Academic Excellence: We teach the love of learning. We hold students to their individual highest standards. Students are taught to be the best students they can be.
2013 Graduates
Self Competence: At Wider Horizons, we acknowledge student mastery of academics and students note own personal growth. We emphasize leadership ability.
Environmental Stewardship
Environmental Stewardship: Wider Horizon students are taught to be responsible citizens of the Earth. We are solar powered and maintain a no waste policy.
Public Speaking
Public Speaking: Multiple forums to practice speaking in front of an audience, Learn to give a presentation on various topics, Help others to become better speakers
Friday Night Live 2014
Performance: Theater production gives every student opportunity to perform in front of a large audience in a professional theater setting. Yearly performance enhances skill level.


Welcome to Wider Horizons School. Since 1983 Wider Horizons School has been the only academic non-religiously affiliated private school in Hernando County, Florida. The Central Florida location gives students year round access to outdoor classroom activities in our National Wildlife Certified School.

Wider Horizons School is dedicated to teaching the skills and character necessary for success in life. The school creates an educational environment motivating the student to strive to maximize his or her potential in the academic, social, emotional and moral domains. We teach the students to be more focused, work faster, and to be more organized.

** We issue I-20 Visas through Sevis for International students***
We have had many International students attend Wider Horizons School. Many of them finishing their High School education here and graduating, most have gone on to continue their education at well known colleges. Over the years we have had students from, Ireland, Germany, Bosnia, Nigeria, Korea, China, Syria, Vietnam, Jordan, Costa Rica, Peru, Canada, Egypt, Iran.

Mission Statement

  • To foster academic growth and character development
  • To enhance student self competence through the work ethic
  • To nurture a love for independent learning

Accredited Nationally: National Independent Private School Association.
AdvancEd-SACSCASI (Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Council on Accreditation and School Improvement)

In the News

Did you miss our 25th Annual Biography Fair?

Watch Neil Armstrong and Marie Antoinette deliver their presentations:

WHS Students Celebrate Constitution Day on WWJB!

Thank you Naturecoast TV !

County Commissioners praise Wider Horizons School. Watch the youtube video:

Upcoming Events

Now Enrolling for the 2015-2016 School Year
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Friday, May 6th- 8:00-8:30am Mother's Day Visits

Friday, May 13th- Friday Night Live 7pm Springstead Performing Arts Theater

Tuesday, May 17th- World Culture Day ( Date UPDATED)

Friday, May 27th- Last Day of School Graduation and Student Recognition for all!!!!

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