Serving Children from Germantown on the campus of Greene Street Friends School

Program Elements

Our focus on literacy and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) programming inspires students to learn, achieve, and experience greater academic success. But most of all, we instill a love of learning. Our program also includes swimming instruction, breakfast and lunch, field trips, recreation, arts, and an overall emphasis on family involvement. 

We embrace this same educational philosophy and highly-customizable curriculum. We train teachers with the Horizons teaching philosophy and give them the freedom to create inspiring, energized classrooms. Every Horizons program is unique, yet they all share core elements.  


Horizons students all qualify for free and reduced lunch, and reflect the diversity of our community. When they first come to Horizons, most students are performing below grade level.

2018 Horizons


Horizons head teachers are paid professionals, from public schools, independent schools, and universities, all working together. Our small class sizes (with a 15:2 student to teacher ratio) and our student-centered approach to project-based learning brings our teachers, students, and families back year after year.

1st grade teaching team 2018
1st Grade Teaching Team 2018: Jhannell Small (lead teacher) & Arelis Hamilton (teaching assistant)

Learn more about the Horizons Teacher Experience.