Mission & Vision

  • Echo Horizon School Mission Statement
    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 life long journey of learning.
     
    Our Educational Approach
    At Echo Horizon School, we value character education as highly as we do academic rigor. We believe that the education, care, and nurturing of the elementary age child is best accomplished in our PreK-6 grade setting.   Nationally recognized for our ability to leverage technology that optimizes and creates multi-dimensional learning, Echo Horizon’s teaching emphasizes character education to facilitate social and emotional growth, critical thinking, autonomy, resilience, and social responsibility.
     
    Our Core Values
     
    Mutual Respect
    Inclusiveness
    Self-Reliance
    Best Educational Practices
     
    Echo Horizon School Points of Pride
     
    At Echo Horizon School, our Points of Pride guide us daily:
    • Caring - recognize other people's feelings and needs in your words and actions.
    • Citizenship - actively participate in order to further the good of the group.
    • Fairness - make the effort to meet everyone's needs.
    • Respect - value the worth of oneself, other people and things, while being open to the beliefs and ideas of others.
    • Responsibility - demonstrate the ability to act independently and accept accountability for one's decisions, actions and reactions.
    • Trustworthiness - be honest and dependable in words and actions.
     
    Since our founding in 1983, we have developed a balanced and dynamic approach to education by fostering a warm, nurturing environment, providing a rigorous academic foundation, and emphasizing our core values of mutual respect, inclusiveness, self-reliance, and best educational practices.
     
    To promote inquiry and innovation, we provide the necessary opportunities for students to explore, discover, and create. We place a strong emphasis on ethical behavior and appreciation for diversity, creating a warm, heterogeneous community that fosters open-minded thinking and tolerance. Our students learn to be independent as they take advantage of opportunities to make choices and decisions. The fact that 10% of our children are deaf or hard of hearing has a profound and positive impact on all Echo Horizon School students when it comes to acceptance and appreciation of differences in others.
     
    Finally, we believe in the importance of giving all children an opportunity to be truly outstanding, whether that's in the classroom, in the arts or on the playground. The result is an environment where students respect and admire one another for individual strengths.