Our school is located conveniently in Apple Valley, Minn., off of 140th and Pilot Knob Road nestled in the Scott Highlands neighborhood. We have been serving families in Apple Valley with quality child care and early education services since 2004. Our school has two infant rooms, two toddler rooms, four preschool rooms, and one school-age room. We use a convenient electronic communication tool in each classroom to connect with our families throughout the day. Our comprehensive curriculum includes character development, STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Math), sign language, and more, all with an emphasis on building confident learners. We are NAEYC accredited and hold a four-star rating through MN Parent Aware. We invite you to learn more about our wonderful programs.
During this time of social distancing, we are offering personalized, live, interactive, virtual tours.
One of our management team members, will virtually meet with you, provide you with an overview of all that New Horizon Academy has to offer, and give you a live tour of our school, state-of-the-art classrooms, and outdoor play areas.
During the tour, you can check out our school, meet our teachers, see our curriculum in action, and get answers to questions you have about our school. It’s as easy as 1-2-3.
Step 1: Schedule a virtual tour.
Step 2: Watch your email for a link to join the tour on your scheduled date and time.
Step 3: Tour our school from the convenience and comfort of your own home or office.
Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.
We look forwarding to meeting with you!
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.
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. Learn More
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. Learn More
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. Learn More
Our school-age program provides a happy, club-like atmosphere where children are offered enriched learning opportunities in a fun and engaging environment. Learn More
We offer on-site full-time and part-time schedules to meet the unique needs of your family. And we will help facilitate your child’s elementary school distance and virtual learning. This means your child can attend school virtually at New Horizon Academy, with our teachers available to help answer questions. Learn More
The summer camp program at New Horizon Academy, Camp Discovery, is your child's passport to a summer of fun, friends, and more. Summer at New Horizon Academy provides your child a safe environment to learn, play, and explore during those otherwise long summer days. Learn More
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: Schedule a tour.
Step 2: Use our Quality Child Care Checklist to help you make an informed decision about the early care and education you choose for your child.
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.
Our loving and caring teachers are eager to meet you and your child, and look forward to playing an important role in your child’s early education.
As always, the health and safety of the children entrusted to our care, their families, and our staff are our top priority.
We have partnered with leading health care experts and follow CDC guidelines to ensure the safety and well-being of children, their families, and our staff.
Using information from these leading experts, we have created the following health and safety guidelines.
Our teachers will keep you up-to-date on your child’s day and help you stay connected and information. Via our mobile app, you will received information about:
So, while you are at work, you have peace of mind that your child is healthy, safe, learning, and having fun!
At New Horizon Academy, we are proud of the recognition that we have received for our commitment to children, their families, and our employees. These awards and accolades are a testament to our dedication to delivering high-quality early care and education, and providing the highest standards of safety, health, and education. Our school is honored to receive the following awards and accolades from the most highly respected outside organizations.
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.
We have been recognized as an Eco-Healthy Child Care® (EHCC) provider.
Our school received the Susan K. Dunkley School 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.
New Horizon Academy was voted a Top Workplace by The Star Tribune in 2020, 2019, 2018, and 2017. We are honored to be recognized as a Top Workplace for four years in a row.
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.
These schools include:
“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.”