We are delighted you are interested in Horizons School. Horizons’ students are curious, community oriented, independent thinkers. They come from various backgrounds and experiences. They have different capabilities and talents. They cannot be easily characterized, but the one thing they have in common is a desire for a unique educational experience.
We know Horizons is a very special place and look forward to sharing our community with you. Choosing the right school is a tough decision and one that requires considerable thought. We are here to answers any questions you may have about Horizons.
Welcome to the beginning of your journey.
Helping students become achievers, leaders, and contributors to the community is what Horizons is all about. We do not expect students to be “perfect” prior to enrolling. Believing strongly that students learn from each other, students are chosen to benefit from and contribute to the school community.
Potential students must fill out an application form. Application forms may be downloaded from the link on this page or provided by the office. There is a $50 application fee for domestic students. For international students, an I-20 form and acceptance letter are sent from the school before a visa interview in the student’s home country. A $165 U.S. fee is required for international applications due to the added processing and shipment. Additionally, an official (sealed) transcript from your previous school must be provided to Horizons and a withdrawal form if you are transferring from a school in the U.S. Transcripts may be mailed or faxed to the school’s address. (NOTE: Students from the People's Republic of China and the Cambridge Institute of International Eduction should apply through The Cambridge Institute of International Education http://www.thecambridgeinstitute.org.)
The campus is handicapped accessible.
Visitation by both parents and students is encouraged prior to applying for admission to Horizons. An appointment should be scheduled in advance. All visitors must check in with the office. Students spend an entire school day shadowing a current student through his or her classes to learn how Horizons operates and assess their interest in and compatibility with the school. For international students, a visit may not be possible; we encourage students and parents to communicate freely with the office to learn as much about the school as possible.
Tuition and Fees
K-7, day school - $10,000 per year
Grades 8-12, day school - $12,500 per year
Boarding Fee (2010-2011)
$34,000.00 per year
(Includes: Shared dormitory room, meals and snacks, instructional tuition, 24/7 supervision, Internet access, textbooks, and laundry use.)
Fees are intended to be inclusive. There is no uniform requirement. Students are expected to pay for trips, some reading books and supplies as needed.
Lunches are available through Horizons School.
A contract between the parent/guardian and the Horizons School is signed as the complete financial understanding between the two parties. Tuition is due on enrollment. For the convenience of our families, Horizons School does allow families to pay in two semesters or 10 monthly installments. Failure to make timely payments interferes with our budgetary process and may cancel this arrangement.
During the school year, various school trips are organized that require an additional fee in order to participate. We believe these outings add an additional dimension to the learning experience. Participation in these activities is not mandatory.
We believe in accessibility and diversity. Limited financial aid is available to select students we believe will contribute to the community and benefit from a Horizons education. Financial aid packages are not determined until students are accepted.
Horizons supports many learning styles and abilities within small mainstream classrooms. Our purpose is to offer each student a personal and academic challenge without being overwhelming. Teachers provide assistance and encouragement and have the skills and experience to differentiate instruction to meet the needs of each student. Our program insures leadership opportunities, confidence building, and daily academic success in a holistic learning environment. In our 30-year history, we have worked with many special-needs students without state support. We are glad to be a part of the Georgia Special Needs Scholarship program. All our facilities are built to be handicapped accessible. Our staff does not include occupational, physical or speech therapists. Students must be independent in personal care. In our mainstream classrooms, Horizons is able to provide a pleasant, challenging experience for each learner.