Friends of The Howard Gardner School

Friends of The Howard Gardner School The Howard Gardner School is a small, independent, educationally-progressive school serving grades 6-12 in the Alexandria section of Fairfax County, VA.

This page is managed by the Community Connections Committee, one of the Family Involvement Teams at HGS. It is our goal to help our student community, our community of alumni and parents, as well as friends, neighbors and those who may be interested in our school stay in touch with the amazing things happening each week at HGS.

Operating as usual


Please join the Connections Team this Saturday, February 17 in Alexandria at 7pm at the home of Katie and Eric Wagner (Claire and Kai's family) for a casual parent social! Respond here if you are able to come!


Make your reservations for Skyline before midnight tonight! Don't miss out on HGS's first pop up restaurant!

NOVA Outside

NOVA Outside

Thursday, November 9, 5-6pm
The Howard Gardner School, 4913 Franconia Road, Alexandria, VA
This meetup is an opportunity to see how the school yard has been transformed into an outdoor classroom, native meadow, pond, and walking paths. All of these elements have been designed, maintained and mostly implemented by students.


Mark your calendar for the Back-To-School Ice Cream Social! Thursday, August 31, 4-6pm. New and returning families are welcome.


Bake sale on campus tomorrow to benefit the Fund a Student campaign! And don't forget the Arts & Sciences festival Thursday, April 27 at 7pm!


Please plan to join HGS faculty and students on Thursday, April 27 from 7-9pm for the annual Arts and Sciences Festival. Seniors will also be presenting on their Legacy project.


Calling all HGS Alums! The Alumni Reception is TONIGHT at 7pm on campus. Stop by if you can for good food and the chance to win door prize!


Do you know an HGS Alum? Are you an HGS Alum? Don't miss our "Gather Around the Campfire " Alumni Reception on Friday, January 13 at 7pm at the Franconia Road Campus!! Respond here if you are able to attend!


Posting this on behalf of the HGS Symposium Logistics Team.

Hello friends of HGS. On Friday November, 18 we are holding a Bike Race for charity. The charity we are donating to is the Lorton Community Action Center. This event will be held at 1:00 pm at Fort Hunt Park. The activities will end at 4:30. We ask that you bring a bag of non perishable food- especially rice, cereal, or canned fruit to be donated. Even peanut butter, jelly, cooking oil or any kind of snack foods would be greatly appreciated. Multiple races are taking places and you can participate in whichever you would prefer. The choices include biking in costume, with a person in tow, and for speed. We ask that you RSVP by email-ing us at [email protected] with your name and your races of interest. We hope to see you there!


The Community Connections Team invites all current HGS parents and guardians to join us on Friday, November 11 at 6:30pm at the home of Katie and Eric Wagner (18 W. Uhler Ave, Alexandria). These events are the perfect opportunity to connect with other folks in the HGS community. They are always very well attended and a great deal of fun! You can RSVP in a reply to this message!


Last night was an amazing night of community, friendship, and collective support for The HGS Fund-A-Student campaign. Thank you to everyone who came out to support the school and to the hard-working auction team for a GREAT event!!


Not-So-Silent Auction tomorrow! Be there!!!


Do you have random partially-used gift cards lying around you house or car? If so, send them in to Lizzy so they can be part of a Gift Card Grab Bag at the auction next month! What a fun idea!!


Tonight is the HGS Arts and Sciences Festival from 7-8:30pm. Come out to see amazing work done so far this year!


Two days left to order your HGS Spirit Wear! Don't miss out!


Post your #hgsintersession2016 pictures here!


Hope to see HGS parents at the Community Connections Team's social tomorrow night. It begins at 7pm at the home of Katie and Eric Wagner, 18 W. Uhler Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22301.


Katie and Eric Wagner, along with the Community Connections Team, invite all our HGS parents and guardians to an evening of conversation and camaraderie next Saturday, February 27, beginning at 7:00 PM, at their home, 18 W. Uhler Avenue, Alexandria, VA, 22301. You can reply here to let us know if you can come!!


HGS Presents... was amazing tonight! So impressed with the talent and professionalism of all of the students who worked so hard all week! If you have pictures, please post them!


Play in a week? Can't wait!

Parents, Friends, Family. Come to The Howard Gardner School (4913 Franconia Rd Alexandria, VA 22310) to see our performances on Friday the 18th of December at 3 and 7 PM. To pre-order your tickets, email [email protected]
or call 703-822-9300 for any further questions and information, or you can buy tickets at the door. Have a great time and enjoy!


If you're in touch with HGS alumni on Facebook, please tag them on the invitation post on our page!!


ANNUAL ALUMNI CELEBRATION, December 19 from 7-9pm at the HGS campus. This not-to-be missed event is for all Alumni, Faculty and Alumni families. More information to come!!


4913 Franconia Rd
Alexandria, VA


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Stop by the online auction - cool stuff and raising money for student scholarships! #responsibleretail
HGS Alum! There will be a special area for alums at the HGS Celebration on Friday May 18 from 6:30-9:30PM. So fun! Reply here with your email and I will send you the inviation. Pass it on! Good food, good friends and beverages (beverages vary per age!)
First Community Connections Meeting in progress!!!