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

1 week ago

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A BIG THANK YOU to all who came out in support of us on #HorizonsGivingDay Your support helped us raise funds to continue building brighter futures for our students! We even won the 2 pm Power Hour, and an extra $500! Thank you all so much for your continued support of our program, it is greatly appreciated! ... See MoreSee Less

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2 weeks ago

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The 2PM #PowerHour winner is Horizons at Dedham Country Day! Congrats! #HorizonsGivingDay ... See MoreSee Less

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Hourly prizes from 8:00 AM-7:00 PM EST!
Every EVEN hour, we’ll draw a “Power Hour” prize winner: the affiliate with the 50th donation that hour gets $500! End of every ODD hour, we’ll award our “Golden Ticket” prize: $500 to an affiliate randomly drawn among programs who received a donation that hour. Good luck! #HorizonsGivingDay bit.ly/2jZ1eft
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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