Serving Children from Norwalk and Stamford
The 400 under-resourced students we serve from Norwalk and Stamford discover the joy of learning, acquire skills for success, and gain inspiration to achieve their dreams.
Students can begin their Horizons journey in Kindergarten, and prior to this year we had additional entry points in the second and sixth grades. In the 2020-2021 admissions cycle we begun a phased shift of our entry years with the goal of starting more students earlier to increase our ability to meet key academic milestones and better prepare students for academic transitions. We eliminated the sixth grade entry year and admitted 16 new students in fourth grade. In the 2021-2022 admissions cycle we increased our Kindergarten admissions to 24 students and will continue to admit 12 second grade students and 16 fourth grade students. Once accepted, students return year after year through high school. It's a long-term and deep engagement with students who come to us with a broad range of academic ability. Given this opportunity, Horizons students thrive.
In the project-based Horizons approach, kids "learn by doing." They become inspired as they explore reading, math, science, music, theater, art, swimming, and other activities that cultivate creativity and leadership. And it works. Once a student is enrolled in Horizons, anything seems possible.