New Horizon School is an excellent choice for any child who is unable to maximize learning in a public school due to learning challenges of any type or from bullying. The latter was the main reason we had to take our child from Seattle Public Schools. The caring teachers and curriculum chosen for each child make this school a safe place, where problems like autism, ADHD and OCD are the norm, where children learn to cope with their own issues and tolerate differences in others. Most importantly, they learn! He is thriving in that environment.
What a fabulous school. Long time teachers with creative ideas. Teachers employ best practices and universal design in their instruction. With the right amount of challenge, students thrive and are learning rather than falling further behind and being overwhelmed. There are ample social opportunities in clubs, dances, and sports. The elementary program is preparing for their new big toy in the spring. The class sizes are small so that teachers really learn about their students and students learn how to learn. As for the high school students, students go on to college, 18-21 programs/services and employment. Success for all! It is a collaborative approach with families.
This school is wonderful! My son who is diagnosed with ADD is thriving at New Horizons after years of struggling and feeling like a failure at his former school. He was crying almost daily because of teasing and his teachers were extremely critical even putting down in front of other students. He was failing classes and falling farther behind every year and was completely overwhelmed. I knew I needed to find an alternative to public school and my search brought me to New Horizon. This school has been a godsend for my son. He was welcomed right where he was academically and made to feel like he was okay just the way he is. The teachers at New Horizon are highly qualified professionals that immediately identified my son s strengths and where he needed the most support. The teachers are compassionate and are infinitely patient with my son. He feels free to be himself and his attitude, self-esteem and confidence has improved a difference everyone who knows him has notices. If you have a child with learning challenges there is no better school than New Horizon.
My son attended this school several years ago. He was failing in public school and had given up completely. My sister-in-law noticed this school when she drove by it and mentioned it to me. I knew as soon as we walked in the front door that we had found a "home" school for him. Thank you so much to New Horizon. He never would have made it without you.
New Horizon School's mission is, "Where children come first!" NHS serves a variety of students through specialized instruction. Students who may not otherwise be able to participate in extracurricular activities, in field trips, or have a choice in electives are given these opportunities at NHS. Current students talk about how much they love the safe, caring, and bully-free environment. Students also express how much they love the one-on-one time they're able to receive from their teachers due to small class size, and love the opportunities for social growth. Teachers love the ability to collaborate with one another to to figure out how to best help students. Overall, NHS is a school for students with learning differences that offers a small, safe, and collaborative environment where students can learn.
Great place for children with learning differences to explore and thrive in their individual learning styles. Helpful teachers, low teacher to student ratio, and numerous student lead ASB activities gives the feel of a larger welcoming education community. Their mission states this is a place where students come first and it's definitely apparent in the effort and caring attitude of their office personnel and staff.
New Horizon School is a small private school which serves students with ADHD, learning disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorder, executive function disorders and other learning challenges. Small class sizes allow teachers to know and understand how an individual thinks and learns as well as their interests, concerns, goals, hopes and dreams. For many students, New Horizon is the first school where they have felt safe, accepted and like they fit in. As a result of specialized instruction and an atmosphere of mutual trust, students feel free to take risks and explore the opportunity to participate in art, music, extra curricular teams and activities that may lead them to discover a hidden talent or a career interest. Students graduate from New Horizon School with a sense of self-worth developed through hard work and perseverance and a deeper understanding of their own abilities. Working with the dedicated teachers and staff at New Horizon and watching students grow into successful adults has been an honor and a privilege that I will always be grateful for.
Note from Me to the school administrator during the difficult waiting period hoping for positive response from district & appropriate placement for our son--- Summer 2012: Dear __________, How am I supposed to focus on my work when you send me this wonderful stuff??? Very hard to see my computer screen with tears in my eyes. What is especially proving with his entire experience with you (All @HNS) is the drastic improvement he has shown in such a short time. What is even more remarkable is the change at home..noticed by family, neighbors, and family friends. He can feel it and talks about it too. He talks about the difficulty he has with certain aspects of the day, however, finishes the conversation with how he NEEDS to keep trying and work through it because he can "feel he is stronger inside from it just like when i feel my pipes are ripped [muscles] after hitting the heavy bag after a great workout & a long time." Will find a way... he is absolutely meant to continue NHS. AC ps.- He reads the newspaper now....last time he did that was during his few days in March. Hmmm go figure.
New Horizon School is a fantastic option for students who struggle in typical public school experiences. The small class sizes ensure that every student gets the attention that he or she needs to be successful. Curriculum is student-driven providing engaging and relevant subject matter. And most importantly, New Horizon teaches the whole student. Students social and emotional wellbeing are paramount. The focus is not merely on academics alone, but on creating prosperous, independent young people who will be able to interact with and contribute to society as a whole.
We were very impressed from day 1 with New Horizon School. Our daughter struggles with the fast pace and impersonal classrooms of traditional public school. Here I feel like we are the most important people in the world.
Our son needs understanding teachers who know well the challenges of ADHD and executive function disorder and a learning environment to be himself without constantly stressing about being called out by peers and educators for things he's learning to control. He is a much happier and successful student learning at New Horizon School. We are so thankful we found them.
My son has changed from an anxious, behaviorally volatile, disinterested and academically failing teen to an engaged learner with excelling marks, post high school plans and student leadership skills. The teachers are excited, motivativating, exceptionally patient and uniquely able to engage challenging young learners individually in ways that help each student grow socially as well as academically. And they make it fun while maintaining an atmosphere that engenders respect for everyone. Having language, social skills and psychological counseling available on site during the school day and having these professionals working with the school staff has been a terrific benefit as well. We tried several different public school programs, with IEPs we helped write as very involved parents, but my son became so much happier and life got so much easier after he started at NHS! It is the right size with the right schedule and good class offerings for students with learning differences and/or mild to moderate neuropsychological issues.
New Horizon is a wonderful school! They provided my bright and capable daughter who was not able to "fit in" and be successful at a traditional school with a nuturing and challenging place to learn. By fully addressing her emotional, social, and academic needs, New Horizon provided her with a great education which has allowed her to successfully transition to life after high school, including a job and college.
Our daughter is thriving @ New Horizon. The public schools she has attended really did try their best to accommodate and help her in the learning process, but as she grew older it became more difficult to give her the one-on-one attention she needed to continue to grow academically and socially. Every teacher at NHS is specifically trained to work with children & teens challenged with unique learning & social needs. And the administrator and staff are caring and high quality & qualified individuals. We highly recommend NHS. It is an excellent option for students needing that little or lot of extra help in a school setting.
My son flourished at NHS! He has Asperger's Syndrome and ADHD. When he first came to the school in 8th grade, hevspent his break time walking the perimeter of the school grounds to avoid contact with anyone. By the time he was in 12th grade, he was a homeroom ASB representative! Students in the same grade stay together as a homeroom each year. Because of this and the school's small class size, all the staff and his agemates knew him, understood his learning differences and treated him respectfully. He was able to take classes that challenged his intellectual abilities and still provided help with his organization, planning and attention issues. Their consistent behavior management system helps students understand what didn't work and what they might do next time to prevent the problem. NHS provided a safe, caring, academically accommodating, intellectually stimulating school experience that helped him grow emotionally and socially.
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