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

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This past Saturday, Horizons had their second quarterly High School Program Meet-Up. Our current 8th and 9th graders engaged in a Youth Panel with seniors from Boston Public Schools. The group practiced their networking skills and started planning for summer 2018!

A huge THANK YOU to Boston Student Advisory Council for providing such amazing student leaders for our Youth Panel. We would like to wish all our senior panelist the best of luck as they await their college acceptances!
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We're having our Youth Panel this Saturday! Networking & Pizza!

Make sure to RSVP!
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Make sure you RSVP for our 8th & 9th grade High School Youth Panel this Saturday! Horizons students will be hearing from high school seniors on tips for High School Survival and Networking.

Don't miss out! Email or call us today!
wmunoz@dcds.net or 781-915-2628
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Our next Re-enrollment night is this Thursday, January 11th at the Phineas Bates Elementary School from 4:45PM - 6:45PM. Make sure to RSVP by calling 781-915-2628 or sending us a message! ... 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