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New Horizon School is a public special education school serving students with special needs from ages 5-21.  Students from the 14 school districts in Beaver County and its surrounding communities attend New Horizon School.
We serve children and young adults with a wide range of disabilities, including:
                          *Emotional Disturbances                *Intellectual Disabilities
                          *Neurological Impairments          *Traumatic Brain Injuries
                          *Learning Disabilities                    *Multi-Disabilities
                          *Other Health Impairments          *Autism 
According to the child's needs, the following services are provided:
                          *Speech/Language Therapy         *Community-Based Instruction   
                          *Physical Therapy                          *Audiological Services
                          *Behavior Support                          *Extended School Year (ESY)    
                          *Occupational Therapy                 *Vision Support Services
                          *Full-time Certified                        *Counseling Services
                            School Nurse                                 
New Horizon School is situated in a country setting located one mile from downtown Beaver.  It is located across from the Heritage Valley Beaver Medical Center, in the complex housing Friendship Ridge, the American Red Cross, and Lifesteps. 
The single-story design of the public school ensures that the facilities are easily accessible to all children.  Twenty-five classrooms are grouped into four major sections (i.e., pods).  Adjacent to each pod is an outside area and an inside multi-purpose room. 
Other special features of our school include a state-of-the-art sensory room, two gymnasiums, a modern playground and pavilion, a swimming pool, a music room, a home-making suite, a library, an auditorium with a stage, speech/language therapy offices, physical and occupational therapy gymnasiums, a full-service cafeteria with kitchen, and the national school lunch program. 
New Horizon School adheres to the Pennsylvania State Standards for Education.  The teachers and paraprofessionals at our school are all highly qualified and stay current with new methods and practices in the field of special education.
New Horizon School is operated by the Beaver Valley Intermediate Unit (IU #27).  The B.V.I.U. is an equal opportunity educational institution and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, or handicap in its activities, programs, or employment practices as required by Title VI, Title IX, and Section 504.
For more information or to set up a tour, please contact Melissa Niedbala:  [email protected]