Welcome to The Horizon School

The Horizon School is an academic-based school for students with Down syndrome and similar developmental delays serving the greater Houston area.  Our goal is to create an academic environment that is fun and rewarding for students, teachers and family members alike.  The school employs teaching methods proven to be effective in teaching children with Down syndrome.  Through individualized goals and personalized curriculums we strive to instill our students with the love of learning and the pride of accomplishment so critical to their development.  The students will learn the relevant skills needed to be productive members of society and build supportive relationships that will last a lifetime.

To see beyond the horizon you must first remove

the obstacles

 Latest News & Events

Accepting student applications for the

2014-2015 school year.

Adventures at Sea with Sailing Angels Foundation

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Recent article on The Horizon School

featured in several local community newspapers

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For additional information on our school please

view the Powerpoint presentation below

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Other Resources

Down syndrome Association of Houston    

Clear Lake Families Exploring Down syndrome 

The school is the vision of Lori and Tom Ferazzi whose son Eric has Down syndrome.  Lori and Tom have experienced firsthand the genuine need for an alternative to the public school system which can often be a challenging and restrictive environment for both parents and children with Down syndrome.  Their vision for the school has been shaped by their own experiences and through years of networking with parents of special needs children and professionals in the field of education.  Numerous seminars and investigative visits to schools in both Houston and Dallas have led them to establish this school for the future happiness and well-being of their son Eric and other individuals with similar needs.

It is our hope that together we can make a profound difference in your child’s life.

Mission Statement

To provide an educational opportunity for children with Down syndrome and similar developmental delays that will enable each student to reach their full academic potential.  Our mission is to give our students the tools and practical skills to become productive citizens, contributing to both their happiness and self worth.  We believe achieving this goal is not only important to these students but important to society as a whole.

Curriculum & Admissions

The curriculum has been developed by the school’s staff, Board and advisors.  The curriculum is based on the students developmental level and individuals needs and includes: 

  1. Math

  2. Handwriting

  3. Reading

  4. Computer Skills

  1. Art, Music and Movement

  2. Speech Therapy

  3. Science & Geography

  4. Occupational Therapy

  1. Transition Skills

  2. Life & Social Skills

  3. Community Based Instruction

  4. Optional prayer/worship

Nondiscrimination Policy

The Horizon School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all of the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.  The Horizon School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship programs, financial policies, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

Student Admissions Requirements

  1. Able to follow general rules and instructions of a special education classroom with behavior conducive to a learning environment.

  2. Ready for introductory skills in all areas of pre-academic readiness (e.g., numbers, letters, colors, shapes, listening,     sequencing, and fine motor skills).

  3. Is able to independently take care of toileting needs and has developed other self-help skills.

  4. Able to communicate wants and needs using verbal or other established communication system.

  5. Age appropriate social interactions skills with peers and adults (e.g., hand shaking, appropriate greetings, sharing, etc.)

  6. Is prepared for a full academically-structured day.

  1. Yoga

  2. Therapeutic Horseback Riding

  3. Jobs in the Community

  4. Volunteer Work