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

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

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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Due to weather conditions and closed schools, tomorrow's Horizons event will be cancelled and rescheduled for another Saturday later this month. Stay tuned for updates! ... See MoreSee Less

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Due to weather conditions, if Boston Public Schools closes on Friday, Horizons will cancel our Youth Panel event this Saturday.

Please keep an eye out for a final decision tomorrow morning.

Thank you for your patience! Stay warm :D
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Have you RSVP'd for our exclusive 8th and 9th grade event this Saturday? Join us for an afternoon of networking and mentoring. ... 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