A unique mission that benefits all
The mission of Echo Horizon School and its Echo Center is to educate children in a collaborative environment that is academically challenging and developmentally appropriate. We actively promote mutual respect, individual responsibility and ethical action. The Echo Horizon graduate is an inquisitive and critical thinker who brings creativity, kindness and self-reliance to the lifelong journey of learning.
Carol Proctor Landsberg and her late husband Kent H. Landsberg created what is now Echo Horizon School/Echo Center to fulfill their vision of an institution where children with hearing loss could be mainstreamed with hearing children in a manner that benefited both.
Our founders determined that a student body composed of 90% hearing students and 10% deaf and hard of hearing (DHH) students provided an optimal balance for an educational environment that would benefit both groups of children. Using this ratio, the number of DHH children is small enough for them to easily mainstream, yet their number is large enough for no child to feel alone. The success of the founding philosophy is reflected in the lessons of acceptance and inclusiveness learned by both groups of Echo Horizon School students.