Serving children from the New Haven, CT community on the campus of The Foote School

Our Mission

Horizons at Foote is an academic and enrichment program dedicated to creating opportunities for New Haven Public School students from low-income families by providing a joyful, safe, inspiring learning environment, and empowering students to thrive in school and engage in an ever-changing world.


How Horizons Works

Students spend six weeks every summer from grades K-8 on the campus of The Foote School. In small classes led by professional teachers, students dive into a rich curriculum with a focus on reading, STEM, and art. Swimming and other confidence-boosting activities break down barriers to success and expose children to new opportunities. Students join Horizons the summer after kindergarten and return to the program each year through 8th grade, building lasting relationships with their teachers and peers, and developing life skills essential for success.

Program Goals

  • Stop summer learning loss through fun, experiential, and challenging academic enrichment taught by master teachers
  • Expose students to hands-on learning in technology, art, music, physical education, science and nature, nutrition and wellness
  • Provide students with two nutritious meals and a snack daily during a time when many students go hungry without the availability of school-based meal programs
  • Build lasting connections with children, families, and public schools in our greater community
  • Put independent school facilities and resources to work during the summer for a public purpose