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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.  

Message from Our Principal

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  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


December is a busy month at HCE!  We have all-school Mass for Our Lady of Guadalupe followed by Christmas program rehearsal.  We have penance services, Santa's Workshop and Christmas Activities for the littles, as well as the annual Christmas program in the next few weeks.  Please check the calendar that went home and be sure to read all the important papers your child brings home.  Happy Holidays! 

Upcoming Events

Please join us at Panera Bread on Union Deposit Rd. on Tuesday, December 11 from 4:00 to 8:00 pm for our next fundraiser.  Please take a flyer with you or show the school flyer from your phone.  Thank you!  

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! 

Please return any "start of school" paperwork that has not yet been returned.  Thank you.  

School Blog

Harrisburg Catholic Elementary Families -- Please read below to see what's happening in our school!