About Us

Wider Horizons School is a family environment where everyone knows everyone else.
Children feel safe and can be themselves.

Wider Horizons School has evolved into a college preparatory academic program that
believes character development is the basis of a quality education. Self-discipline,
responsible actions and respect for self and others are the building blocks of character
stressed at WHS.

The professional staff at WHS are dedicated, caring people. They facilitate student’s
independent learning, build self-competence, and the willingness to take responsibility
for personal choices. All teachers have at least four-year degrees and those working in
the Montessori levels have Montessori training. WHS has a low student-teacher ratio
that encourages individualized learning. Students are encouraged to work at their
optimal level and progress as quickly as they master the material. Every student’s
program is individualized allowing him/her to work years ahead of his/her chronological age.

Domenick and Julie Maglio
Dr. Domenick and Mrs. Julie Maglio established Wider Horizons School in 1983. After
graduating from the State University of New York at New Paltz, they joined the Peace
Corps and served in the jungle of Peru developing nuclear schools and began to form their
own ideas for a private school. Both Dr. and Mrs. Maglio taught in public schools. Dr.
Maglio spent a decade teaching education at the college level.