Horizons Assistant Teachers

A HAT (Horizons Assistant Teacher) is a high school or college student, age 16 or older, who is  interested in a full-time position working with Horizons students ages 6 through 15. There are a limited number of paid positions available each summer; many HATs choose to volunteer as part of their service learning/community service requirements. All HATs must commit to the full seven weeks of the Horizons Summer Program (including a one-week staff orientation). We welcome applications from St. Patrick's alumni.

Each HAT needs to go through a short interview process so that s/he clearly understands what the job entails. Given the time required for the HAT position, we recommend against those individuals taking on another “part time” job during Horizons. 

For more information or to apply for this position, please contact St. Patrick's Site Director Rachel Levin or Assistant Site Director Annie Miller

Horizons at St. Patrick's


t. Patrick’s is a proud member of Horizons Greater Washington, a summer-based intervention intended to help low-income students continue learning at a time when they might otherwise experience a decline in their academic development. The regional Horizons Greater Washington nonprofit organization is comprised of St. Patrick's along with Maret and Norwood. The St. Patrick’s Board of Trustees views this partnership as reflective of our broader commitment to the Washington, D.C. community.

Since 2009, St. Patrick's has hosted Horizons students from Bancroft Elementary in Mt. Pleasantapproximately 135 in Grades 1 to 9over six intensive weeks during the summer and six Saturdays during the school year for academic programming that helps students to reach their full potential. Students take part in language arts, STEM, art, and music classes; eat nourishing breakfasts and lunches; learn to swim; participate in weekly field trips; and become part of a family of caring teachers and staff. St. Patrick's welcomes each Horizons participant as a rising Grade 1 student and commits to that child and his or her family for nine consecutive years of service.

The greater St. Patrick’s community plays a critical role in the success of the Horizons program at St. Patrick's. The program provides opportunities for alumni to serve as Horizons Assistant Teachers (HATs), for school families to volunteer, and for St. Patrick’s teachers to share their incredible skills with another group of students. Horizons at St. Patrick's also relies on the generosity of the greater Day School community for financial and in-kind support.

For more information, please contact Grade 3 teacher and St. Patrick's Horizons Site Director Rachel Levin.

Horizons Greater Washington is one of more than 50 affiliates of the National Horizons Student Enrichment Program.

Contact Information

Rachel Levin
St. Patrick's Site Director

Annie Miller
St. Patrick's Assistant Site Director

2016-2017 Dates

Saturday Program Dates

October 17, November 14, January 28, February 25, March 18, May 6

Annual Horizons Spring Benefit
April 28, 2017

Orientation Week and Classroom Setup
Monday, June 19 through Friday, June 23 

Six-Week Program
Monday, June 26- Friday, August 4