CAIS (California Association of Independent Schools
WASC (Western Association of Schools and Colleges
U.S. Department of Education Nationally Recognized Blue Ribbon School.
Awarded the Green Ribbon by greenribbonschools.org for work in environmental education.
Recognized by the California State Senate, the California Assembly, and the Pasadena City Council.
Matriculation (past 5 years)
Alverno High School
Flintridge Preparatory School
Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy
Mayfield Senior School
St. Francis School
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Highly qualified faculty of diverse ethnic and religious backgrounds.
Selected by Nickelodeon as the winner of its Big Help competition.
Lower School Nature Playground and the Peace Garden are certified as a wildlife habitats by the National Wildlife Federation.
Featured in the Los Angeles Times, the Pasadena Star News, the Pasadena Sun, and on KTLA News.
Finalists and winners at the LA County Science & Engineering Fair every year since the school’s first entry in 2003.
Debate students recognized with Speaker and Team Awards each year in the Rancho California Debate League (two first place speakers awards back-to-back years).
A civics program that fosters responsibility and citizenship and culminates in an eighth grade trip to Washington, D.C. through the Close-Up Foundation.
Continuous faculty professional development provided through regular in-services and outside workshops.
Presentations by our Arabic Language Faculty at several national foreign language conferences (ACTFL and NCOLCTL) and participation in the development of national foreign language standards through George Washington University.
Models of Unity Award given by the Pasadena Human Relations Commission for the school’s participation and leadership in interfaith activities.
Developing friendships is an important part of the social and emotional growth of young children. It helps children have a sense of belonging and decreases stress. The school works diligently to direct children to help them understand how to interact with each other and become friends. Parents can also help to grow and nurture friendships for their children outside of the school setting. Find time to get to know the friends of your child(ren) and their families. Make time for play dates or share a dinner together knowing that friendships built at New Horizon will last a lifetime.
Secure and Caring Environment
One of the most primary needs for a child to be able to learn is to feel safe and happy. The nurturing faculty and the attentive administration work together to ensure that NHSP is a secure and caring environment that supports children in these foundational years. This entails being responsive to student concerns and guiding students in developing conflict resolution skills and promoting self-regulating behavior.