We will provide our valuable Horizons program remotely this summer to our 100+ Greenwich public School boys because we cannot let this pandemic reverse the wonderful progress we have achieved. This year, our Horizons work is needed more that ever. With your help, we can continue to make a difference.
The Summer Program
Horizons at Brunswick is a six-week summer enrichment program of academic, cultural and recreational activities for boys who attend Greenwich public schools and are eligible for Federal Free/Reduced-Price lunch. Our program began with two classes of 15 kindergarten and first grade students in the summer of 2014. In each subsequent year, we have added one new Kindergarten class and will continue to do so until our oldest boys enter 8th grade. The program is full-day and includes transportation from partner school locations, healthy breakfast, lunch, and snacks, field trips and daily swimming.
The curriculum is designed to support the Greenwich Public School’s academic goals and aligns with best practices at both Greenwich Public Schools and Brunswick School. The focus is on experiential learning, building confidence, developing problem-solving skills and enhancing academic self-esteem. Students begin the day in academic classes that include reading, writing, math and STEAM. Music, art, technology and science classes are also included in the curriculum as well as sports and swimming instruction.
Students are recommended by their teachers and are re-enrolled for consecutive summers, starting after their Kindergarten year and continuing through middle school. The student teacher ratio is 5:1 and classes are led by veteran public and private school teachers who work along with assistant teachers and classroom assistants.
The enrollment fee for families is $35 per summer and preference is given to siblings.
The Saturday Program
The goal of the Saturday Program is to maintain a relationship with the Horizons students and their families between September and June. Horizons at Brunswick holds six Saturday morning programs for students enrolled in the summer program. Parents are invited to attend educational workshops during this time. The morning cumulates in a fun and inspiring family activity.
If you are a parent of a boy currently in Kindergarten from Hamilton Avenue School, Julian Curtiss School or New Lebanon School and are free- or reduced-price lunch eligible, please consider applying for the program. Please read the “Fact Sheet”.