Serving students from under-resourced communities in the Greater Philadelphia area

Horizons Greater Philadelphia

Founded in 1964 and expanding nationally since 1995, Horizons is a national network of high-quality, tuition-free, immersive, academic and enrichment programs for children from low-income families. The Horizons model provides out-of-school-time supports for the duration of a child’s K-12th grade career.

After years of experience, Horizons has learned that forming a region of programs is an effective way to have the greatest impact on students, families, and the community. In 2019, Horizons Greater Philadelphia was formed with its partner locations, Horizons at the Episcopal Academy and Horizons at Greene Street Friends. Over the next 2-3 years, Horizons Greater Philadelphia plans to expand to house at least 4 regionally coordinated sites, eventually enabling more than 500 Philadelphia area students to participate in Horizons.

Each Horizons Greater Philadelphia site is unique, representing the diverse traditions and opportunities of their host institutions and maintaining deep connections to their local communities. Our sites share best practices and professional development, enhance collaboration among teachers and students, and support the growth Philadelphia area programs.