Howard Gardner School Of Discovery

Tel: (570)941-4106
Grades: PK - 8 | 145 students
Howard Gardner School for Discovery embraces a philosophy that addresses the needs of the whole child as well as practicing current, research-based education with an emphasis on Multiple Intelligences (MI) theory.
MI theory is a way of explaining how children learn.
It also emphasizes the diverse abilities of children and the need to assess learning using multi-dimensional evaluations.
This approach focuses on the individual learner, emphasizing inner discipline and control across age levels, and encouraging students to become independent, self-directed learners.
We strive to maintain the principles of democracy and respect for others and ourselves in all aspects of the educational climate.
Additionally, the philosophy of HGSD is based on the concept of teamwork and partnership, where staff members, parents and students join together in an effort to recognize that every person has unique talents or productive skills to offer.
Together we strive to make the school a safe place where the sharing of those ideas and talents contribute to produce the best education possible.

School Overview

School Type School with Special Program Emphasis
School Membership(s)School Assoc. Other school association(s)
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - 8

Student Body

Total Students 145 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 8%
State avg.: 22%
Students by Grade Howard Gardner School Of Discovery Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 11 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 13:1
National avg.: 13:1

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Revival Baptist Christian School (0.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Revival Baptist Christian School (0.2 miles away)
The nearest preschool is The Children's Cornerstone (0.6 miles away)
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  • Scranton
    Grades: 1-12 | 23 students
    0.2 miles
    2020 N Main Ave
    Scranton, PA 18508
    (570)963-9449
    0.21-12
    23
  • Scranton
    Grades: PK-K | 20 students
    0.6 miles
    919 E. Drinker Street
    Scranton, PA 18512
    (570)347-4450
    0.6PK-K
    20
  • Scranton
    Little People Daycare School
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: PK-KG | 50 students
    0.7 miles
    910 Oak St
    Scranton, PA 18508
    (570)961-0911
    0.7PK-KG
    50
  • Scranton
    Lutheran Academy - Scranton
    (Lutheran Church -- Missouri Synod)
    Grades: 1-9 | 32 students
    0.8 miles
    238 Reese St
    Scranton, PA 18508
    (570)972-2272
    0.81-9
    32
  • Scranton
    Tony Domiano Early Childhood Ctr At Marywood Univ
    Montessori School (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-KG | 54 students
    0.9 miles
    2300 Adams Ave Marywood University
    Scranton, PA 18509
    (570)340-6085
    0.9PK-KG
    54

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