• Project based academic learning
  • Academic enrichment summer program
  • Helping low income kids
  • Horizons reverses the summer slide
  • art picture
  • Horizons at DCD Recognized as Leader in Summer Programs
  • swimming pic

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

Take a look at this piece on Meredith Laban's return and the Horizons program from the DCD bulletin. This is an exciting year for Horizons, as our founding class is poised to enter high school. Students return to campus tomorrow! goo.gl/MrnfVP ... See MoreSee Less

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ATTENTION: Horizons begins our 9th Summer at DCD on Thursday, June 29th from 8:30AM-3PM.

All families will be receiving emails and phone calls from our program staff with information about Bus Schedules, Items to Bring and our Program Calendar.

If you have any questions, please call our Program Director Wanny Munoz at 781-915-2628.
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Jumping for joy because our #SuperSaturdayTesting last week was such a success! We can't wait to see more families this Saturday! #HorizonsatDCD ... See MoreSee Less

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Horizons at Dedham Country Day updated their cover photo. ... See MoreSee Less

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Due to your support on #HorizonsGivingDay, we won the 2017 Increase Prize. This means that our program won an extra $5,000 because we raised 62% more than we did last year, bringing our total to over $6,200! Thank you all so much for your continued support of our program, it is greatly appreciated! ... 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