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The Howard Gardner School

Private | 9-12 | 40 students

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Situated in an urban neighborhood. The median home value is $372,500. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,800.

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Posted May 28, 2013

my experience at the howard gardner school was very poor... my freshmen and sofmore year were to be remembered, but in junior year one day i was told i had to leave the school for no good reason, the persons responsibele are emily and cathirine thommas the 2 founders of the school, i have absoloutly no respect for these 2 people that made my highschool experience very uncomftorable. i was suddenly forced to go to public school having to ajust very quickly. my experience was a 1 out of 10,


Posted August 23, 2011

The Howard Gardner School offers small classes and a challenging curriculum. The dedocated teachers integrate field studies with classroom work and the students are encouraged to become critical thinkers. All students are involved in internships that are tailored to their individual interests. By the time they apply to college, the kids have impressive resumes and they are already comfortable with college-style learning. The school is also great at helping the students choose a college that is right for them. They now have a middle school program, too!
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Posted March 25, 2010

We can't say enough about our pleasure and satisfaction with our daughter's progress and engagement with school since joining the HGS community. It has been a remarkable transformation. We're just thrilled and heartily endorse the experience. It isn t just a school; it is a learning community that supports every member of the community.
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Posted February 10, 2010

HGS and their visionary leaders have made a huge difference in our lives. A unique and wonderful school.
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Posted January 30, 2010

The Howard Gardner School is indeed a unique academic and social experience. This school has done so much to encourage my son to tap into his abilities and interests as well as mature into a responsible and caring individual.
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Posted July 6, 2009

There is no other school like Howard Gardner. A welcoming and nurturing community, HGS students thrive in a progressive educational environment. There are no standardized tests here, so no pressure to conform to a 'one-size-fits-all' curriculum. Kids feel accepted and involved and are able to truly learn here. The model all schools should follow.
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Posted May 15, 2008

Howard Gardner is simply an amazing school. What makes the school unique? The kids are happy and they know the teachers care about them. Beyond that, the students really understand how to learn by the time they go to college. It's truly a remakable place.
—Submitted by a teacher


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4913 Franconia Road
Alexandria, VA 22310
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Phone: (703) 822-9300

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