Horizons at Rumson Country Day School has operated on our campus for the past seventeen years. Each summer, Horizons offers a six-week academic, cultural and recreational enrichment program to at-risk students from a diverse, low-income population. Our students are in grades K-8 and live primarily in the Red Bank, NJ area. Horizons' goal is to offer more than 100 students the opportunity to attend Horizons during the summer. The Horizons Advisory Board plans to increase our ability to support students in need.
To prevent or reduce summer learning loss amongst Horizons students
To foster lifelong desire for learning
To provide cultural experiences and social growth
To insure that all Horizons children learn to swim, an important life skill that saves lives and builds confidence
Volunteers are an essential component of the Horizons programs. Volunteers support our professional teachers, offer cultural and recreational programs, and assist our chef in providing nutritional meals. Many RCDS alumni and their parents serve as volunteers to the Horizons children.
Horizons is able to operate thanks to the generous support from Rumson Country Day School, community-minded individuals, foundations, corporations and other charitable organizations. The cost of sending one child to Horizons for the summer is approximately $2,200.
Best in the Nation
Horizons National received the 2010 Excellence in Summer Learning Award from the National Summer Learning Association. Horizons also earned national recognition from the Wallace Foundation as one of the premier summer learning programs.
Jeff Andreski Rebecca Donington Carol Kane John Ketterer III Eileen Lushefski Lore Macdonald James Maguire Alison Maloney Kevin Nicholas Jane Orr Shawn Reynolds Chad B. Small - RCDS Head of School Laura Whisnand Thomas W. Widener Sandy Wohlstadter, MD