Welcome to

Gardner International
Magnet School

Grades K-8     Home of the Global Guardians!

Kyle Burroughs
Principal
Heather Bills
Assistant Principal
Amber Lee
Assistant Principal
Sierra Kozachik
Head Secretary
Heidy De La Pena
Secretary
Lindsey West
Secretary

School Hours 2023-24 School Year

7:40 a.m. - 2:35 p.m.
Half day 7:40 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.


We are located off Jolly Rd. between S. Cedar St. and S. Washington Ave. Our school sits behind the Mt. Hope Presbyterian Church.

Gardner International Magnet School is a K-8 school that is engaging students with an instructional model that is universally accessible for a broad range of student abilities and learning styles. 

Our mission is to provide students with excellent instruction in a caring and collaborative environment that empowers them to be global citizens. Students will be innovative, independent, confident, compassionate and collaborative learners.

Our school culture is anchored to the belief system that each student will be respectful, responsible, safe, and kind. Students' efforts and successes are celebrated at Gardner.

Gardner International Magnet has an immersive international studies program based on Global Education, utilizes Project-Based Learning, and is aligned with the 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development.

Global Education is an approach to learning concepts and skills needed to succeed in a world that is increasingly interconnected and diverse. Global Education is integrated throughout the curriculum and taught within the context of project-based inquiries.  Within Global Education, there is an emphasis on understanding the perspectives of others and examining issues of individuals, the local community, the nation, and the world community.

 

  • Curriculum meets and supports the development of both the individual and the whole.
  • The content for a grade level is gauged for the cognitive capacities of that specific age.
  • Teachers focus on students’ strengths and gifts.
  • Teachers look at traditionally underrepresented groups for work in STEAM academic coursework and extra-curricular activities and tools for reaching disengaged learners.
  • Content resources: Project-based Learning, One World

 

  • ESL Immersion Classrooms
  • Reaching Higher
  • One World
  • Parent & Family Liaison
  • Student Government
  • Special Olympics
  • Project Unify
  • Boy Scouts
  • Girl Scouts
  • Refugee Development Center
  • Wharton Center
  • Broad Art Museum
  • Girls Who Code
  • Buck Institute (Project-Based Learning)
  • Disney Musicals in School
  • After-school Tutoring
  • Sports Teams

independent and inclusive. It upholds the principles of freedom in education and engages independent administration locally, continentally and internationally.

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11,500 Enrollment by 2025
85% Graduation Rate by 2025
90% Attendance by 2025

Title IX - Sex Discrimination/Gender Equity/Sexual Harassment

What is Title IX?

Title IX prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any District program, service or activity including, but not limited to: educational programs or activities, e.g., extracurricular activities, student services, academic counseling, discipline, classroom assignment, grading, athletics, transportation, etc.

Unlawful Discriminatory Practices Under Title IX

Sexual Harassment (unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature)

Sexual Misconduct/Violence (rape, sexual assault, sexual battery, sexual exploitation and other forms of non-consensual sexual activity)

Stalking (repeatedly following, harassing, threatening or intimidating including by telephone, mail, electronic communication or social media)

Retaliation (adverse academic or other actions against anyone reporting or participating in an investigation of Title IX allegations)

PDF DocumentSexual Misconduct Policy
PDF DocumentSeptember 30, 2020 - Clark Hill Power Point Presentation
PDF DocumentTitle IX Grievance Procedures
PDF DocumentInvestigation Procedures A to Z - November 2, 2020


Reporting Prohibited Behavior

Members of the school district community who believe that a Title IX violation may have occurred, should discuss their concerns and/or file a complaint with the District’s Title IX coordinator:

Anti-Harassment Compliance Officers are in the Sexual Misconduct Policy (PDF) and Title IX Grievance Procedure (PDF).

Darin Walter
Title IX Coordinator - Public Safety
darin.walter@lansingschools.net
(517)755-2037

519 W. Kalamazoo 
Lansing, MI 48933

Erin Miracle
Human Resources Manager
erin.miracle@lansingschools.net
(517)755-2010

519 W. Kalamazoo 
Lansing, MI 48933

   

PDF DocumentHelp Hotline Phone Numbers


Title IX concerns can also be mailed to:
Lansing School District
519 West Kalamazoo
Lansing, MI 48933