Our History

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Horizon Academy is the result of a group of dedicated parents who had concerns about their children’s progress in traditional schools. Combining the advice received from national educational consultants, research from Midwest Research Institute, and input from local parents, educators and physicians, a vision and master plan for Horizon Academy emerged.

In September of 1999, Horizon Academy first opened its doors to 12 students. Specializing in helping children with learning disabilities, Horizon Academy is a unique educational institution designed to provide an environment where children can experience academic success. Through innovative instructional programs and the individual attention of highly qualified staff, Horizon Academy provides the only program of its kind in the Kansas City Area.

Read for yourself the struggles, challenges, and successes Horizon Academy has traversed to become one of the top schools for children with learning disabilities in Gretta Barclay’s book Hope on the Horizon.

Listen to our founding members tell the story of Horizon Academy in this video series: