The Howard Gardner Multiple Intelligence Charter School offers our children a unique learning environment that is unavailable at any other school in the region. The school focuses on the individual needs and abilities of each student, while encouraging and fostering teamwork, leadership, and cooperation among their classmates. Our children have thrived in this environment and look forward to school each day. – Karoline and Michael F.
We have had children in the Howard Gardner School for more than a decade and can attest that the Multiple Intelligence Curriculum of the school serves a diverse student body in an exemplary way. For us, the objective proof of the school’s academic program is the ease with which our older two qualified for admission to Scranton Preparatory School. These two recent graduates from HGS, one interested in the arts and one in science, easily outpace their friends from other schools both in general vocabulary and in the capacity to entertain new ideas. Our younger children—because they are doing work in reading, math, music, and Spanish beyond the usual grade level—would be uncomfortable in any educational setting that did not attend to their actual levels of skill and interest. We have found that HGS is equally attentive to input from parents and teachers. Our family has learned to depend upon both the educational philosophy and the devotion of the faculty and staff at HGS. - Stephen and Jenny W.
Howard Gardner School has a very unique and special learning environment. We choose this school because we believe in its philosophy and approach – the principles and love of learning that have been instilled in our boys will definitely carry through and serve them well in life. We feel very lucky to have in our area the option of a progressive, outside of the box, school that is helping to lay the foundation for our kids to truly love to learn about the world around them. Our three children are not only accepted, but appreciated, for the individual people that they are – and their education is tailored to their specific strengths and learning styles. We find the teachers to be excellent and our boys are not only challenged in the areas that they excel, but patiently guided through topics that prove difficult until they gain a true understanding of the material. The atmosphere at the school is one of community and support among the kids, teachers, and parents – differences among the students are valued. Our kids love going to school each and every day and actually count down the days until they can return to school after a break or vacation – as parents, you can’t ask much more than that! - Anne C.
What I like best about HGS: its limited class size so the student can build a rapport with the teachers, and the diverse approach to learning with the understanding that individuals process information differently. Because of this, I feel secure knowing that my son will be self confident and academically well rounded. - Lori L.