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PK-8|Private
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16413 Northeast 50th Avenue
Vancouver, WA 98686

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(360) 574-5752
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"Our school is best known for individualized instruction and a strong community."

BASIC INFORMATION

  • Before / After care
    After, Before
  • Dress policy
    Dress code
  • Transportation
    None
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PROGRAMS & CULTURE

  • Academic focus
    Writing, Visual arts, Service learning, Science...
  • Arts
    Video and film production...
  • World languages
    Spanish
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33 reviews

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Teacher effectiveness: Agree
Submitted by a parent · July 11, 2016
There are certain teachers at the school who are the true leaders and are the finest teachers around. At times it's been hard to find the same level of quality in the new teachers and so there is more turnover than one would like.

Amount of homework: Agree
Submitted by a parent · July 11, 2016
The amount of homework is not burdensome, but it meaningful. Research shows how homework is highly overrated as a tool for learning. I think Gardner has found just the right balance.

Develops character: Strongly agree
Submitted by a parent · July 11, 2016
The school places a major focus on developing character and stance with its students. One of the most effective programs is their buddy program, where students from the higher grades are paired for the school year with students from the younger... more

Overall:
Submitted by a community member · June 17, 2016
I have to agree with the previous poster. Our child was not at grade level when we removed him from Gardner. While he loved playing in the wetlands, we suspect he didn't learn very much in his time at the school.

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Last modified: July 11, 2016
Last modified The Gardner School is a Private school that serves grades PK-8
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