Cathedral Campus, 717-234-3797 Holy Family Campus 717-232-2551

Welcome to Harrisburg Catholic Elementary School

Building a community of lifelong learners.

About Our School

Why Choose Harrisburg Catholic Elementary?

Harrisburg Catholic Elementary School takes a whole-child approach to elementary education. Teachers, administrators, counselors, and support staff work together to meet the intellectual, social, behavioral, and emotional needs of each and every child we serve. HCE uses the natural curiosity of children to teach Math, Reading, and critical thinking skills, following the curriculum of the Diocese of Harrisburg.  We offer a gifted teaching staff, small class sizes, and personalized interest in each child.  We are proud to be a Middle States Association accredited school.  

Who Are Our Students?

Harrisburg Catholic enrolls Catholic and non-Catholic students from Pre-School through 8th Grade.  Our students are encouraged to be independent contributing members of our school community.  Our students represent Dauphin, Cumberland and Perry Counties.  

students with STEM activity

Message from Our Principal

  Thanks for taking the time to visit our website.  I hope you can find all the information that relates to enrollment, answer any questions you may have, or find out something about our school.  Harrisburg Catholic Elementary was created out of Holy Family and Cathedral Consolidated Schools to bring the message of Jesus Christ to the children of our school on a daily basis through both word and action.  Our students are challenged academically on a daily basis by a dedicated and highly qualified staff of individuals who work together to better each child that is enrolled in our school.                    -- Mr. David Rushinski, Principal  

News and Information


Friday, April 20 -- Parent Conferences at the HF Campus (no school at that campus, but Cathedral students have school). 

Monday, April 23 -- Parent Conferences at Cathedral Campus (no school at that campus, but HF students have school).

Wednesday, April 25 -- Sub/pretzel sandwich pick up at the location you chose when placing your order. 

Upcoming Events

Thursday, April 26 -- Science Fair, students in Grades 5-8.

Sunday, April 29 -- Pancake Breakfast, HF Campus, 8:30 - 11:30 am.

Wednesday, May 2 -- Friendly's Night, 4:00 - 9:00 pm.

Friday, May 11 -- Run 4 Fun, HF Campus.

Monday, May 21 -- Kindergarten Closing Program. 

Tuesday, May 22 -- Pre-K Closing Program.

Friday, May 25 -- Early Dismissal

Monday, May 28 -- NO SCHOOL, Memorial Day 

Important Reminders

All Harrisburg Catholic families are required to complete your 10 hours of service each school year.  Any unfulfilled time will be billed at the end of the school year.  Please be sure to complete the 10 hours of service.  Thank you! 

Last day of school is Monday, June 4.  Cathedral Campus will dismiss at 10:45 am, HF Campus will dismiss at 11:00 am.