This school was actually put on my radar when the DCPS central office tried unsuccessfully to meddle with the program. While it was unfortunate that the school community suffered leadership upheaval, in the end it gained a great leader in the current principal. After some investigation, we decided as a family to transfer our child from one of the more successful schools in town to Hardy, and it's the best decision we've made in a while. My child is engaged and challenged in a way I suspected he wasn't before. The teachers are energetic and bright. There's a strong parent organization. Class sizes are small and the school has a very warm and cozy feel. Hardy has a new school-wide program designed to address the needs of its most academically advanced students and offer enrichment to those who could be identified as gifted. I can't really ask for much more from a middle school. Hardy is a hidden gem.
Hardy has transformed itself in the past few years. They now have an amazing building with the addition of experienced teachers and supportive leadership. If you're looking for an option other than Deal, please do look at Hardy. You'll find bright, vibrant classrooms filled with students from all parts of DC being taught by true professionals. There are lots of sports, and after school options and the added benefit of the music and arts program. Check it out!
I am a student at Hardy middle school. I am currently in the 8th grade. I have experienced the struggles and hardships that Hardy has gone through in the past year. Hardy is a very interesting school and I am proud to be a student that attends the school. The arts and music in the school interest me and help me look forward to my goals in the future. The teachers are great and outstanding. The only concern that I have about the school is the re-assignment of our last principal, Mr. Pope. He was really great and I really miss him.
Outstanding leadership and staff: teamwork. Complete and thorough implementation of a quality program under Principal Pope.
Students learn at a high levl Teachers really care Best principal in the area Music & Arts program make students excited about learning in general and it teaches great discipline
Great programs, administration, teachers and students! This is a wonderful learning environment for all!...
Hardy MS provides a wonderful, well-rounded education at the middle school level. The principal has put together a program that succeeds because of the extraordinary arts and music faculty and strong core academic faculty. The diverse student population from all over the city is also an enormous asset.
WOW!, there are so many reasons why Hardy is a great middle and why I love Hardy Middle School totally!! Hardy Middle has AWESOME leadership- Principal Mr. Pope, teachers, staff and students. Hardy gives thousands of children the ability to thrive, be challenged through curriculm and experience the greatness of the world through arts and music. Hardy rocks...
I have two children that currently attend Hardy and we are very pleased with the quality of education they are receiving.
A fantastic principal, wonderful teachers - strong academics and a marvelous music and art program. The only public middle school in DC to make AYP. Active and dedicated parent body. Beautifully renovated building. A real gem in the DC Public School system.
Hardy has the best teachers and principal, Patrick Pope. They truly care about the children!
Hardy Middle School is the BEST DCPS Middle School. Children get a top rate education w/ Music & Arts embedded into the cirriculum. This school integrates kids from all across DC! Our children love Hardy
A great principal, engaging teachers, and dedicated parents Hardy Middle School offers a strong academic curriculum and a top rate music and arts program. Housed in a beautifully renovated building and located in the Georgetown community of Washington DC, Hardy is the best that the DC Public School system has to offer.
Awsome teaching and administrative staff lead by a dynamic Principal. Strong adademic progress. Excellent, nationally-recognized music and arts program; in the beautiful community of Historic Georgetown.
I love Hardy Middle School because Hardy is not only a school it is a place called Home. The staff at Hardy treat each individual child with care. My children have had the opportunity to experience Music and Art in a different light. They have grown socially while attending Hardy. Hardy is also a place where my children and I feel safe. The parents, staff, and parents love Mr. Pope, the Principal of Hardy Middle School.
Hardy is a wonderful school with teachers and faculty who care about each and every student. Hardy is the best DCPS Middle School. Mr. Pope is a great principal.
I love the principal, the teachers, the staff, the curriculm, the facility and the students. Combining strong academics with the music and arts program has created a well-balanced environment for my daughter to learn and thrive.
This school has a great program with a strong core staff for each grade. The teachersand most of all the principal work with each child as and individual to bring out the best in them.
It provided my child with a safe environment and a place where the teachers took time to assist him with all his educational needs.
A wonderful and caring principal and staff. My son is receiving a great education for his future!!!!
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