Horizon Prep

Horizon Prep`s Distinctively Different Vision is "to prepare a generation of spiritually mature, academically advanced, physically equipped, and socially developed individuals for a life of opportunity and service to the glory of God." With Christ-Centered, Classically Based, Academic Excellence, that vision becomes reality.
Currently serving approximately 320 students Preschool - 12th grade, Horizon Prep is consistently in the Top 3% Nationwide on standardized test scores and is fully accredited with WASC and ACSI.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 374 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 1 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Horizon Prep ranks among the top 20% of private schools in California for:


School Overview

Student Body

Total Students
374 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 51%
Students by Grade
Horizon Prep Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Number of AP Courses
15 courses
Classroom Dress Code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Feb. 1 / rolling
Admissions Director
Lauren Kaese
Admissions Associate
Vanessa Roy


Total Sports Offered
7 sports

School Notes

  • Horizon Prep`s Preschool follows a Montessori-based model of education. In Montessori school, play is a child`s work. While there is a focus on academics, the distinguishing feature is that children learn at their own pace,in all of the developmental areas, under the guidance of a fully qualified teacher. The assistant teacher supports the smooth running of the classroom which gives the lead teacher the time to spend with individual children.
  • In Pre-Kindergarten and Transitional Kindergarten, the mixed Classical-Montessori curriculum prepares students for a traditional Kindergarten environment by encouraging participation in whole class and small group instruction. Students also have the unique opportunity to develop at their own pace in the areas of Language Arts, Mathematics and Geography, allowing them to explore and master concepts that are well beyond what can be taught in a traditional group environment.
  • In the Grammar stage the developmental building block of all learning elementary aged students are eager to learn and absorb information. Wefocus on delivering curriculum in ways that are memorable, fun, engaging and encouraging, laying the foundation for advanced study. Students in the grammar stage of development have an amazing ability to memorize, so we use daily memorization periods, using chant, song, motion, and rhyme,to encourage and engage students in a fun and joyful environment while filling them with information.Core instruction in math, science, language arts, history, and Bible complimented with Spanish, Latin, technology, music, art, P.E. and library.
  • In the Logic stage of the middle school years, students have begun to question "why." They are analyzing the world around them and developing their ability to reason and discern truth. The formal logic skills we teach during this stage empower students to argue well while they learn to understand the world around them and their place in it.Core instruction is in math, science, language arts, history, and Bible complimented with Spanish, Latin, logic, music, art and P.E.
  • In the Rhetoric stage of the high school years, students are continually synthesizing information and learning how to present their ideas persuasively. They are becoming increasingly confident in knowing what they believe and why, and are positively shaping their environment and the community around them. Thus they are fast becoming the "good man speaking well," the master of words who is the graduate of the classical model. The Rhetoric Stage of our Classical Program is the culmination of the process of learning, bringing knowledge and understanding together to be expressed wisely and persuasively in word and deed. Guided research and discovery in many areas with the goal of synthesis of ideas; written and oral presentation, debate, speech, responsibilities for leadership on campus, worldview discussions, in-depth field trips.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

What sports does Horizon Prep offer?
Horizon Prep offers 7 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Tennis, Track and Field and Volleyball.
What is Horizon Prep's ranking?
Horizon Prep ranks among the top 20% of private schools in California for: Largest student body.
When is the application deadline for Horizon Prep?
The application deadline for Horizon Prep is Feb. 1 / rolling (applications are due on Feb. 1 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
Horizon Prep is an amazing school. Both of my children have attended for many years. The teachers are the best, the facility is beautiful, and it is a great community. My kids both participate in their athletics programs, where the coaching staff is top-notch! I would not send my kids anywhere else.
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There is NO OTHER Preschool - 12th grade school I would rather have my children attend. Teachers LOVE thier students, KNOW them, & seek their best interest. I have yet to find a school with a better balance of academic rigor and Christ-centered values. My children are growing into well-rounded, book-smart, KIND, Christ-like humans. And they are loved.
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 374 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 1 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in San Diego County, CA is $13,829 for elementary schools and $21,356 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in San Diego County, CA is 84% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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