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The Capitol School

Alabama's International School

2828 6th Street
Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35401
Phone: 205-758-2828

Why the Capitol School?

The Capitol School is a Multiple Intelligence School founded in 1993 whose mission is to educate responsible citizens of the world.

Since 1993, our faculty has worked to find ways to incorporate Multiple Intelligences opportunities for our faculty and students in Pre-School through 12th grades. Medical research indicates the capacities of the brain and how the mind is organized.

Harvard psychologist, Dr. Howard Gardner, wrote Frames of Mind: Multiple Intelligences in 1983 and identified multiple intelligences -- rather than one general intelligence.

The Capitol School provides programs for children ages 2 1/2 through high school graduation with an Advanced Academic Diploma. The Capitol School is fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). This agency's report stated: "The Capitol School offers its students the best practices in education."

Across the 11 southern states, there are only 10 schools that have attained international accreditation. International accreditation means that educational excellence, measured by world class standards, is practiced at The Capitol School. International accreditation ensures that all credits earned at The Capitol School are transferable to any accredited school throughout the world. Over the past decade, students from 57 different countries have been enrolled. Currently, one student in four was born abroad or has parents who are citizens of foreign countries.

Stroll down a corridor and you're likely to hear a classroom of students practicing the pronunciation of Spanish nouns. In another building, you might notice a young man reviewing college biology notes on his laptop. Glance out the window and you might see the soccer team warming up for a match. Just a typical school day. Except, those Spanish students are 3 year-olds, the young man studying college biology is a high school sophomore and the soccer coach is speaking in German. from "A Capital Idea" by Margaret Clevenger. Read the entire article in Tuscaloosa Magazine.

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