Downey School


Our third annual Together for Tomorrow Block Party was the best yet. Thank you to all of the donor, agencies, volunteers, staff, students, and families that made the day so great. We are already looking forward to next year!
90 students  performed with the Harrisburg Youth Symphony at the Forum on May 15th. The 2 performances were amazing.
Kindergarten, first, and second grade sharpened their saws at Lake Tobias. 
Downey held their second Leadership Day on May 14th. The student leaders put on a wonderful show. Thank you to everyone that attended and congratulations to our fabulous Downey Dolphins.

Pennsylvania Senator Rob Teplitz presented a Good Citizenship Award to one lady and one gentleman from Downey School. This award was given to students that have shown a positive attitude towards classmates, school work, and the school community. Congratulations to our winners! 

Downey School
1313 Monroe Street
Harrisburg, PA 17103
Main number: 717-703-1240717-703-1240
Fax: 717-703-1245
Principal: Mr. Travis Peck


  • Notice is hereby given that the Proposed Final Budget and Tax Levies of the Harrisburg School District for the 2015-2016 School Year are available for public review, Monday through Thursday, 8:00am – 4:00pm, in the Business Office at the Administration Building, 1601 State Street, Harrisburg, PA  17103. The Proposed Final Budget and Tax Levies of the Harrisburg School District for the 2015-2016 school year will be presented for adoption as a Final Budget at the Board of School Directors meeting on June 15, 2015 at 6:30pm in the boardroom of the Administration Building at the above listed address.  The budget may be amended before final adoption.

    If you are a person with disabilities or require other accommodations, please contact the Superintendent’s office at 717.703.4024.

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  • Request for Proposal: Trash and Recycling
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  •  2014-15 School Year K-12 Calendar -REVISED
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  • SEEK

    Harrisburg School District will be hosting the Summer Engineering Experience for Kids (SEEK) Camp from June 8-26, 2015 from 8:30AM to 3:30PM daily at Marshall Math Science Academy. If your child is a current fourth and fifth grade students they won’t want to miss this amazing day camp opportunity!


    SEEK is a free three week program is meant to inspire students’ love for learning in STEM (Science, Technology Engineering and Math). During the three weeks, students will participate in exciting hands-on learning experiences and friendly competitions that cover topics such as gravity cruisers, gliders, paper sailboats and motorized or balloon powered cars. The camp is sure be a great and fun way to keep our students engaged in learning during the summer.


    To register go to and click on Registration to locate Harrisburg’s Registration Page. Don’t delay spaces are filling up.


    Transportation pick up and drop off locations and breakfast and lunch will be provided for students.



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  • 2015 Summer Feeding Program Information
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  • 2014-2015 Weather Emergency Make Up Day:  May 29, 2015 Due to the cancellation of school on January 26, 2015, school will now be in session on Friday, May 29, 2015, for all students, faculty and staff. Please plan accordingly.
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  • id

    In an effort to maintain safety and security, effective Monday, January 26, 2015 the administration building is requiring all visitors to present photo ID at the front desk.

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    Adopt a Harrisburg Classroom: Opportunities for Businesses, Faith Communities and Individuals to adopt one of 133 Kindergarten-4th grade classrooms. See the overview of the program and application.
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