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Horizon Community School

Horizon Community School is the result of an innovative partnership among Marin Horizon School, Sausalito Marin City School District, Marin Community Foundation, and other community organizations. The Marin City campus opened its doors to an inaugural class of 12 two-year-olds on August 23, 2017.

 

Honoring our commitment to foster and respect diversity in the community and the world, Horizon Community School satisfies a growing need for quality early childhood education in an underserved community of Marin County.

 

Horizon Community School believes that education is a cooperative endeavor between families and educators, and this special program features monthly family activities and educational programs to promote play, learning, and healthy routines both at school and at home.

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Program & Faculty

Our program offers a culturally competent, Montessori-inspired curriculum in a nurturing environment that promotes cognitive, social and emotional development.

 

The school day includes exploration of the senses and activities to advance practical life skills, acquisition of language and mathematical skills, as well as a sense of order. Sensorial materials are rotated frequently and become increasingly complex throughout the year. Imaginative play is encouraged, and learning is fun and purposeful.

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Apply to HCS

Horizon Community School is currently accepting applications for Marin City residents 18–36 months old. You can download the application here.

 

To request a paper copy of the application, please contact

Angie Evans at 415-619-3997 or angie@cathrynmorgan.com.

Please return your completed application to:

 

Marin Horizon School
Attn: Angie Evans
305 Montford Ave
Mill Valley, CA 94941

 

Monthly tuition is determined by your household income.

Vision

Horizon Community School is an early childhood education program that advances educational equity and social justice. We leverage public and private resources with Marin City community expertise to prepare children for academic success.

Mission

Equitable high-quality early childhood education in a model of community partnership.

Values

Partnership – We partner with families, educators, and community members and value each other’s voices in our decision making.

 

Kindness – We respect and honor each other, listen with empathy, and seek to understand each other’s perspectives.

 

Cultural Emphasis – We recognize that each child brings a unique cultural background to the classroom and value these contributions of our children, families, and community.

 

Transformative Leadership – We maintain high standards in our research-informed pedagogy. We develop and support passionate educators who exude the joy of learning, reflect the community we serve and mentor others to teach our students effectively.

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Cerella H. (HCS Parent)

"HCS has created a stable foundation of learning and friendship for our son. He wakes up excited to go to school every day and comes home teaching us something new. As parents, we are appreciative and empowered by the parent engagement nights, which have given us tools to our son’s journey in life."

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Message from the Executive Director

Horizon Community School is now five years old, the age of our kindergarten-ready graduates. Over these five years, our vision has not wavered to provide equitable high-quality early childhood education in a model of community partnership.

 

As I reflect on our journey, I see one of our greatest strengths is partnership. The possibilities that make Horizon Community School so special emanate from the trust necessary for fulfilling partnerships—with our families, staff, volunteers, donors, and the Marin City community. These partnerships allow us to provide our students with an excellent educational foundation. Parents partner with teachers to best support their budding scholars outside of the classroom. Providing continued professional development to our teachers—many of whom have ties to Marin City—allows them to advance in their careers. Embracing the community helps us educate more two- to five-year-olds as we expand our program. And keeping our donors apprised allows them to share in the journey as we continue to our 10-year milestone.
 

I am grateful to this very powerful and caring community. 
 

Peace,

 

Stevie Lee
Executive Director
Horizon Community School

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