New Vistas is an independent, non-sectarian, non-profit institution open to students of all races, creeds, ethnic, and socio-economic backgrounds.
Mission of the School
Fostering academic and personal growth, NVS provides children with learning, attention, and emotional challenges an opportunity to reach their full potential.
The philosophy of New Vistas School is based on the following principles:
Students with learning and attention difficulties have the potential and the desire to learn; Students can succeed if they are taught to build on their strengths and to address weaknesses;
Mastery of basic skills and valid academic accomplishments have positive effects on the students’ self-confidence and self-esteem;
Problem-solving lifelong learners.
Given appropriate remediation and a challenging academic program, successful transition to another school and/or college attendance is a viable option for most NVS students.
A school’s responsibilities include providing a safe, nurturing environment that fosters the development of personal characteristics, including responsibility, self-discipline, and respect for others – all necessary for productive citizenship.
As learning problems know no economic bounds, so, too, economic status should not be a barrier to attendance at NVS. Therefore community involvement ( or outreach) and fund raising are an integral part of our school.
To prepares students for successful transition into traditional school settings and/or further study at the college or career level;
To remediate deficiencies in basic, essential skills;
To focus on academic challenges appropriate for students of average to above average potential;
To stress problem-solving, critical thinking, and organizational skills, in an attempt to build on strengths and to compensate for weaknesses;