This is Harkness Institute...   ​  

 Focusing on computer technology...

    Discovering the world of art... ​  

    Winning Tec Awards...   ​  

    Traveling and studying abroad...   ​  

    Serving the community.   ​  

     Improving the environment...   ​  

    Learning conference style... ​  

   Celebrating their achievement! ​  


           "A totally unique high school in Mexico..."


The difference is perceptible immediately.  You notice as soon as you enter the classroom that instead of desks lined up in front of the teacher, there is a conference table...a place to discuss ideas!

     Harkness Institute in Riviera Nayarit is a bilingual and bicultural preparatory high school that employs a unique peer-to-peer approach to education, rather than the traditional method of teacher lecture ––the "seer on stage." While this style of learning was introduced by Phillips Exeter Academy in the United States almost a century ago, it is still new to Mexico.*

     Fully accredited by SEP, Harkness Institute rigorously prepares the brightest and most motivated students for university degree programs at the International level. 

      Our mission is to help these student/scholars develop a true love of learning as they acquire a mastery of skills. This learning system combines the use of highly effective educational techniques. It gives students an in-depth immersion into subject material almost exactly as it is done at international universities. 

      Thus the systemic transition from high school to university or college for Harkness graduates becomes virtually seamless. Not only do they learn what, they learn how to continue learning for the rest of their lives.






    Discovering the world of art... ​  


Av. Paseo de los Cocoteros No. 67 Nuevo Vallarta,  Nayarit,

CP63735, Mexico

Tel: 322-297-0603

*Harkness Institute has no official affiliation with Phillips Exeter Academy, the independent, secondary school in Exeter, N.H. USA, where the Harkness method of discussion-based learning originated.

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