Horizons at Foote
Foote's new summer academic enrichment program, Horizons at Foote, had an incredible inaugural summer in 2015. We welcomed 48 low-income New Haven Public School students entering grades 1, 2 & 3 to campus for a six-week, full-day program that combined literacy, math, arts, technology and play with daily swimming at Albertus Magnus College. Each day, the students enjoyed a healthy breakfast and lunch served family-style. They participated in yoga, gymnastics, sports, art and music, tended a garden, and enjoyed enriching field trips to the beach, a farm and an art gallery.
The goal of the program is to reverse summer learning loss and help close the student achievement gap. As a sign of Foote's commitment to the new program, several current and former faculty members, alumni and current students signed on as classroom teachers, interns and swim instructors.
Horizons children return to the program for nine summers. Each year, as our students move up, we will enroll a new class of 16 Kindergartners.
Horizons at Foote is part of a network of independently run summer programs held on the campuses of independent schools and colleges across the country. Horizons boast incredible success with improving student learning outcomes and boosting confidence.
Horizons students receive full scholarships, funded through independent donations and grants.