Admissions Policy

New Horizon School seeks intellectually inquisitive, highly motivated, and enthusiastic students who will contribute their own unique blend of talents and abilities to the school community. Those students who will benefit most from a NHS education are committed to the challenges and opportunities of a strong academic program.

New Horizon School does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, color, socioeconomic status, or disability in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, and other school-administered programs.

Request More Information

Complete the Online Inquiry Form to have your family information on file in our records. We will personally contact you upon receiving this inquiry.

Schedule a Campus Visit & Tour

Contact the Admissions Office to schedule a visit and tour of the school. Visits and tours are scheduled on Fridays between 8:30 and 12:00.

Admissions Associate
Salma Zarook 

626-795-5186 Ext. 1126
szarook@newhorizonschool.org

Complete the Online Application for Admissions

Complete the formal Online Application Form for admissions and submit it with a $75 application fee.

Guidelines by Grade:

Preschool

Admission to Preschool is on the basis of chronological age and readiness for entry into school. Factors such as the ability to separate, to learn, and to cooperate in group settings are taken into account as well as the child's age as of September 1st of the school year.

The Admissions Committee will make the decision after screening the qualified applicants and reviewing space availability. If all other factors are equal, an applicant with a sibling already enrolled will be considered over other candidates.

Age Criteria
Applicants for Preschool must be 3 years of age by September 1.

Potty Training Criteria
For our Preschool, children must be potty trained. Children who have a regular pattern of needing to be changed 1-2 times or more per day will not be considered potty trained.

International Candidates
International applicants need to apply online and may submit all of the necessary documents as stated in the Admissions Procedures via email or fax. A tentative admissions decision will be made using the information at hand with a final admissions decision upon a school visit.

Pre-Kindergarten

Admission to Pre-Kindergarten is on the basis of chronological age and readiness for school. Pre-Kindergarten applicants are evaluated for school readiness using the Gesell Developmental Screening. Factors such as the ability to separate, to learn, and to cooperate in group settings are taken into account as well as the child’s age as of September 1st of the school year.

The Admissions Committee will make the decision after screening the qualified applicants and reviewing space availability. If all other factors are equal, an applicant with a sibling already enrolled will be considered over other candidates

Age Criteria
Applicants for Pre-Kindergarten must be 4 years of age by September 1.

Potty Training Criteria
For our Pre-Kindergarten, children must be potty trained. Children who have a regular pattern of needing to be changed 1-2 times or more per day will not be considered potty trained.

International Candidates
International applicants need to apply online and may submit all of the necessary documents as stated in the Admissions Procedures via email or fax. A tentative admissions decision will be made using the information at hand with a final admissions decision upon a school visit.

Kindergarten

Evaluation Criteria
Students are selected from qualified pool of applicants on the following bases:
• Gesell developmental screening
• Informal Interview
• Teacher recommendation
• Chronological Age (5 by September 1)

The Admissions Committee will make the decision after screening the qualified applicants and reviewing space availability. If all other factors are equal, an applicant with a sibling already enrolled will be considered over other candidates

Age Criteria
Applicants for Kindergarten must be 5 years of age by September 1.

Admissions Decisions
Admissions decisions are made by the Admissions Committee according to a Rolling Admissions Calendar. If a student is accepted, online enrollment must be completed by the deadline given in the acceptance letter/email to secure the student's place for the upcoming school year. The enrollment fee is non-refundable.

Please note: For enrollment during the school year, the Admissions Office will inform new families of the child's official start date once all paperwork is submitted and processed.

International Candidates
International applicants may apply online and provide all of the supporting documents via email or fax as stated in the Admissions Procedures. A tentative admissions decision will be made using the information at hand. However, all applicants must take the Gesell developmental screening for a final admissions decision to be made.

 

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Evaluation Criteria
Students are selected from qualified pool of applicants on the following bases:
• Scores on entrance examination
• Transcript of grades and test scores
• Teacher recommendations
• Interview by a member of the Admissions Committee

The Admissions Committee will make the decision after screening the qualified applicants and reviewing space availability. If all other factors are equal, an applicant with a sibling already enrolled will be considered over other candidates

Admissions Decisions
Admissions decisions are made by the Admissions Committee according to a Rolling Admissions Calendar (See Application Checklist and Admissions Calendar). If a student is accepted, online enrollment must be completed by the deadline given in the acceptance letter/email to secure the student’s place for the upcoming school year. The enrollment fee is non-refundable.
Please note: For enrollment during the school year, the Admissions Office will inform new families of the child's official start date once all paperwork is submitted and processed.

International Candidates
International applicants may apply online and provide all of the supporting documents via email or fax as stated in the Admissions Procedures. A tentative admissions decision will be made using the information at hand. However, all applicants must take the Entrance Exam and be interviewed for a final admissions decision to be made.

More Information:

Arrange for Transcripts & Forms to be sent to NHS

For each grade, make sure you have the necessary forms submitted to the student's current school and ask them to mail them to the school directly. These forms are:

Kindergarten:
Teacher Recommendation Form

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Request for Transcript
Teacher Recommendation

Tuition Assistance

New Horizon School offers tuition assistance to families with documented financial need based on an evaluation of eligibility and depending on the availability of funds. For more information on this process, please see the NHS Financial Aid Guidelines.

Please note: The school does not process financial air applications unless an application for admission has already been submitted.

Questions?

For more information, please contact the Admissions Office at 626-795-5186 Ext. 1126 or admissions@newhorizonschool.org.
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