Horizon Academy's mission is to empower students with a primary diagnosis of dyslexia, dysgraphia, and/or dyscalculia, to become effective learners and confident self-advocates. Some of our students may also have ADHD. We are unable to serve students who have a diagnosis that is of an emotional or behavioral nature.
Horizon Academy is the only private school in the Kansas City area that specializes in educating students with language-based learning disabilities. Horizon Academy's goal is to help students with the skills they need to be successful in academics, social skills, organizational skills and self-advocacy, so that they can successfully return to a traditional school.
The average length of attendance at Horizon Academy is three years, with students attending between 2 - 5 years.
The student body is coeducational and serves students from 1st through 12th grade.
Students have average to above average intelligence, but are still falling through the cracks in traditional schools.
Horizon Academy serves students from a 75-mile radius in the Kansas City area.
Students are funded privately by parents and/or through need-based scholarships provided by the school.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OEQNIlG3HGM

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School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 1-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Learning Difference Programs
Learning Programs Supported
Learning Disabilities, Dyslexia, ADHD, Language-based differences, Dyscalculia, Dysgraphia, Auditory Processing Disorder
Year Founded
Summer School Offered
Summer Program Cost Notes
Summer program costs vary based on program selected.
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
112 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 24%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
13 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
10 students
List of Courses Offered
Classroom Dress Code
(Khaki pants/skirt/jeans and school logo shirt or sweatshirt)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Tuition includes therapy services on-site (Occupational Therapy, Speech and Language Therapy, and Counseling), as well as technology training, intensive reading (Orton-Gillingham) and Multisensory Math.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant
Admissions Director
Laura Mombello


Total Sports Offered
2 sports

School Notes

  • Horizon Academy helps children with diagnosed language-based learning diabilities (dyslexia, dysgraphia, and dyscalculia) who struggle within traditional academic settings by providing innovative instructional programs including evidence-based methodology along with strategic instruction and multisensory approaches that help students learn and compensate for their learning difficulties. Students with dyslexia, dysgraphia, and/or dyscalculia come to Horizon Academy because they are struggling in the following areas:
  • Word decoding skills in reading, and encoding (spelling)
  • Oral and written language comprehension and/or expression
  • Math skills (calculation and problem solving)
  • Physical education skills
  • Organization skills
  • Social skills 
  • Handwriting skills
  • Speech/Lang. skills
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