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

Happy New Year from all of us at Horizons! 2017 will be an exciting year for us as we reach a wonderful milestone and add a class of eighth graders! ... See MoreSee Less

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Tuckered out from the holidays? So are we! Take time to relax this holiday season. Look out for Horizons updates in the new year at our website: horizonsgreaterboston.org ... See MoreSee Less

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In honor of holiday baking season, today's TBT shows our students enjoying their new sweet creation in cooking class, which was a popular new elective for our middle schoolers last summer. Tis' the season of treats! ... See MoreSee Less

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Our students had Pats fever well before playoff season started--here they are in gear at Gillette Stadium. Watch out Broncos! ... See MoreSee Less

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2015 Annual Report to Donors

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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