Howard Gardner School Of Discovery

  • 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 TypeSchool with Special Program Emphasis
School Membership(s)School Assoc.Other school association(s)
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8

Student Body

Total Students145 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
4%
State avg.: 22%
Students by Grade Howard Gardner School Of Discovery Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers11 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio13:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
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  • Scranton
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    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-8 | 381 students
    1 miles
    1527 Penn Ave
    Scranton, PA 18509
    (570)343-7880
    1 PK-8
    381
  • Old Forge
    Grades: PK-12 | 63 students
    6.2 miles
    100 S Main St
    Old Forge, PA 18518
    (570)457-5392
    6.2 PK-12
    63
  • Scranton
    Tony Domiano Early Childhood Ctr At Marywood Univ
    Montessori School (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-K | 54 students
    0.9 miles
    2300 Adams Ave Marywood University
    Scranton, PA 18509
    (570)340-6085
    0.9 PK-K
    54
  • Abington
    Center School
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    Special Education School
    Grades: 1-8 | 90 students
    94.3 miles
    2450 Hamilton Avenue
    Abington, PA 19001
    (215)657-2200
    94.3 1-8
    90
  • Abington
    Regina Coeli Academy
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    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-8 | 84 students
    95 miles
    1525 Marian Rd.
    Abington, PA 19001
    (215)277-1386
    95 PK-8
    84

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