New Horizons Elementary School

3705 S College Rd
Wilmington, NC 28412-0284
Tel: (910)392-5209
Grades: K-5 | 102 students
Students learn through collaborative learning strategies.
Students learn through collaborative learning strategies.
New Horizons Elementary School was founded more than two decades ago to provide educational opportunities that develop critical academic skills, self-direction, personal responsibility and life-long learning to children between the ages of 5 and 11. Learning is a three-part equation with teachers, parents, and students sharing the joys and responsibilities.
The NHES faculty is sensitive to the needs of their students and make it a priority to communicate frequently with parents or guardians and to include the family in the learning process.
Students receive vital instruction in communication skills, mathematics, science, and social studies using the most current, research-based techniques and strategies. In addition, children engage in a character-building program designed to foster and strengthen their leadership skills for the 21st century.
Physical fitness, foreign language, and the arts are important parts of the NHES program.
New Horizons provides a well-balanced, educational experience for its students designed to develop the potential within each child for greatness.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA)
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten-5
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded 1983

Student Body

Total Students 102 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 18%
Students by Grade New Horizons Elementary School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 11 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 18 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Donna Clark
Admissions Associate Donna Clark


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 4 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. After School, Co-Ed Running Club, Jump Rope Club, The Language Workshop for Children-Spanish After School, Jump Rope Club, Co-Ed Running Club,
The Language Workshop for Children-Spanish,

School Notes:

  • IOWA Tests of Basic Skills Scores - 2009 Percentile Rank of Average Student Norms at NHES
  • Grade 1 Reading - 93rd Language - 95th Mathematics - 83rd Core Total - 89th
  • Grade 2 Reading - 89th Language - 90th Mathematics - 93rd Core Total - 93rd
  • Grade 3 Reading - 91st Language - 93rd Mathematics - 91st Core Total - 94th
  • Grade 4 Reading - 80th Language - 85th Mathematics - 90th Core Total - 87th
  • Grade 5 Reading - 95th Language - 96th Mathematics - 93rd Core Total - 97th

Profile last updated: 08/17/2015

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Cape Fear Academy (0.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Cape Fear Academy (0.2 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Cape Fear Academy (0.2 miles away)
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  • Wilmington
    Grades: NS-12 | 573 students
    0.2 miles
    3900 S College Road
    Wilmington, NC 28412
  • Wilmington
    Grades: 9-12 | 133 students
    1.1 miles
    709 George Anderson Dr
    Wilmington, NC 28412
  • Wilmington
    Grades: NS-K | 136 students
    1.6 miles
    3788 Shipyard Blvd
    Wilmington, NC 28403
  • Wilmington
    Noah's Ark Children's Center
    Daycare / Preschool (Baptist)
    Grades: PK-KG | 94 students
    1.7 miles
    1501 Beasley Rd
    Wilmington, NC 28409
  • Wilmington
    United Advent Christian Church
    Daycare / Preschool (Christian)
    Grades: PK-KG | 102 students
    1.8 miles
    4912 South College Road
    Wilmington, NC 28412

School Reviews

Years ago when we began searching Wilmington for an elementary school that had excellent academics, engaging and caring teachers, and a safe and welcoming environment, we luckily found New Horizons. What an amazing school and the only one we could find that closely resembled what we remembered elementary school SHOULD be! The small class sizes help teachers hone in on each child's progress, plus create an atmosphere where all of the school students know each other -- just like a big family. The kids are taught to respect themselves and others, to think outside the box, and to lead and have confidence in their abilities. I know from experience that the school provides excellent preparation for middle school, both academically and socially! My children have been so lucky to have this "happy place" in their educational careers, and it has been a wonderful place for them to grow and flourish. We couldn't be happier with our school!
- Posted by Parent, 12/07/15
We feel so lucky to have found New Horizons! Our children have thrived here and it has been everything we hoped our children's elementary school experience would be. Just a wonderful place for children to learn and grow. Excellent academics, amazingly dedicated faculty, active and creative learning environment with a focus on character development. We love this whole child approach. Our kids are happy and engaged and we would recommend NHES to anyone!
- Posted by Parent, 10/20/15
New Horizons is a wonderful, enriching environment where I have seen my son flourish over the past 3 years. The amazing teachers have fostered his love of learning and encouraged his curiosity. I could not imagine him at a better school. We are truly grateful that this school is in Wilmington.
- Posted by Parent, 09/19/15

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