• Academic enrichment summer program
  • Project based academic learning
  • Horizons Extraordinary Summers
  • Helping low income kids
  • Horizons reverses the summer slide
  • Life altering intervention for kids

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

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More summer highlights from our project-based learning themes! Our fourth graders learned about conserving resources and energy as they constructed their solar ovens with pizza boxes, tinfoil, plastic wrap, tape and paper! #6weeksofhappiness ... See MoreSee Less

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Our PreK students take a break from class to harvest fresh vegetables that they grew! #6weeksofhappiness #Rodman4kids ... See MoreSee Less

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Take a look at some highlights from the program this summer! #6weeksofhappiness ... See MoreSee Less

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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