Our project-based educational model is designed to fuel a life-long passion for learning, using a blend of high-quality academics with cultural enrichment and confidence-building activities like swimming, arts, and sports.
Our model works.
Through the Horizons model, students achieve an average 4 months improvement in reading and math over the six-week summer session and a remarkable 91% of Horizons graduates attend college or other post-secondary training. Our students benefit from a 4 to 1 student to teacher ratio. We offer a holistic curriculum of reading, STEM, creative arts, social emotional learning, and athletics. We focus on building self-esteem and problem-solving skills. This model builds a lifelong interest in learning.
The Horizons Program at Sacred Heart University is committed to keeping children academically and socially engaged during the summer and throughout the school year. With the support of talented teachers, our students develop self-confidence and begin to embrace a more expansive view of what is possible, including attending college.
In small classes led by professional teachers, students dive into a rich curriculum of reading, STEM, athletics and special events. The Horizons student focuses on building self-esteem and problem-solving skills. This model builds a lifelong interest in learning in our students.
Children join Horizons the summer before Kindergarten and are invited to return to the program each year. This structure enables them to build lasting relationships with their teachers and peers and cultivate life skills essential for success. This long-term commitment means that children in Horizons will accumulate learning gains, instead of learning losses.