Horizons at Dedham Country Day School (DCD) is an academic summer enrichment program that serves low-income Boston and Dedham students. Utilizing DCD facilities, this nonprofit program focuses on closing the achievement gap between low-income elementary school children and their more advantaged peers. Horizons at DCD was founded in 2009 as the first Massachusetts affiliate of the nationwide Horizons network of summer learning programs. Growing by one class annually since its founding, the program now serves approximately 150 students in 10 grades (Pre-K through Grade 8).

For more information on Horizons, email Executive Director Meredith Laban at mlaban@dcds.net or visit horizonsgreaterboston.org

Our Mission

Horizons builds brighter futures for low-income children in the Greater Boston area. The Horizons academic program begins in prekindergarten and serves its students throughout their educational careers helping them build self-confidence and realize their full potential.

Designed to prevent summer decline and close the opportunity and achievement gaps, the program
  • Improves academic performance and motivation.
  • Increases self-esteem by developing fundamental life skills such as learning to swim.
  • Provides extensive enrichment experiences through a variety of activities including the arts and weekly field trips.

Job Openings at Horizons

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  • Horizons Program Director

    Horizons at DCD is seeking a Program Director to manage all aspects of the summer and year-round education programs. Working closely with the Executive Director, the Program Director will ensure high-quality, effectively run programs for all grade levels and will play a key role in building a new high school program. The Program Director will be responsible for building strong relationships with Horizons students, families, staff, and volunteers, as well as partners in the Boston and Dedham public schools. As part of a small team, the Program Director will also participate in a variety of administrative activities.

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  • Horizons Program Lower School Lead Teacher

    Horizons at DCD is seeking a dedicated and effective Second Grade Lead Teacher with a dynamic talent for creating and nurturing a lifelong love of learning in children. We are looking for a talented, passionate, caring professional who will work as a team player to support this vibrant program, fulfill the Horizons mission, and create a joyous, inclusive, inspiring and educational culture. The Lead Teacher will work with a teaching assistant and a reading specialist, and will be supported by the Program and Executive Director. It is our hope that Horizons summer staff members will return to the program for more than one summer as we continue to work together, support our students, and build the program and the community.
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  • Horizons Program Middle School Dean

    Horizons at DCD is seeking a dedicated and effective Middle School Dean with a dynamic talent for creating exciting and enriching programming for Middle School students. We are looking for a talented, passionate, caring professional who will work as a team player to support this vibrant program, fulfill the Horizons mission, and create a joyous, inclusive, inspiring and educational culture. The Middle School Dean will work with a middle school team of six, a social worker, and will be supported by the Program and Executive Director. It is our hope that Horizons summer staff members will return to the program for more than one summer as we continue to work together, support our students, and build the program and the community.
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  • Horizons Program Middle School Lead Teacher

    Horizons at DCD is seeking a dedicated and effective Lead Middle School Teacher with a dynamic talent for creating and nurturing a lifelong love of learning in children. We are looking for a talented, passionate, caring professional who will work as a team player to support this vibrant program, fulfill the Horizons mission, and create a joyous, inclusive, inspiring and educational culture. The Lead Teacher will work with a teaching assistant and a reading specialist, and will be supported by the Program and Executive Director. It is our hope that Horizons summer staff members will return to the program for more than one summer as we continue to work together, support our students, and build the program and the community.
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