, located at 3430 McManus Ave. in Culver City, started out as little more than a vision in 1983, with a total of 20 students.
The vision belonged to Carol Proctor Landsberg and her late husband, Kent H. Landsberg, who wanted to create a school where children with hearing challenges could be mainstreamed with their hearing peers in a way that benefited all students.
Today, the school is celebrating its 30th anniversary and still maintains its core values of providing its children with strong academic preparation in a warm, inclusive environment that fosters an optimistic spirit, an ethical approach to life and a firm sense of self confidence.
Along with celebrating three decades of operation, this year the school also became the independent elementary school on the Westside of LA to earn an Apple Distinguished School designation two years in a row, recognizing its exemplary program that leverages cutting edge technologies and teaching practices to create a dynamic 21st Century learning environment.
Echo Horizon School has an entire year of celebrations planned to celebrate its 30th anniversary. On Sept. 7, the school kicked off the year with a Popsicles in the Park event. There will be a slew of celebrations over the next 12 months, culminating in a community-wide event on June 9, 2013.