Horizons' Summer Learning Program Transforms Lives

We provide academic support to ensure a brighter future for our promising students.

We are getting ready for our 2019 Summer program!

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Host Schools

The Kent School, The Gunston School and Washington College will be hosting our summer program this year. Teachers recently met to begin planning some very engaging activities for our students.

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Dates

Students will begin on June 24th and their last day will be August 1st.  Bus transportation and pick-up points will be shared with families in June.

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Swimming Program

Our swimming program will be at Camp Pecometh this year.  Students in the Kent School program will swim on Tuesdays and Fridays.  Students in the Gunston program will swim on Mondays and Wednesdays.

Job Opportunities at Horizons

We are Hiring for our Summer Program!

If you are interested in working with promising students this summer to make a difference in their lives, please consider joining the Horizons team at Kent School in Chestertown or The Gunston School in Centreville.  We have a variety of positions available such as middle school teachers, assistants, and interns.  Our program serves Pre-K through grade 8 students and will begin on June 24th and conclude on August 2nd.  We offer two hours of instructional time in reading and math as well as enrichment lessons, field trips, and a swimming program two days a week. If you want to spend the summer working with a great group of people committed to outstanding work, send a letter of interest, resume, and two references to horizonsofkqa@gmail.com or:


Horizons of Kent and Queen Anne's

116 S. Lynchburg St., Suite B, 

Chestertown, MD  21620


Horizons of Kent and Queen Anne's is also looking for a person that would be interested in working with us for a period of one year as an AmeriCorps VISTA.  It would be a great opportunity to learn more about our program and the management of a nonprofit organization. For more information, please visit: 

https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=85838&fromSearch=true 



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About Us

Horizons of Kent and Queen Anne's offers a tuition-free, academic and enrichment program serving low-income, public school students on the campuses of The Gunston School in Centreville, Kent School in Chestertown, and Washington College in Chestertown. It provides a summer learning program for students in grades PreK-8 and a high school mentoring program for alumni of the summer program to keep them on track to graduate with a plan for a successful future.

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Summer Learning Program

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Six Weeks of Happiness

For six weeks in early summer, Horizons students are taught by skilled and nurturing educational professionals in small classes that are academically  and culturally diverse. The children who come to the program are recommended by teachers and counselors at their public elementary or middle school. After a healthy breakfast each day, children focus on targeted reading and mathematics lessons. The curriculum is student-centered and hands-on to maximize student engagement and retention. Our teachers tailor their instruction to address individual challenges, so the children can return to their classrooms in the fall performing at or above grade level. Afternoons are filled with swimming and water safety instruction, various on-campus enrichment activities, and field trips that teach students about their communities and the world.

High School Mentoring Program

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Support to Graduation

Alumni of our summer program are eligible to receive one-to-one mentoring services during their high school years to help keep them on track for graduation with a plan for future success.  The students and their mentors meet throughout the school year to talk about future goals, discuss career opportunities, and work through learning challenges.  This valuable program is funded by  a Kent Youth grant, a Kudner Fund of the Mid-Shore Community Foundation  grants as well as through generous donations from friends of Horizons.


Horizons of Kent and Queen Anne's offers  support to students from PreK through grade 12.  Horizons is committed to inspiring, building, and transforming students to ensure that they will enjoy a bright future.

Good Things are Happening at Horizons!

Inspiring, Building, Transforming

Support Us

Horizons of Kent and Queen Anne’s relies on donations and private grants for the majority of its work. We need community support to make our program possible. Please consider contributing to our work by making a donation today.

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