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.
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 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.