HCE following PA Shutdown

In accordance with the governor's orders and the Diocese of Harrisburg's instructions, HCE is temporarily closed. 

Encourage Students to Complete Schoolwork Each Day

HCE Families -- Please encourage your students to keep up with their school work.  Students in Kindergarten through 4th Grade have all been given packets of work to complete before returning to school.  Students in Grades 5 through 8 have been given packets but are also given new assignments via their school email accounts.  The support of our families, working with their children and our teachers, will keep our students learning.  Thank you! 

Looking for things to do with your Kids?

When your kids aren't doing school work or when you all just need a break, be sure to check out these suggestions.  Choose from these many ideas to give your family some fresh ideas and also some quality time together. 

commonsensemedia.org -- click on Parents at the top

pennlive.com -- search for the article "Things to do with kids while school is closed."



About Our School


Why Choose Harrisburg Catholic Elementary?

Why Choose Harrisburg Catholic Elementary?

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?

Why Choose Harrisburg Catholic Elementary?

Why Choose Harrisburg Catholic Elementary?

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

Why Choose Harrisburg Catholic Elementary?

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


Announcements and Upcoming Events

Please go to the downloads section to review the information on Flexible Instruction Days.   This is important information we have shared through email, but HCE wanted to make a copy available for your reference. 

Upcoming Fundraisers

March 23 - 26 * Chick-fil-A fundraiser.  Flyer is needed.  Visit as often as you'd like in those four days, help us raise money for HCE! 

April 26 * Pancake Breakfast* Holy Family Campus * 8:30 - 11:30 am

May 2 * Bowling fundraiser at ABC Lanes North, Locust Lane * 10:00 am - 12:00 noon

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! 

If you have not yet returned re-registration paperwork, please do so now! 

School Blog

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