Echo Horizon is an elementary school by design, one that nurtures the imagination and creativity of early childhood that are essential for future academic and social learning. The School provides a safe, supportive, community with strong, loving adults whom children can trust. Here, they have time to discover and explore themselves, as they chart their paths into the future. Echo Horizon is a place where great teaching and great values converge and great kids thrive. Get to know us and see our impact.
October 10, 2014
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Teaches your kids to be good people above all else while getting a great education in a small setting. Empathy and problem solving are key without the pretension of other Los Angeles private schools. The diversity of students and families makes for an enriching experience!
As a parent of a hearing impaired student and also of a typical hearing student, I feel I must respond to the one star review posted previously on 3/31/16. Both my children are treated EQUALLY which is the point of having a mainstream environment for hearing impaired students. My kids are very different yet both of their sets of teachers value them for who they are. The teachers take their time to understand each child's unique qualities and support those strengths. The school is such a wonderful mix of people. It is a community of warm families from all over Los Angeles that share values and education for their children.
Echo Horizon emphasizes the points of pride, which focus on citizenship and personal responsibility. I think nothing speaks louder than how nice the children are to each other. We've been out and about in LA and had kids come up to us to introduce themselves as schoolmates of our children. The confidence, poise, and politeness are notable.
We've had an extraordinary experience at Echo Horizon School. As we were looking at independent schools, we kept hearing that kids who go to Echo Horizon are just NICE. And it's true: the sixth graders go out of their way to say hello to our pre-kindergartner. The teachers are energetic, creative, and loving. The leadership is courageous and innovative. We love the kids and have formed great friendships with the other parents. Overall, we've found it to be an extremely warm and welcoming community, and we're honored to be a part of it.
My child went to school there for one year. IT WAS AWFUL. This is no longer a school where deaf children can me mainstreamed. It's been taken over by the trophy wives of Beverly Hills and the deaf kids are treated like charity cases (at best). The teachers have obvious favorites and everyone is just plain MEAN.
We are very pleased with Echo. Our son is starting his second year there and our daughter is starting her first.
To address the concerns raised in some previous reviews: yes, Echo had to lay off many teaching assistants last year in order to adjust to its new lower enrollment. It is hard to say why the enrollment dropped. There are many factors that might lead to dropping enrollment, some of which are beyond a school's control. What a school can control is how it chooses to react, and in my opinion the school reacted appropriately, making some tough calls in order to adjust to reality rather than ignore the situation.
On the unambiguously bright side, this year Echo has started a STEAM and "maker space" part of its curriculum.
Echo's hearing-challenged students enrich all students' experience by exposing them to a special form of diversity.
Echo Horizon is an OUTSTANDING school! I'm a current 5th grade student. Echo Horizon has excellent teachers, incredible art programs, and great after school classes. I am learning so much from my teachers and they're really helping me thrive. The Language Arts teacher is beyond extraordinary. I'm not going to be here next year, and I'm going to miss all the great teachers and students. Echo Horizon has really given me the wings to fly.