Our Host Schools



Each summer, Horizons of Kent and Queen Anne’s summer learning program serves 175 children at or below the poverty level, as part of a growing national initiative to reduce the summer slide.

We have three host schools that serve Horizons students from kindergarten through eighth grade–Kent School in Chestertown, The Gunston School in Centreville, and Washington College in Chestertown. 

  • Kent Schoolin historic Chestertown, hosts our Kent County program and serves students in grades K through 8. Students at the Kent School campus participate in a variety of indoor and outdoor academic and cultural enrichment activities.

  • Washington College, also in Chestertown, hosts the Kent County 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.

  • The Gunston School, situated on the Corsica River in Centreville, hosts our Queen Anne’s County program, and serves grades K through 3. Students at the Gunston campus participate in a variety of indoor and outdoor academic and cultural enrichment activities.

About Kent School

Kent School, located on the bank of the Chester River in historic Chestertown, Maryland, is an independent day school serving boys and girls from Preschool through Grade 8. The School’s mission is to guide its students in realizing their potential for academic, artistic, athletic, and moral excellence. The school’s family-oriented, supportive, student-centered environment fosters the growth of honorable, responsible citizens for our country and our diverse world. Kent School is excited to welcome Horizons back to its campus, where the Horizons program began on the Eastern Shore.

For more information about Kent School, call 410-778-4100 or visit www.kentschool.org.


About The Gunston School

The Gunston School is a private, co-ed college preparatory high school located on the Corsica River in Centreville, Maryland. Gunston offers an intellectually rigorous, highly personalized, and nurturing college preparatory educational experience. Valuing a healthy balance between mind and body, a strong sense of community, the creative process, and connection to the Chesapeake Bay, Gunston strives to educate ethically and environmentally minded scholars, citizens, and leaders for our globalized society.

For more information about The Gunston School, call 410-758-0620 or visit www.gunston.org.


About Washington College

Washington College was the first college chartered in the newly independent United States, and to this day is still defined by its close connection to America’s founding era, along with an appreciation for its beautiful Chesapeake Bay environment and a culture that fosters good writing. Since 1782, students have come to Washington College seeking not only an education, but an experience like no other. Offering rigorous coursework in the liberal arts, Washington College serves approximately 1,450 undergraduate students from 35 states and 40 nations, and has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12:1. Campus groups like the Douglass Cater Society of Junior Fellows and Model UN provide students with access to hands-on learning opportunities. Other student organizations are big on community service or the arts.

For more information about Washington College, call 410-778-2800 or visit www.washcoll.edu.