New Horizons Academy was founded in 1974 by Dr. Theresa Smith who was a pioneer, leader and advocate in education for children with learning differences. Dr. Smith overcame her own learning challenges to ultimately earn her doctorate when she was in her 50’s. She worked at New Horizons Center or Learning well into her 80’s until she passed away in January of 2008.

New Horizons Academy began as an after-school program and then became a full-time day school in 1974. We have been at our current location for over 20 years.

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide a personalized instructional setting that enables each student to achieve academic success in a safe, nurturing environment and to prepare each student to become a fully participating member of society.

Our education objectives are to coordinate with families and students to understand individual strengths and learning styles and to facilitate student transition to public or private settings, including college, vocational career training and meaningful employment.

Who We Are Today

New Horizons Academy is dedicated to improving the lives of children through an integrated program of customized education plans, social skills training, and employment-readiness development. We are the second oldest private school in Nevada.

New Horizons Academy is located on the west side of Las Vegas at the corner of Redwood and Charleston Blvd., just one block east of Rainbow Blvd. Our two-acre site features a large and beautiful playground area with a basketball court, tennis court and playground equipment; auditorium; multipurpose/gymnasium room; music and art classrooms; and a large kitchen for student meal preparation instruction.

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