Harper School
Toddler, Preschool, Pre-kindergarten, K-8

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Danville Open House October 17, Tuesday, 3 pm - 7 pm. Meet our Preschool Director and Teachers. Bring the kids. Hope to see you there.

Redwood City Open House October 18, Wednesday, 3 pm - 7 pm. Meet our Teachers and Head of School. Bring the Kids. Hope to see you there.

Harper Programs Our toddler, preschool, pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, and elementary programs provide your child with a personalized learning experience that is challenging and fun.

Meet our Head of School Esperanza Hernandez is our Head of School and Preschool Director. Previously, Esperanza served as a Principal at Stratford School for seven years. Her prior roles included: Head of Admissions, Vice Principal, Teacher Trainer, and Administrator. Additionally, Esperanza taught Preschool for six years, and was recognized as "Teacher of the Year" by San Jose Magazine in 2004. Esperanza studied Early Childhood Education at West Valley College. Esperanza, along with her five siblings, was raised in the Bay Area. She currently lives in San Jose with her husband of thirty-two years, Paul, and is a mother to two independent, adult children.

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Esperanza Hernandez

Head of School and Preschool Director

Meet our Founder Joe Wagner is the founder of Harper School. Joe previously co-founded Stratford School, a high performing private preschool and elementary school in Silicon Valley. Joe has degrees from Georgetown University and The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Joe was born in Germany, grew up in St. Louis, MO, and lived for about ten years in the San Francisco Bay Area. He currently lives in St. Louis with his wife, Molly, and their seven children.

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Joe Wagner

Harper School, Founder and President

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