Horizons at The Ethel Walker School is an all-girls six-week summer academic enrichment program that includes cultural enrichment and recreational activities for Hartford public school students who have finished their Kindergarten or first grade year and are eligible for federal free/reduced-price lunch.
The full-day program includes transportation from feeder school locations, a healthy breakfast, lunch, and snack, field trips and daily swimming.
Providing hands-on learning, building confidence, developing problem-solving skills and enhancing academic self-esteem are our focus:
- Academic classes include reading, writing, math, science and technology
- Music, art, sports and swimming instruction are also important program components
- Classes are taught by experienced teachers who work alongside assistant teachers and classroom assistants
- The student:teacher ratio is 5:1
Students are recommended to Horizons by their teachers, and are re-enrolled for consecutive summers, starting after their Kindergarten year and continuing through eighth grade.
The curriculum is designed to support the feeder school’s academic goals, and aligns with the educational philosophy and best practices of The Ethel Walker School.
The enrollment fee for families is a one time registration fee of $25. Preference is given to siblings.
The goal of the Saturday Academies is to maintain relationships with Horizons students throughout the academic school year. Horizons at The Ethel Walker School will hold four Saturday Academies for students enrolled in the summer program. When possible, Saturday Academies will include educational opportunities for parents to further their daughters' academic goals.