Welcome to Wider Horizons School

Technology: Technology is incorporated into our curriculum in an age appropriate manner; from typewriting in the earlier grades to computer programming and graphic design in later grades.
Graduates 2015-2016
Self Competence: At Wider Horizons, we acknowledge student mastery of academics and students note own personal growth. We emphasize leadership ability.
Geography Bee Winners 2016
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.
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: Multiple forums to practice speaking in front of an audience, Learn to give a presentation on various topics, Help others to become better speakers


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)

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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:

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Upcoming Events

Now Enrolling for the 2017-2018 School Year
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Some age groups have a waiting list!!

October 3rd- Individual Pictures (uniform required)
October 10th- PSAT testing Grades 8-12
October 12th- No School - Columbus Day
October 31st- Biography Fair 1/2 day for students (Judges needed)

November 5th- 9th- National Education Week
November 12th No School- Veterans Day
November 20th- Student Thanksgiving luncheon
November 21st- November 26th- Thanksgiving Break(Return on Tuesday)

December 5th Technology/Engineering Day
December 19th- Holiday gift giving
December 20th- Caroling by WHS at local nursing homes. (upper levels only)
December 21st- Caroling at WHS by all students
December 21st -Report cards
December 24- January 7th Christmas Vacation. (Return to classes Tuesday Jan. 8th)

January Geography Bee (middle to end of the month)
January 21st ML King Day- No School
January 30th- Tentative Chinese New Year Trip

February 6th- Science Expo 1/2 day for students
February 11th-15th Spirit Week More information to come
February 18th No School Presidents Day
February 25th- March 1st- Montessori Education Week

March 1st Father's Day visits 8:00am-8:30am
March 15th Report cards
March 18th-March 22nd Spring Break (Return to classes Monday 25th)
March 28th Parent evening Meeting 7pm

April 8-12 IOWA testing Lower grades 1st-8th
April 17th- Class picture day (uniforms required)
April 18th- Culture Fair
April 19-22 Easter Break- (return on Tues 4/23)

May 3rd - Friday NIght Live 7pm (Springstead theater)(All students attend)
May 6th-10th Teacher Appreciation Week (classrooms sponsor teacher luncheon...more info to come)
May 10th Mother's Day Visit 8:00-8:30am
May 21st Field Day

May 24th Graduation ceremony 9Last Day of School)

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