimination Statement
Harriet Tubman Democratic High School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identification in the administration of its educational policy, scholarship programs, admissions, hiring, or other school-administered programs.

Tuition for the current school year is $8,000. Payment plans and sliding scale tuition are available at no extra charge. We are committed to maintaining a diverse learning community. No one will be turned away simply for lack of funds.

Homeschooling students may enroll part-time to take advantage of our courses and mentoring. Part-time tuition is based on the amount of time the student will be participating in our program. Please ask the staff for more details.

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    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.

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