New Horizons Continuation School

Since 1983 New Horizons Elementary School has provided students with a foundation for lifelong learning, leadership, and academic excellence.
The student-centered community at New Horizons focuses on physical, social, emotional, and intellectual development.
Teachers empower students through inquiry based lessons that inspire critical thinking and discovery.
Small classes ensure personal attention for every student, and technology is infused throughout the curriculum.
New Horizons prepares students to be active, engaged citizens.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Top Ranked NC School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 108 students
  • Acceptance rate: 75%
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

New Horizons Continuation School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in North Carolina for:


School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-5
Learning Difference Programs
Learning Programs Supported
Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
108 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 22%
Students by Grade
New Horizons Continuation School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
6 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
18 students
List of Courses Offered
Classroom Dress Code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

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


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
4 extracurriculars
Arts and Music Programs:
After School, Chorus Club

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Co-Ed Running Club, Jump Rope Club
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the acceptance rate of New Horizons Continuation School?
The acceptance rate of New Horizons Continuation School is 75%, which is lower than the national average of 87%. New Horizons Continuation School's acceptance rate is ranked among the top private schools in North Carolina with low acceptance rates.
What is New Horizons Continuation School's ranking?
New Horizons Continuation School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in North Carolina for: Lowest average acceptance rates.
When is the application deadline for New Horizons Continuation School?
The application deadline for New Horizons Continuation School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (4 reviews)
New Horizons is an amazing school providing an excellent education in a warm nurturing environment. Great teachers make learning FUN! We relocated to Wilmington in 2014 and enrolled our children in the public schools - big mistake. New Horizons provides all the missing elements: Strong Academics unencumbered by NC standards, independent & small group projects, students have an interactive learning process, several recesses daily, dedicated PhEd, music & art teacher. The best part is that each & every teacher knows every student and cares that each & every one receives the best education (academically & socially). My daughter attends a private high school and her friends that are New Horizons alumni all say it was the best school they have ever attended!
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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!
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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
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.
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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Top Ranked NC School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 108 students
  • Acceptance rate: 75%
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Wilmington, NC is $9,883 for elementary schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Wilmington, NC is 83% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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