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The Howard Gardner School

The Howard Gardner School is a coeducational private special program emphasis school for students in grades 7 through 12.

Institution Type: Private Setting: Suburban


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The Howard Gardner School is a small independent school based in the tradition of progressive education, serving college-bound learners in grades 7-12 in Alexandria, Virginia. With a focus on environmental science and the arts, the schools mission is to help bright, creative non-traditional learners use their unique strengths to thrive academically, intellectually and emotionally. Learning at HGS is active and hands-on, based on Howard Gardners* theory of multiple intelligences, rooted in a tradition of progressive education, and clearly related to students own lives. Cooperative learning plays an important role in facilitating learning and group skills. Teaching of course content is fully integrated with weekly field studies trips throughout the area, and internships in the student's field of interest.The school environment and policies are based on well-researched principles of adolescent development. The most fundamental tasks in adolescence are establishing identity and developing relationships. So, we make sure that our curriculum feels relevant to our students, that their internships help them explore different aspects of themselves, and we include a lot of group work so they can work on their relationship skills.We also believe in making learning fun.The Howard Gardner School features:Enthusiastic, knowledgeable staffVery small classes Exciting, active hands-on learning Creative, college-prep curriculum Experienced college counseling Support for different learning styles Reduced homework load 10:00 A.M. start time Accelerated graduation for academically gifted students



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Students and Faculty

Students and Faculty

Enrollment Data

Total Enrollment 48
Enrollment By Grade
Grade Number of Students
7 3
8 3
9 4
10 8
11 9
12 21

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Student Teacher Ratio 5 : 1
Gender 50% Male / 50% Female
Student Diversity
Percentage of Student Body
White 62%
Multi-racial 2%
Hispanic/Latino 15%
Black or African American 19%
Asian 2%

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