History of the Peace Garden

January 2011

Head of School, Amira Al-Sarraf, forms the Garden Committee

December 18, 2011

Demolition & Installation of the Nature Playground begins at the Lower School campus

January 20, 2012

Ribbon-cutting and Opening of the Nature Playground

January, 2012

Garden Committee grows to 8 members including alumni, parents, alumni parents, and grandparents

February, 2012

Nature Playground receives designation as a Certified Wildlife Habitat by the National Wildlife Federation

April 26, 2012

Nickelodeon chooses New Horizon Pasadena out of 800 schools for its Big Help program; the cast from Nickelodeon’s School of Rock works with New Horizon middle schoolers to plant trees and build a shed; Amira Al-Sarraf, Head of School, receives check for $20K from Nickelodeon and gets slimed.

May, 2012

Hired La Loma Development Company as landscape architect to create garden plan