Our History


Since 1995, Horizons of Kent and Queen Anne’s has been affiliated with Horizons National Student Enrichment Program, Inc.–a distinctive and highly-successful summer learning model that began in 1964.

Horizons National sets standards and offers guidance, research, and support to each of its 51 affiliates.


The Horizons six-week summer program spans three area school campuses–Kent School in Chestertown, The Gunston School in Centreville, and Washington College in Chestertown. Together the programs on these three campuses serve over 150 students from Kindergarten through 8th grade.


Here are some key facts:

  • Horizons’ six-week summer program returns to the campus of Kent School this summer in 2018. The summer program in Kent County serves a total of 110 students, and has added an 8th grade in order to expand and improve the middle school program and has implemented a high school mentoring program for our graduating 8th graders.

  • In 2013, nearby Washington College welcomed the Middle School grades for classes and meals in the dining hall. During the academic year, Washington College’s Peer Mentors also host two separate Play Days for the Horizons students, providing educational games and fun that help them stay in touch with each other and the program between summer sessions.

  • In 2014, the Horizons program expanded into Queen Anne’s County and opened a second location at The Gunston School. The Gunston location is entering its fourth year and currently serves 50 Queen Anne’s County students from Kindergarten through third grade.

  • Horizons maintains a group of highly motivated and dedicated teachers from year to year.

  • Horizons’ Board of Directors is committed to providing learning and enrichment through the middle school years. This continued support will help our students gain more academic success, have less absenteeism, and have a better chance of completing high school.