Mission, Vision and Core Values
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.
To be the premier progressive independent school serving a diverse community from Southwest Washington and Portland. Cultivating life-long learners whose foundational critical thinking and problem solving facility positions them to meet the challenges of the future, the school will be an inspirational educational resource.
Teaching (ethos of the school)
Environment of the School
The school is a diverse learning community of authentic relationships where there is an understanding of the impact of one’s actions on the community, on the environment, and on the self.
Excellence in Education Practice