Horizons at New Canaan Country School
Horizons at New Canaan Country School (NCCS) started in 1964 and is the flagship program for what has become a national movement. There are now over 50 Horizons sites across the United States and counting. Horizons is a K-12 academic and enrichment program anchored by a six-week summer program, with afterschool and weekend programming throughout the school year. Our educational model has been confirmed to help eliminate the impact of the “summer slide” and bridge the opportunity gap faced by children from under-resourced communities. Each year we serve over 400 students, the majority of whom live in Stamford and Norwalk. We raise our entire budget annually from private sources to ensure that each child receives a full-scholarship for our programming.
Horizon builds brighter futures for K-12 students from low-income families by creating year-round academic, cultural and athletic opportunities, cultivating a safe and supportive community, nurturing potential, and inspiring individual dreams.