Our Story

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  • Our Story


    In 1983, Kent and Carol Landsberg established the Kent H. Landsberg Echo Horizon School and Carol L. Procter Echo Center. The goal of this independent pre-K through 6th grade school was to educate deaf and hard of hearing children (DHH) alongside their hearing peers. The ratio of DHH students to hearing students was set at approximately 10% of the student population to ensure an ideal educational experience for the entire student body—a ratio that remains the same today. 


    Kent and Carol firmly believed that an inclusive, diverse environment would benefit all students and families. We model kindness and caring and give children opportunities to be good citizens, friends, and leaders. Echo Horizon students carry these attributes on to middle and high school and beyond, contributing positively in their communities and around the world. 


    Board of Trustees

    The Echo Foundation Board of Trustees governs the financial, administrative, and educational operation of the school. It is a California not-for-profit corporation.


    Administrative Staff

    Head of School

    Assistant Head of School; Director of Counseling, Community Engagement, Equity, and Inclusion

    Director of Echo Center

    Director of Admission

    Director of Curriculum

    Dean of Students, Director of Extended Day, and Community Service Coordinator

    Director of Finance and Business Operations

    Director of Advancement



    8 DHH Credentialed Co-Teachers

    13 MSI/SSI Credentialed Co-Teachers

    1 Art Specialist

    1 Music Specialist

    1 Dance/Theatre Specialist

    2 Physical Education Specialists

    1 Librarian

    1 Maker/STEAM Coordinator 



    Echo Center is certified by the California Department of Education as a Nonpublic School



    Echo Horizon School is accredited by the California Association of Independent Schools and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.