In April 2015, the Board of the Broward County Public Schools voted 8-1 to expand Harbordale Elementary School's boundaries to include Victoria Park, Sunrise Key, Beverly Heights and Colee Hammock neighorhoods. In recent years, children in Victoria Park have been assigned to three different elementary schools: Harbordale, Walker and North Side -- plus many have opted for the magnet Montesorri program at Virginia Shuman Young. The School Board's vote will consolidate all of Victoria Park into one elementary school's boundaries -- so that kids who live near each other and play together can attend the same school. (The Montesorri magnet option is still available, and there are seats set aside at Virginia Shuman Young for neighborhood students who apply.)
The School Board is phasing in the new boundaries over a five-year period. For the 2015/16 school year, Victoria Park kindergarteners are assigned to Harbordale. Next year that will expand to include first-graders: the following year, second-graders, etc. Older Victoria Park students (grades 1-5) can apply to go to Harbordale this year too, using the school district's reassignment policies (VP students have a higher priority than the general reassignment population).
Harbordale is a fantastic school with dedicated staff and involved parents. Victoria Park is very happy to be part of the Harbordale family.
Harbordale Principal: Theresa Bucolo
Assistant Principal: Jennifer Kashdin