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Welcome to Harbor City International School

Welcome to Harbor City International! We are a public, tuition-free charter high school located in downtown Duluth, Minnesota. Our focus is on college preparation, and we offer a rigorous academic curriculum in an atmosphere of belonging and respect. Because we are a small school with excellent student-to-teacher ratios, each student thrives under personal attention and individualizeGlobed support. Our students develop critical thinking skills and a mindset of success in the care of teachers who are dedicated to the educational process and passionate about their fields of study.

We invite you to explore our website to learn more about our outstanding programs. Whether you’re interested in enrolling or you’re a current HCIS parent or student, you’ll find an abundance of information to help you make the most of your time with HCIS.


A Message from Our Director

Welcome to Harbor City International School, a small community of teachers, administrators, parents, and students, where we prize and pursue knowledge, creativity, passion, a discerning mind, and self directed learning. We accept that the educational process is challenging and that learning helps us reach beyond what we thought were our limits: that the relationships we form here will endure as we grow, teaching us to consider one another and balancing our individual needs with the needs of our community; that respect represents a state of mind from which to view life, others, and the world, as well as a dynamic attribute achieved through compassion, loyalty, hard work, persistence, discipline, and integrity; that our sense of responsibility leads us to take care of ourselves, our community, and the world around us through our labor, our intelligence, and our integrity.

Choosing to enroll at Harbor City International School is a declaration that you want to succeed in life beyond high school, especially in post-secondary educational opportunities, and that you accept the challenges of participating in a rigorous academic program and agree to abide by the standards of conduct for our school’s mission. You are acknowledging that you will spend time on your academic life, complete your homework, arrive to class prepared to learn, and focus on your education. You are agreeing to consider others in your behavior at school, respect your teachers, contribute to the environment in positive ways, and comply with the policies in our student handbook.

The faculty and administration at Harbor City International School will challenge you and support you as you progress through our school. In turn, you will help shape our school’s culture and traditions with your ideas, your spirit, and your energy. On behalf of our community, we welcome you to Harbor City International School.

Sincerely,

Ms. Anne Wise and Mr. Ted Buck

Interim Co-Directors