Horizons at Harley makes a nine-year commitment to students from the Rochester City School District, Kindergarten through 8th grade, and provides year-round support and mentorship for high school students.

Our Program

The Horizons Student Enrichment Program at The Harley School is a summer learning program with support throughout the school year for students from low-income families enrolled in the Rochester City School District. Horizons is committed to the development of the whole child through focused reading, writing, and mathematics instruction; project-based learning; and enrichment opportunities. A six-week K-8 summer academic and enrichment program forms the core of Horizons. Classes are small by design, with a 1:5 adult to student ratio. Total annual attendance across all grades is 135 students on average. Students attend for nine years, from Kindergarten through 8th grade. The hands-on, project-based curriculum, supplemented by reading specialists, a librarian, and student volunteers from The Harley School, has proven to counteract the negative effects of summer learning loss. All students are taught how to swim, an important life skill that builds confidence and physical fitness.

Rise, a new Horizons at Harley program, provides year-round academic support and enrichment for high school students from the city of Rochester, many of whom will be the first in their family to attend college. Students enter Rise upon graduating the traditional Horizons summer program in 8th grade and work with a Horizons school counselor to create an individualized academic plan that focuses on high school graduation and beyond.

6 Weeks
A six-week K-8 summer academic and enrichment program forms the core of Horizons.
8-12 Week Gains
Students make consistent gains in reading and math over each 6-week summer session.
95% Daily
Daily attendance at Horizons is almost 95%.
5:1 Student-Teacher Ratio
Horizons classrooms have a ratio of 1 teacher to every 5 students.
150 Students
Horizons serves more than 150 students from the city of Rochester each year.
95% Return Every Summer
Nearly 95% of Horizons students return every summer.
13 Years
Horizons students attend for nine summers and then join Rise, our year-round high school program.
95% Graduate High School
More than 95% of Horizons students graduate high school, compared to 53% in the Rochester City School District.