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God met every need

April 30, 2018
By Sarah Otteson

"My husband and I initially saw video clips about the school two years before actually attending. I don’t remember where we saw it or exactly what it said that caught our attention but it tugged at our hearts. At the time, we were in the Lake Oswego Public School system; supposedly the best in the state. For many reasons, too long to share here, we weren’t impressed. We had believed that private school was a long shot especially while we were paying very expensive daycare costs. But we continued to have the discussions. A few months went by and we saw the same video clip. This time we were church shopping and decided that if we wanted to go to Horizon as a school then we should get to know the community it was connected too.

That was September 2016 and we haven’t left.

God met EVERY need.

At the same time our daughter was leaving daycare, the school was offering Variable Tuition. The cost of what we were paying for daycare would put both kids in private school. For us this made it where there were no excuses. 


Our son Dorian was VERY vocal that he didn’t want to go. He doesn’t like change much. With a little convincing to just try a shadow day so that we could have a family discussion about the whole thing, he agreed. Since that shadow day he will tell you how much he LOVES Horizon. He had to go! He listed all the reasons that he wanted to go. He would come home every day after public school to say that he couldn’t wait to attend Horizon. He saw the difference in the school, the teachers, the students. They all wanted to be there and supported one another. On the playground, it wasn’t a matter of who do I exclude but how do we include others. 

Our family loves the community and partnership we have in Horizon, as a school and as a church. Our family is thriving. It’s not always perfect, no place or person is. But the biggest difference is that all our hearts are in it. We all have the best of intentions to work together for the best of everyone. It’s a partnership of growing together. It takes a village to raise a family! Our family has chosen Horizon to be our home. Support and Love for each part of the family through Jesus Christ. “Everybody is somebody and Jesus is All” (Luke 15:20)"

Cliff, Elisabeth, Dorian (Grade 5), Adrielle (Kindergarten), Kazuki Yokomizo (ISP Japan)- Grade 10


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Posted in Elementary School
Mrs. Stuart says:
May 08, 2018 07:01 PM CST
And we are blessed to have you part of our family at Horizon!