New Toddler Room available - 12 months to 24 months!
New Horizons Country Day School, established in 1983, is considered an Early Childhood Specialist. We are not considered a Day Care but an educational facility within a picturesque three acre shaded corner of Palm Harbor. New Horizons offers a strong Preschool program with emphasis on learning through play while working on early learning benchmarks needed for school success. New Horizons offers a certified VPK (Voluntary PreK Program) and is accredited with the National Private Schools Accreditation Alliance..
New Horizons Private School has elementary students Kindergarten through Fifth Grade. New Horizons limits class size to 15 students. Our Elementary program is all inclusive with Foreign Language, Music, Fitness, Computers, weekly trips to the public library, Before and After School Care, Field Trips and Summer Camp. New Horizons accepts the McKay Scholarship and Florida P.R.I.D.E. Scholarship.
New Horizons additionally offers an after school program with transportation, dance, gymnastics, karate, academic tutoring, as well as resources for Home/Schooled children.
New Horizons Country Day School, through a balanced program, strives to develop effective communicators, self-directed learners, complex thinkers, quality producers, collaborative workers and community contributors. We do this by offering a warm, safe and familiar environment which promotes risk taking, exploration and experimentation. In support of a holistic philosophy, we use a balanced literature-based interdisciplinary program where learning is kept whole, purposeful, social and meaningful.Parents say:
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you and your staff for the exceptional educational start you have provided Austin. The staff is attentive and consistent. It is evident through no only the educational activities, but also through their routine interactions with the children that they have the temperament and educational backgrounds necessary to provide the children with a positive educational environment. We have experienced other preschool programs in the past, none have addressed all the elements that this program has in such a positive way.
We have seen our little girl go from dreading to go to school to wanting to wake up an hour earlier not to be late for school. We have seen such growth in Aryma's academic, creative and social ability... and an increased love for learning. NHCDS fosters a warm environment where children develop into independent, thoughtful, responsible individuals and likewise inquisitive learners. We have been extremely pleased with the high-quality and well balanced curriculum of reading, writing, arithmetic, science, arts-n-crafts, creative play, field trips and special activities provided throughout the year. The school has also shared supplemental resources and helpful information allowing us to contribute to her learning development as well.
Audrey Ashby/Ainsworth Moore
We attribute our son's love of learning to his teachers and staff at New Horizon's. The curriculum is well rounded including hands on activities and it is expressed in their writing of compositions. The education is superior to others as attested to the amount of knowledge that my eight year old child has amassed.
At this time of Thanksgiving, I just wanted to take a moment to tell you how much I appreciate what a terrific environment you present at New Horizons. All of your hard work is very apparent in the attitudes of the staff, teachers and students. It seems so long since I sat in your office and voiced my concerns about my child starting school and adjusting to a new environment. She is so well adjusted and happy. We look forward to many more years at New Horizons!
Warm Regards, J. Vomero
New Horizons has a very special feel about it. Every teacher our daughter has had has been genuinely interested in her. They have nurtured her and kept her academically challenged since kindergarten. After five and a half years at NHCDS, the staff and teachers feel like family to us. They are always accessible to discuss any concern, whether academic or social.
New Horizons is truly 'doing great things with kids.' We are pleased that our child is among the lucky ones to be educated and growing up in such a wholesome environment.
Kitty & Stein Adnreassen
Thank you for playing a big part in making our move to Florida such an easy transition for both us and the children. We felt at first sight that New Horizons was going to be the perfect place for Jason and Tarah, and we're happy to say we were right.
We have seen so much growth in both Jason and Tarah in the past two years. All their teachers have been so kind to our children. They are all enthusiastic about their work, and it shows. Our children have felt like part of a family. Not once-never-has either of them complained about going to school in the morning. They bound out the door and into the car every school day. The only problem we have is getting them to leave aftercare to come home!