Echo Horizon School is accredited by the California Association of Independent Schools and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. We are also a member of the National Association of Independent Schools and the Independent School Alliance for Minority Affairs.
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 life long journey of learning.
Our HistoryIn 1983, Kent and Carol Landsberg established the Kent H. Landsberg Echo Horizon School, and independent Kindergarten-6th Grade school, to educate deaf and hard of hearing children in the community alongside their hearing peers. It serves as a mainstream environment in which DHH children can work and learn alongside hearing peers. The ratio of hearing students to DHH students was set at approximately 10% of the total student population to ensure an ideal educational experience for the student body. Echo Horizon School teachers use the Madeline Hunter model to provide effective instruction and support for all students in this unique and innovative setting.
Deaf and hard of hearing students receive individual tutoring through the Echo Center, which is an integral part of the School. This specialized training enables them to develop the language, listening, and speech skills that are necessary for them to function confidently and productively in the hearing world.
I've always said that having deaf and hard of hearing students is as beneficial to the hearing children as it is to the non-hearing -- they learn the value of inclusiveness and being considerate of each other. This is integrated into the social fabric of the classroom. It's all just taken for granted.
- Avon Leekley, Kindergarten Teacher (Retired)