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Welcome to the Arden Hills – Land O’Lakes New Horizon Academy!

Our school is located conveniently in Arden Hills, on the Land O’Lakes campus. We have been serving families in Arden Hills with quality child care and early education services since 2018. Our school has two infant rooms, an infant-toddler transition room, two toddler rooms, and three preschool rooms. We use a convenient electronic communication tool in each classroom to connect with our families throughout the day. Our comprehensive curriculum includes character development, STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Math), sign language, and more, all with an emphasis on building confident learners. We are NAEYC accredited and hold a four-star rating through MN Parent Aware. We invite you to learn more about our wonderful programs!

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Awards and Accolades

Where to Start

We understand that choosing an early education and child care program for your child is one of the most important decisions you will make as a parent. That is why we have created a step-by-step guide to help you make an informed decision about the early care and education program you choose for your child.

Step 1: Schedule a tour.

Step 2: Use our Quality Child Care Checklist to help you make an informed decision about the early care and education you choose for your child.

Step 3: Complete the Enrollment Agreement and other required forms to enroll your child at New Horizon Academy. Contact your School Director for more information regarding the electronic forms.

Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or if you want to plan your visit to one of our schools. Thank you for considering New Horizon Academy. We are eager to partner with you during this incredible time in your child’s growth and development.

School Management

 

Manda Reker - School Director

Manda Reker

Director
Education – Bethel University

Manda joined New Horizon Academy as an infant teacher in 2002. After working as a classroom teacher for two years, she began working as an Assistant Director. After gaining valuable management experience, Manda then moved into the director position and served at various New Horizon Academy locations before opening up our school located on the Land O’Lakes campus in 2018.

 

Sarah Varian - Assistant Director

Sarah Varian

Assistant Director
Education – St. Catherine University and Concordia University

Sarah joined New Horizon Academy as a float teacher in 2014. She then worked as a preschool teacher and was a two-time Teacher of Distinction award winner. Soon after, she started the Early Childhood Management Training Program and worked at various New Horizon Academy locations before becoming the Assistant Director at our school located on the Land O’Lakes campus in 2021.

 

Our Staff

 

Kristine Flavion - Infant Teacher

Ms. Kristine

Infant Teacher

Joined New Horizon Academy in 2000. Educator of Excellence recipient.

 

Beth Ingberg - toddler teacher

Ms. Beth

Toddler Teacher

Joined New Horizon Academy in 2003. Educator of Excellence recipient.

 

Pamela Vang - Toddler Teacher

Ms. Pamela

Toddler Teacher

Joined New Horizon Academy in 2022.

 

Heather Rose - Preschool Teacher

Ms. Heather

Preschool Teacher

Joined New Horizon Academy in 2016.

 

Megan Stone - Preschool Teacher

Ms. Megan

Preschool Teacher

Joined New Horizon Academy in 2019.

 

Chantal Rosenthal - Pre-K Teacher

Ms. Chantal

Pre-K Teacher

Joined New Horizon Academy in 2016.

 

Sarah Knudson - Float Teacher

Ms. Sarah

Float Teacher

Joined New Horizon Academy in 2021.

 

Shane Ferraro - Kitchen Manager

Mr. Shane

Kitchen Manager

Joined New Horizon Academy in 2020.

Our Number One Priority

At New Horizon Academy, providing a safe and healthy environment for the children entrusted into our care is our number one priority. We take many precautions to ensure that this commitment if fulfilled every day.

Stay Connected

Our teachers will keep you up-to-date on your child’s day and help you stay connected and informed.  Via our mobile app, you will receive information about:

  • Special moments
  • Fun learning activities
  • Cherished photos
  • And, so much more!

So, while you are at work, you have peace of mind that your child is healthy, safe, learning, and having fun!

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