Welcome to Bret Harte Elementary

Welcome to the online home of Bret Harte Elementary School! Whether you are already a Bear Hugger looking for information on upcoming events at Bret Harte, or you are a parent looking for the best elementary school for your child, we are glad you stopped by. We're confident you will find what you need here.

We are located in the town of Corcoran, California, which is situated within the Central San Joaquin Valley. Within Corcoran, you will find a tight-knit community that is focused on creating a positive living atmosphere for its residents.

Bret Harte serves as the educational home for nearly 600 elementary school students within Corcoran. Our highly-qualified staff, dedicated community, and innovative programs work together to create an engaging learning environment for your child.

This website is designed to be a resource for you, and we are confident that you will like what you learn about Bret Harte Elementary. You can find out about our educational programs, our dedicated faculty, the latest news from Bret Harte, and more on this website, so please dive right in!

A Message from Our Principal

Welcome to Bret Harte Elementary, home of the Bear Huggers!

We are excited to show you more of what we have to offer your child while he or she participates in an amazing educational experience. You’ll find that with our engaging curriculum, advanced programs, and technology opportunities, we are ready to make this first chapter in your child’s education a great one. Please explore this website, and don’t hesitate to reach out to us with any questions.


Laurie Haas

Laurie Haas