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Do you feel this school develops honesty, integrity, and fairness in its students?
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Currently, most people answered Strongly agree (4 responses)
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Do you feel this school develops compassion, caring, and empathy in its students?
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Currently, most people answered Strongly agree (4 responses)
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Do you feel this school develops respect in its students?
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Currently, most people answered Strongly agree (5 responses)
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Do you feel this school develops persistence, grit, and determination in its students?
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Currently, most people answered Neutral (2 responses)
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How do you feel about the amount of homework given at this school?
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Currently, most people answered Just right (5 responses)
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How effective do you feel the teachers are at this school?
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Currently, most people answered Very effective (5 responses)
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Is there someone at this school who you want to say "thanks" to?
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The Howard Gardner School 5

Posted February 09, 2016
- a parent
We are so lucky to have a school like this in our community. The teachers are actually invested in what their students are learning, and they approach education in a way that's progressive, student-centered, and thoughtful. Our kids are being taught how to *think* not just how to recite a bunch of facts. The intellectual growth my child has experienced here has been so impressive.

The Howard Gardner School 5

Posted January 17, 2016
- a parent
My child started at HGS this fall, and it has been a terrific experience. My child likes the way they teach - out of the box.


The Howard Gardner School
Teacher effectiveness: Very effective

Posted January 17, 2016
- a parent
The school has a very interesting mix of teachers - and it's very clear they are at this school because they want to be there.

The Howard Gardner School 2

Posted December 20, 2015
- a parent
My daughter went to HGS for a 1.5 years. She was an excellent student, but was having mental illness issues. Instead of providing positive support for her, HGS just tried to distance themselves from her as fast as they could. Although the teachers are great, Erick, the Head of School, is the worst type of person to lead such a school. He alienated my daughter and wouldn't even let her communicate with her teachers. I'm not sure how any really good teacher could work under his administration, I know I couldn't.

The Howard Gardner School
Grateful to: Teacher

Posted December 20, 2015
- a parent
My daughter would love to stay in touch with her teachers, but HGS will not let the teachers communicate with her. Such a poor way to treat a student.


The Howard Gardner School
Teacher effectiveness: Very effective

Posted December 20, 2015
- a parent
Teachers are very good. How long they will stay under current leadership is unknown. I have been a teacher and I wouldn't work for Erick.

The Howard Gardner School
Develops respect: Neutral

Posted December 20, 2015
- a parent
The teachers are good, the admin is bad. I have little respect for the HGS decision makers.

The Howard Gardner School
Develops empathy: Disagree

Posted December 20, 2015
- a parent
Unfortunately, HGS did not show the empathy towards my daughter that any school that truly cares about their students should. It appears this lack of empathy originates from the Head of School.


The Howard Gardner School
Develops honesty: Disagree

Posted December 20, 2015
- a parent
The teachers may have these traits, but the administration certainly doesn't live up to these standards, at least not in my daughter's case.

The Howard Gardner School
Teacher effectiveness: Very effective

Posted November 30, 2015
- a parent
Teachers are at the very core of what makes this school special. They are there because......THEY WANT TO BE THERE!! They want to make a difference in the lives of their students because they know it MATTERS. They are constantly figuring out ways to be more effective and best of all, they are allowed to make changes if warranted.

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