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

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

We've made it to the to the big leagues and tickets are selling fast! Join us Saturday, April 8th at Fenway Park for a wonderful evening of celebration at Horizons Big League Benefit! Buy tickets now at goo.gl/yWLOmG or email swheeler@dcds.net ... See MoreSee Less

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We've got the cure for spring fever! Join us Saturday, April 8th at Fenway for a wonderful evening of celebration at Horizons' Big League Benefit! You will hear from Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Ron Suskind, meet former Red Sox Infielder “Sweet Lou” Merloni, bid on exciting auction items and learn about our fantastic program…all while enjoying a terrific view of historic Fenway Park! Buy tickets now! goo.gl/yWLOmG or email swheeler@dcds.net for tickets. ... See MoreSee Less

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What's better than Fenway Park in the spring? How about enjoying Fenway at night while supporting Horizons?! Join us Saturday, April 8th at Fenway Park for a wonderful evening of celebration at our Big League Benefit! Buy tickets now! Email swheeler@dcds.net or buy online goo.gl/yWLOmG You won't want to miss this spectacular evening! And please SHARE this! ... See MoreSee Less

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We've made it to the to the big leagues! Join us Saturday, April 8th at Fenway Park for a wonderful evening of celebration at Horizons Big League Benefit! Buy tickets now! goo.gl/yWLOmG ... See MoreSee Less

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What's better than Fenway Park in the spring? How about enjoying Fenway at night while supporting Horizons?! Join us Saturday, April 8th at Fenway Park for a wonderful evening of celebration at our Big League Benefit! Buy tickets now! goo.gl/yWLOmG You won't want to miss this spectacular evening! ... 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