What is the Horizons Summer Program?
Our program is designed to serve boys attending kindergarten through 8th grade. Our program began with one class of 15 students for each kindergarten and first grade in the summer of 2014. We will add a new kindergarten class each year.
Horizons 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. Students begin the day in academic classes that include reading, writing and math. Music, art, STEM and science classes are included in the curriculum as well as sports and swimming instruction. Classes are taught by experienced teachers. A healthy breakfast and lunch is provided everyday. There are field trips offered throughout the six-week program.
Goals of the Program
- To prevent or reduce summer learning loss
- To serve students from Greenwich Public Schools
- To foster a lifelong desire for learning
- To provide cultural experiences and social growth
- To insure that children learn to swim, a life skill that saves lives and builds confidence
Where is the program held?
The program takes place at Brunswick School (1252 King Street, Greenwich, CT 06830), an independent day school with a strong commitment to community outreach. The swimming program takes place the Brunswick School pool, with certified staff who will provide safe and enjoyable swimming instruction.
What are the dates and hours of the Summer Program?
The program runs for six weeks from June 26th through August 4th, 2017 (no program on July 4th). Children attend the program Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.
What is the cost for the program?
Horizons is a scholarship program and the only fee for families is a $25 registration fee for your child. You pay this fee only if your child is accepted into the program.
We provide bus transportation and you will be given complete information if your child is accepted into the program.
What is the attendance policy?
We have a very firm “no vacation” policy and children are expected to attend the program every day for the full six weeks. It is of utmost importance that your child arrive on time every morning and be picked up on time every afternoon.
When will parents receive admissions notification from Horizons?
You will be notified in April if we are able to enroll your child in this exciting summer program.
Whom do I contact if I have questions?
Executive Director – Marianne Ho Barnum