Our Story

New Horizons was founded in 2006 as one of Shanghai’s premier, and original, test preparation centers. Since our opening, we have also become a leader in language arts and humanities-based education.

When we were young, we were a lot like your  kids: smart, ambitious, and eager to learn. Above all, we were eager to take on  new challenges and prove ourselves. 

We are older and wiser, now – we’ve gone to  university (yes, some of us have even gone to a fancy Ivy League university),  and we’ve studied and worked around the world. Our love of learning and sharing  knowledge with students has motivated us to make a career of doing what we  love: inspiring young people to be stronger writers, clearer thinkers, and more  confident test takers.  

We don’t sell parents some pie-in-the-sky  dreams. In fact, we  don’t ‘sell’ our students at all because, well, children aren’t a commodity.  They’re people. Sometimes this simple fact gets lost among all of the (usually  bogus) claims that other companies make about their students. 

We develop our courses and tutorial  programs to meet unique needs of our students, and we treat each as having a unique and unlimited source of potential for intellectual growth. We  demand exceptional performance of ourselves because we remember how good it  feels to be young and inspired by an excellent teacher.

We are New Horizons. 

We invite you to first explore this site,then call and schedule a visit to one of our four locations. Get to know  us. Take the time to find out how we’ve helped thousands of international  students succeed in school and on standardized exams – and ask us how we  challenge your child to reach his or her fullest academic potential.  

Message From Our Director

Dear Students & Parents

On behalf of everyone at New Horizons I would like to welcome you to our schools and introduce you to our courses and educational philosophy. Our commitment at New Horizons is to provide an intellectually stimulating and academically challenging environment that will empower students to become innovative thinkers, creative problem solvers and inspired learners prepared to thrive as global citizens in the twenty-first century. 

All of our courses blend skills-based approaches to learning and teaching that incorporate specific objectives that will help students to achieve higher levels of proficiency and comprehension. Many students come to New Horizons with hopes of transitioning to more rigorous coursework at prestigious bilingual and international schools within China and renowned colleges and universities abroad. Our skills-based methods for language arts, test prep, and humanity courses are tailored to help students meet their academic goals. 

It is with pride that we hold these high standards of advancement for all our students and many of our students have gone on to great academic heights at top-20 globally ranked colleges and universities. 

In closing I would like to affirm that New Horizons continues to have one purpose, which is to ensure our students are totally prepared for success in whatever academic pursuit they choose. We look forward to meeting with you and discussing how we can help ensure that success.

Yours Sincerely,

Derek Meyer