The Howard School serves students in three clusters: Lower School (ages five to 11), Middle School (ages 11 to 14) and High School (grades 9 through 12). From ages five through 14, classrooms are grouped by age range, taking into account chronological age, gender and social/emotional maturity. We strive to create a cohesive, dynamic learning environment. Grade designations begin in eighth grade in preparation for High School.
Students learn core content in language and literature, math, science, history, social studies and study skills within an integrated curriculum that emphasizes depth of understanding rather than rote memorization. Students also learn in the art and music studios, and in physical education classes. Classroom teachers and arts faculty collaborate to weave the arts into the curriculum, affording students especially potent ways to express themselves, solve problems and achieve different perspectives.
Classes are non-graded until the eighth grade. Students are grouped generally by age and placed into groups in which it is judged they will be most successful. The classes are organized into Lower, Middle and High School Pods.
Higher Education for Our Graduates
Graduates from the 2011 Class of The Howard School have gone into diverse fields and were admitted to many higher learning institutions. Where do The Howard School graduates go to college? Click here to see!