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

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

Don't forget to RSVP to our Horizons Family Halloween Party!

We'll be playing lots of fun halloween-themed games, taking silly pictures at the photo booth, and making SLIME! Also, some of our amazing volunteers from the summer will be there to hang out and help out.

Don't miss out... RSVP with Alexis now at vista@dcds.net or 781-915-2626
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We're excited to announce our annual Halloween Party date! You'll get a chance to see friends, teachers, and volunteers from the summer, and we'll have lots of fun crafts and games. Don't miss out!

Can't wait to see all of our awesome families there... And don't forget your costumes!!!

Please RSVP with vista@dcds, and email or call with any questions.
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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