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Welcome to the Apple Valley – Pilot Knob New Horizon Academy!

Our Apple Valley school is conveniently located off of 140th and Pilot Knob Road. We opened our doors to serve families in Apple Valley in 2004. Our spacious, fenced, outdoor playground features large climbing structures, plenty of riding toys, picnic areas, and more. We use a convenient electronic communication tool in each classroom to connect with our families throughout the day. Our facility has two infant rooms, two toddler rooms, four preschool rooms, and one school-age room. Our comprehensive curriculum includes High Reach, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), sign language, Farm2NHA, and more. We are NAEYC accredited and hold a four-star rating through MN Parent Aware. Call or stop in today to learn more about our wonderful programs!

Learning Programs

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Infant Program

Our infant classrooms are places where babies can grow and learn every day by exploring and making new discoveries in a cozy environment with loving and caring teachers.
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Toddler Program

Our toddler classrooms are active, happy places where children can learn, explore, sing, and dance. Our toddler program encourages each child’s growing need for independence and fosters the development of their self-esteem in a safe, supportive manner.
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Preschool Program

Our preschool classrooms are fun, happy, and engaging places where children explore, investigate, and discover. Our curriculum supports each preschooler’s emerging school-readiness skills, along with the development of important social and emotional skills in a supportive learning environment.
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Pre-kindergarten Program

Our pre-kindergarten classrooms support the continued development of essential school-readiness skills and prepares children to enter kindergarten with the language, early literacy, mathematics, social and emotional, physical, cognitive, and executive functioning skills necessary for success.
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School-Age Program

Our school-age program provides a happy, club-like atmosphere where children are offered enriched learning opportunities in a fun and engaging environment. The rhythm of the program takes into account each school-age child's desire to form lasting friendships, explore theme-related topics of interest, gain confidence in their independence skills, and experience a balance of learning and fun.
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Summer Camp

The summer camp program at New Horizon Academy, Camp Discovery, is your child's passport to a summer of fun, friends, and field trips. Summer at New Horizon Academy provides your child a safe environment to learn, play, and explore during those otherwise long summer days.
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Enrichment Programs

For your family's convenience, New Horizon Academy works with outside companies to provide optional enrichment programs in the areas of language, fitness, dance, and music.
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Thank you for your interest in New Horizon Academy. Please fill out the form below to request more information or to schedule a tour at New Horizon Academy. We look forward to hearing from you!

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We understand that choosing an early education and child care program for your child is one of the most important decisions you will make as a parent. That is why we have created a step-by-step guide to help you make an informed decision about the early care and education program you choose for your child.

Step 1: Find a New Horizon Academy near your home or your place of work.

Step 2: Schedule a tour. Visit our schools to learn more about the wonderful programs we offer for children. Use our Quality Child Care Checklist to help you make an informed decision about the early care and education you choose for your child.

QUALITY CHILD CARE CHECKLIST

Step 3: Complete the Enrollment Agreement and other required forms to enroll your child at New Horizon Academy located here.

MINNESOTA ENROLLMENT FORM

Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or if you want to plan your visit to one of our schools. Thank you for considering New Horizon Academy. We are eager to partner with you during this incredible time in your child’s growth and development.

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Awards

Awards and Recognition

Ensuring the quality of children’s daily experiences in early childhood programs and promoting positive child outcomes is the goal of the ten NAEYC early childhood program standards and accreditation criteria.
Our school has achieved NAEYC accreditation by meeting or exceeding the standards and criteria in all areas.

Our school has received the highest rating from Parent Aware. A 4-star rating means:

  • Our programs exemplify a truly engaged school-readiness partner for parents
  • We offer ongoing assessment of a child’s progress
  • Our programs continually adapt plans and goals to meet the need of each individual child
  • Our teachers regularly update parents on their child’s progress
  • Our teachers receive on-going childhood-related education

We have been recognized as an Eco-Healthy Child Care® (EHCC) provider. Eco-Healthy Child Care providers receive support in creating child care settings that are as environmentally healthy as possible. Eco-Healthy Child Care providers commit to reducing children’s exposure to environmental health hazards.

Our school received the Susan K. Dunkley Center of Excellence award. This award was created to honor the vision and mission of our founder, Sue Dunkley. This award is presented each year to the school that most clearly meets the criteria for outstanding performance in our “commitment to excellence” focus areas, including program implementation, staff leadership and development, and commitment to enrolled families and the community.

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Staff

Staff School Page (2)At New Horizon Academy, we understand how valuable teacher experience is, and we know that ongoing learning in the fields of child development and early childhood education is vital to providing the highest early learning experience for young children. Our staff and school culture reflect that. Our professional teachers bring a rich variety of experiences, education, and backgrounds to our school. They are passionate about teaching and dedicated to providing a safe, educational environment for your child.

Our loving, nurturing, and caring teachers are eager to meet you and your child. We look forward to being an important role in your child’s early education.

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Before and After School Transportation

For your convenience, we offer transportation to local elementary schools for children enrolled in our before and after school program. We partner with a wide variety of schools in our community.

The schools include: Highland Elementary, Greenleaf Elementary, Rosemount, Shannon Park Elementary, Diamond Path Elementary, Glacier Hills Elementary, and Cedar Park Elementary.

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“I appreciate everyone that works with our children and the effort that goes into shaping their minds and their development. We cannot thank you enough—but we want you to know that you are appreciated and you are making an amazing impact in our household. There isn’t a day that goes by that I am not impressed by something new that our children have learned.”

— Kelly, Parent at New Horizon Academy