• Horizons reverses the summer slide
  • swimming pic
  • Helping low income kids
  • Project based academic learning
  • Horizons at DCD Recognized as Leader in Summer Programs
  • Academic enrichment summer program
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A promise to every student.

Ten extraordinary summers.

That's the Horizons difference.

Horizons at Dedham Country Day offers a tuition-free academic enrichment summer program to students of low-income families from neighborhoods in Boston and Dedham.

We make a long-term investment in every pre-kindergartner, promising ten consecutive summers of learning through 8th grade. A life-altering intervention, the Horizons program changes the trajectory of the lives of our students–and directly impacts their families and our community.

The Program

Our unique approach combines project-based academic learning, field trips and swimming instruction. For six weeks students explore science, music, theater and art in addition to reading and math lessons to combat what’s known as “summer slide.”

What we’re up to

Summer re-enrollment begins tonight at Dedham Country Day School from 6-8PM!

We hope to see you all there :D Don't fall behind on Summer time!
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Our first Re-enrollment Night is tomorrow, 12/13 at Dedham Country Day School from 6-8PM.

Please bring your child's most recent physical and your application fee!

RSVP by calling 781-915-2628 or emailing wmunoz@dcds.net
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ATTENTION HORIZONS FAMILIES: Make sure you're summer ready by attending one of our re-enrollment nights! ... See MoreSee Less

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Join us tomorrow at the Needham Holiday Boutique Pop-Up Shop right on Great Plain Ave! So many great gift ideas with 10% of all sales going towards Horizons at DCD!

Rock Paper Scissors
Stitched Needham
Perennial Designs
Michelle for Beautycounter and Safer, Healthier, Better Living
Rebeccah J handmade leather goods
And more!
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"Only about half of Massachusetts’ eighth-grade students read at or above grade level — but that’s the highest rate of reading proficiency in the nation…Massachusetts also posts some of the nation’s widest gaps in achievement."

—WBUR Learning Lab, 7/1/15