Who are we?
We are a private, independent school founded in 1988. We were the first school in California to use the Workshop Way educational system. The children are grouped and all academics are individualized. All teachers have been trained in Workshop Way Methods. Our teachers are a great team, responsibility, caring, friendly and enthusiastic! Teachers meet to plan and share ideas with each other. We create a social environment where a child feels comfortable, safe and happy. Our most important goal is a child’s healthy self-esteem. We do not push a child beyond their skill level nor do we hold them back from learning. We are students of how children learn. We praise children for their human skills of taking a risk, honesty, being willing to learn, independence, and initiative. We create an environment that encourages a child to explore and learn. We teach in multiple modalities to emphasize all learning styles.
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February and March are the official registration months for the school year, and we continue to register on a "first-come" basis until we are full. Space is limited. Please call the school to schedule a tour, observe in a classroom and review Stanford Achievement Test scores. Call 510-791-5683 to schedule a tour any week day between 9 AM and 3 PM or to request a visiting day for you and your child or an evaluation of skill level in reading and math.
New Horizons School uses a unique educational system called Workshop Way®, which recognizes learning differences and uses multiple teaching styles in teaching children. Reading and math lessons are individualized. Phonics, critical thinking, and emotional balance are incorporated into the curriculum. For detailed information about Workshop Way®, go to www.WorkshopWay.com. A brief description of the Workshop Way®, obtained from the Workshop Way® website, follows.