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

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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It's #GivingTuesday! Join the movement and give back. Horizons closes the opportunity gap, changing families and communities one summer at a time. Click here to donate: goo.gl/UJ009S

Our academic enrichment program helps students from low-income families curb summer learning loss and empowers them to achieve their full potential. Thank you for making a difference in the life of a child!
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Join the movement and give back! As you do your online shopping this Cyber Monday, consider making a year-end gift to Horizons on November 29th, #GivingTuesday! Horizons closes the opportunity gap, changing families and communities one summer at a time. Our academic enrichment program helps students from low-income families curb summer learning loss and empowers them to achieve their full potential. Click here to donate: goo.gl/UJ009S ... See MoreSee Less

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On Thanksgiving morning Horizons participated in the Fifth Annual Family Gratitude Turkey Trot, which benefits a variety of local area charities. Participants enjoyed some exercise and fun before their big meal. Special thanks to Molly Cramer and Shila Wheeler for rallying an enthusiastic crowd to represent Horizons. Thank you, Horizons turkeys--what a great way to kick off the holidays! ... See MoreSee Less

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It's almost time to run, walk, or trot on over to the Family Gratitude Turkey Trot! Join Horizons in this fun family-friendly event. Give back to your community and enjoy a morning of exercise with friends and family before your big Thanksgiving dinner. Sign up today! There are activities for all ages. And please SHARE this.

November 24th on Thanksgiving morning at the Endicott Estate, 656 East Street, Dedham, MA

Kids 1/2 mile begins at 8am. 5K begins at 8:30 am
Learn more at active.com (click on running, Turkey Trot, Family Gratitude 5K)
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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