Academic Focus


There is something truly special about a group of students all working toward a common goal. Every afternoon at Horizons, you can find students reading a book together, working in small groups to solve a real-world math problem, building models with clay, creating a PowerPoint presentation with a partner, and much more. 

Over the summer, students in pre-kindergarten through fifth grade have the opportunity to use well-resourced space at St. Richard's Episcopal School, and students in sixth through eighth grade travel to Butler University and spend their program time on campus at Jordan Hall. 

We know that working at your own pace is an important part of the learning process. That's why Horizons maintains a student to staff ratio of 5:1, and hires licensed lead teachers and talented assistant teachers to differentiate instruction and individualize every student's learning experience over the summer.

Additionally, dedicated reading specialists at both St. Richard's Episcopal School and Butler University work one-on-one with students who need extra support in particular academic areas. 

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I like doing reading strategies because you learn how to read so when you go back to school or go home you can read all you want.
— Horizons Second Grade Student