Horizons School Private Schools & Religious Schools

Horizons School

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1900 Dekalb Avenue NEAtlanta, GA 30307   map »

Business overview

Horizons is a small k-12 independent, democratic boarding and day school with approximately 110 students located in downtown Atlanta. Our goals are to expand students? confidence in their abilities, to help students make the transition from external motivation to self-motivation and to promote academic excellence.

Horizons offers a college preparatory curriculum, as well as classes in visual and performing arts. Located on four wooded acres in the heart of an urban environment, we take.. advantage of our intown location with frequent field trips and student internships. The school is in the pleasant residential district of Lake Claire, within walking distance to public transportation and the Little Five Points neighborhood. The boarding program is small and supports a family atmosphere.

The mission of Horizons School is to assist students toward self-actualization by providing a stimulating environment academically, socially and artistically within a diverse supportive community.

Horizons? intent is to develop in students those values and skills which ensure maximum opportunities. Students learn real-life skills through active participation in the classroom, as well as in other aspects of the school. They learn responsibility, decision-making skills and problem-solving skills through active participation in the management of the school community. Such a leadership role empowers students, giving them the knowledge that they have control of personal decisions and interpersonal interactions.

Mutual education is the basis for teaching and learning in Horizons? classrooms. This philosophy depends on an underlying respect for each person involved and recognizes the potential for every individual?s unique contribution to the process. Our diverse student population is given increased responsibility by participating and exploring in the educational process. Horizons recognizes peer interaction as an important factor in classroom teaching, in school governance, and in the development of social skills, peer leadership abilities and effective communication skills.

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Type of School

  • High School
  • Kindergarten
  • Middle School

Hours of Operation

  • MON
  • 7:30am
  • 6:30pm
  • TUE
  • 7:30am
  • 6:30pm
  • WED
  • 7:30am
  • 6:30pm
  • THU
  • 7:30am
  • 6:30pm
  • FRI
  • 7:30am
  • 6:30pm
  • SAT
  • SUN

Year Established

1977

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Waste of money, 8/23/2010

This school charges some parents the full tuition amount and lets other parents pay whatever they feel like based on who is friends with the administrator. I couldn't figure out where my tuition... money was going since it wasn't going to books (check out their "library"), the ten year old computers (check out the computer teacher), or building upkeep (check out the mold, falling ceiling tiles, dirt) until the other parents let me in on this little fact. Now sending my kids where my money pays for their education.

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Disorganized and low quality education, 12/30/2009

Horizons seemed at first to be a great fit for my family. I soon realized that that education is not the strong suit of the school. It doesn't even seem to be the main focus of the school. My child... brought home no homework and seemed to have been doing little in class. No information about field trips or what students were doing during free Wednesdays when students don't have classes. My child often told me that she did "nothing" on Wednesdays or that her teacher didn't show up for class on other days. I finally got fed up with paying for an education when I seemed to be getting what amounted to a daycare for my child. The tuition was less than other area schools but you get what you pay for.

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soccordad

Reviews: 2

Waste of money

This school charges some parents the full tuition amount and lets other parents pay whatever they feel like based on who is friends with the administrator. I couldn't figure out where my tuition money was going since it wasn't going to books (check out their "library"), the ten year old computers (check out the computer teacher), or building upkeep (check out the mold, falling ceiling tiles, dirt) until the other parents let me in on this little fact. Now sending my kids where my money pays for their education.

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luckybuck

Reviews: 3

Disorganized and low quality education

Horizons seemed at first to be a great fit for my family. I soon realized that that education is not the strong suit of the school. It doesn't even seem to be the main focus of the school. My child brought home no homework and seemed to have been doing little in class. No information about field trips or what students were doing during free Wednesdays when students don't have classes. My child often told me that she did "nothing" on Wednesdays or that her teacher didn't show up for class on other days. I finally got fed up with paying for an education when I seemed to be getting what amounted to a daycare for my child. The tuition was less than other area schools but you get what you pay for.

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