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

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

#HorizonsatDCD is proud to be part of the Boston After School & Beyond and the Boston Public School network that educated over 10,000 students this past summer! #5thquarteroflearning #6weeksofhappiness ... See MoreSee Less

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Horizons is looking for high school seniors in Boston and Dedham schools to serve on a Youth Panel in January for our current 9th graders to discuss first job experiences, networking and high school survival tips!

If you know any young people who might be interested in this opportunity, please refer them to Program Director, Wanny Munoz, at wmunoz@dcds.net or 781-915-2628.

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#HorizonsatDCD kicked-off their High School Program! Students and their parents engaged in a vision board and goal setting activity. It was an afternoon filled with BIG ideas and dreams! ... 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