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Howard Gardner School for Discovery

Private | PK-8 | 130 students

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Posted September 4, 2012

Great School! We have three children at the school and have been there for five years. Definitely an alternative approach to education - but the kids LOVE learning. They do some classwork outside and have a dedicated science program. They learn spanish from PreK (and now Mandarin Chinese), and continue to focus on the importance of art and music (which many schools are cutting out). Overall a fantastic education with an individualized approach. True, kids don't sit at desks all day and do worksheets to prepare for a standardized test, but I think we have learned that just isn't working for our country. The focus is on all types of learning and encourages each child's individual strength while working through what challenges they have (without skipping any material). They stick with a work until they understand it - also, if they already know it, they are not held back but can work at an advanced level. The multi-grade setup works beautifully as kids strive to move forward and help each other out. While it may not seem to an observer for 20 minutes that the kids are learning, I can assure you, after five years they most certainly are!!
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Posted August 21, 2012

The children that attend this school do not follow a normal school schedule. They do not have time blocked off for certain subjects. It is what I consider a "free for all" in the classroom. The children distract one another because everyone works on a different subject and they sit at tables, not desks. Not to mention, pre-K and K are in the same classroom, grades 1 and 2 are in the same classroom, etc...I do not recommend sending your child here if you want your child to learn how to follow directions and a schedule.
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Posted March 30, 2012

If you ever see the kids leave this school, they look like mindless zombies. No fun, no nothing. its sad that this school preaches Howard Gardner's Theories but doesn't practice what it preaches. Be careful!
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Posted October 20, 2010

It is a great place for the children to learn together. Howard Gardner has great parents, its also a fantastic place to work.

Posted April 11, 2010

The educational foundation provided by the teachers and administrators of the Howard Gardner School for Discovery is superb. Both the teachers and administration truly care about the highest quality education available. The 'multiple intelligences' theory of education leaves no stone unturned in providing an engaging, dynamic and potent learning model. Our son thrives in this environment, as will most scholastic-minded children. Teachers from throughout the USA have toured the school to adopt this model into their programs, and with good reason. It works!
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Posted November 12, 2009

Sent all my children here. A great school for preschool through the 8th grade. Wonderful faculty. Interesting program using multiple intelligences.
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  • Vincent J. Rizzo
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134 School St
Scranton, PA 18508
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