Important Things To know
Questions and Answers
Here are answers to some commonly asked questions. If you need more information, please contact Marianne Ho Barnum, Executive Director, Horizons at Brunswick School.
Horizons at Brunswick School is a nine-year summer academic enrichment program serving low-income Greenwich public school boys who are eligible for the federal free/reduced price lunch program. It operates a two-tiered program: a six-week Summer Program and school-year Saturdays for students and their families. Students begin the day in academic classes, including reading, writing and math. Music, art, STEAM and science classes are included in the curriculum as well as sports and swimming instruction. Classes are taught by experienced teachers. A healthy breakfast, lunch and snacks are provided every day. Field trips are offered throughout the six-week summer program.
- Prevent or reduce summer learning loss
- Serve boys from low-income families attending Greenwich Public Schools
- Foster a lifelong desire for learning
- Provide cultural experiences and social growth
- Ensure that children learn to swim, a life skill that saves lives and builds confidence
The program takes place at Brunswick School (1252 King Street, Greenwich, CT 06830), an independent day school with a strong commitment to community outreach. Brunswick provides the use of its facility and transportation vehicles but not direct financial support. The swimming program uses the Brunswick School pool, with certified staff who provide safe and enjoyable swimming instruction.
The Summer Program runs for six weeks every summer. This year’s dates are June 29th – August 6th, 2020. Students attend the program Monday through Friday from 8:30am until 3:30pm.
The Horizons at Brunswick School program includes six Saturdays during the school year from 9:00am until 12:30pm. The 2020/2021 dates will be: September 19, November 21, January 8, February 20, April 24, and May 15.
Horizons is a scholarship program and the only fee for families is a $35 registration fee per child. You pay this fee only if your child is accepted into the program.
We provide bus transportation from three local elementary schools. You will be given complete information if your child is accepted into the program.
We have a very firm “no vacation” policy, and students are expected to attend the program every day for the full six weeks during the summer. It is of utmost importance that your child not miss more than two unexcused days to optimize learning.
You will be notified in March if we are able to enroll your child in the program.
Executive Director, Marianne Ho Barnum