Teaching deeply, learning fully, cultivating responsibility – one mind at a time
Founded in 1995, The Gardner School of Arts & Sciences is the only independent school in SW Washington. Classes range from preschool through eighth grade with 100 students enrolled. The Gardner School is independently governed by a board of trustees as a 501(c)3 nonprofit institution without tax support or religious affiliation.
The Gardner campus is situated on five beautiful acres with a view of Mt. St. Helens, a protected wetlands and a large garden. At the core of instruction is the pioneering work of Harvard University professor Howard Gardner and his Theory of Multiple Intelligences. This philosophy, simply put, that people learn in different ways, is integrated into the studies of mathematics, language arts, and social studies as well as the specialist courses in art, music, PE, science and Spanish.
Our attention to the whole child and understanding of individual learning strengths and differences is what shapes our curriculum and helps children to become self-directed learners, critical thinkers, community contributors, and collaborative workers.
We print their quarterly newsletters! 8 page, full color, and staple bound!
The Gardner School inspires students to actively seek knowledge and understanding, think independently, reason critically, and embrace challenge. Teaching to the uniqueness of each individual, we focus on the process of learning and value the exchange of ideas through collaborative work, inspiring all learners to reach their highest potential. While building knowledge of self and an awareness of our connection to others, we develop responsibility for ourselves, our community, the earth and humanity.
April 30th Family P.E. Night and the unveiling of our new Great Hall floor that was purchased and installed with donated funds.
May 2nd Student Art Show Opening at Gallery 360 in downtown Vancouver.
June 3rd Gardner Market-Students design and create unique products and services to be sold at this student-centered event. Public welcome!
16413 NE 50th Ave., Vancouver, WA 98686
t: 360.574.5752 / f: 360.574.5701