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 2019, approximately 126 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.