From the Head of School

Welcome to Harmony Christian School,

We look forward to your visiting our school campus. I know you will feel the warmth of our school community from both the students, and faculty. This is a place where God is ever present, and as you visit or review our website, I pray you get a small sense of what a loving and caring environment our Harmony family is. Our desire is for each student to realize their God-given talents, gifts and passions. 

When I joined the staff in 1998, I had no idea that my job as the high school science teacher would lead me being the Head of School eight years later. As I continue to serve in the ministry for which God has called me there has not been a day that I have not looked forward to working with this outstanding and dedicated group of Christian educators. Our mission is to prepare our students with a heart for God as corporate executives, health care workers, judicial authorities, athletic and entertainment professionals or Kingdom builders.

Our parents are some of the best I have served with. They love being involved in the many events that HCS hosts throughout the year. We encourage strong parent involvement as we partner together with you and your church. Our graduates have gone to some of the best Christian colleges and state universities, many with considerable scholarships. We have a very competitive athletic program. Our fine arts programs allow students to participate in various art classes, music and instrumental instruction. Our music program culminates in several concerts throughout the year. Our students are given the opportunity to go on mission trips during their high school career. This has resulted in students realizing they have a passion to serve others.

Harmony Christian School welcomes students of all Christian faiths, as we share in the knowledge of one Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We encourage you to learn more about the many opportunities Harmony Christian School has to offer, and we can’t wait to welcome you into our school family.

In His Service,
Kevin J. Barry
Head of School

From the Board of Education​

Welcome to Harmony Christian School! We are a great school that holds high expectations for all and cares deeply about the academic and spiritual success for our students. We have low class size, all curriculum has a spiritual component, chapels, activities, clubs, performances, mission trips, opportunities for family engagement, and so much more. We have amazing teachers who are committed to Christian education and to every student at HCS. They are committed to guiding individual students in discovering new interests, developing and utilizing their talents, and deepening their faith in Jesus Christ. Check us out here online. We would love for your family to become part of the Harmony Christian School family.

BOE Responsibilities

At the top of every successful organization is a group of wise and caring leaders committed to a vision. Although this group often works behind-the-scenes, the leadership it provides is essential to the success of the institution. Harmony Christian School has has been blessed by strong leadership. Since its establishment in 1980, HCS has been governed by a Board of Education, made up of Harmony Ministries Church members (parents) and school parents. From approving new faculty members and supervising the school’s finances to overseeing building projects and encouraging the administration, the BOE members govern the school and regularly makes important decisions that improve the overall quality of HCS. The BOE members meet once a month and along with an annual retreat to focus on vision and goals for the years to come. While the list of Board responsibilities is extensive, one of their important functions is prayer for the Harmony Christian School family. In addition to governing, this group regularly prays for the administration, faculty, staff, students, and parents of Harmony Christian School.

Board members are committed to the mission and vision of Harmony Christian School and are dedicated in providing a balanced Christian education to the students in our community.

Current Board Members

Sean Switzer

Board Chair

Tina Vellenga

Board Vice Chair

Jason Cooley

Board Secretary

Lorraine Seward

Board Member

Hilda-Louise Mazzella

Board Member

Damola Akinyemi

Board Member

Kelly Ashley

Board Member

Administrative Staff

Melanie Latimer

Vice Principal of Primary Education

Vanessa Veras

Vice Principal of Secondary Education

Wendy Wilson

Elementary Supervisor

Diane Torres

High School Supervisor

Office Administration

Barbara Smith

Administrative Assistant

Heather Switzer


Sue Chindano


Andrew Reisert

Building & Grounds

Connie Gray

Building & Grounds

Donna McMillan

Kitchen Coordinator

According to, Harmony Christian School is ranked #3 Best Private High Schools in Orange County, NY and #19 Best Christian High Schools in NY State.