Horizons at St. Patrick's
St. Patrick’s is a proud member of Horizons Greater Washington, a summer-based intervention designed to help students from low-income families 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, Maret, and Norwood schools, a partnership that is 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. Pleasant—in the summer of 2018, approximately 124 in Grades 1 to 9—over six intensive weeks during the summer and several 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 frequent 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 summer of 2017 was the first "graduation" of students heading into Grade 9 who had spent nine consecutive summers in Horizons at St. Patrick's
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.
Elaine del Cerro
St. Patrick's Parents Association Vice President for Horizons
Horizons Greater Washington Board Member
Summer Program Dates:
Orientation and Set Up Week: June 17-21, 2019
Six-week Summer Program: June 24-August 2, 2019
Annual Horizons Spring Benefit:
Friday, April 26, 2019
Employment opportunities with Horizons Greater Washington can be found here.