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Welcome to the Minneapolis – Penn Avenue New Horizon Academy!

Our state-of-the-art school opened its North Minneapolis location in 2015 to serve the community with quality day care and early education services. We use a convenient electronic communication tool in each classroom to connect with our families throughout the day. Our comprehensive curriculum includes High Reach, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), sign language, Farm2NHA, and more. Call or stop in today to learn more about our wonderful child care and preschool 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.

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.

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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: Cityview Community School, Jenny Lind Elementary, and Earle Brown Elementary.

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“I cannot tell you how pleased I am with the director and Rio's teachers. The director leads by example, communicates effectively, solves problems, and cares deeply for the children. The teachers create an environment of love, education, and experiences. Seeing how they interact with the babies and their families helps me trust them with my daughter.”

— Allison W., Parent at New Horizon Academy