Each summer, Horizons offers a six-week academic, cultural and recreational enrichment program to at-risk students from a diverse, low-income population.
Our students are in grades K-8 and live primarily in the Red Bank, NJ area. Horizons' goal is to offer more than 100 students the opportunity to attend Horizons during the summer. The Rumson Country Day School, founded in 1926 as an independent educational institution, seeks:
To provide students from all communities with a dynamic, challenging academic experience in a safe and supportive environment;
To nourish academic excellence, individual and social responsibility, civic awareness, and leadership skills;
To inspire our graduates to become life-long learners able to thrive, contribute, and excel in a demanding secondary school environment and in today's global society.Guided by a mission and environment that embraces both its history and its future, The Rumson Country Day School is a community that specializes in educating children from nursery through eighth grade. The school has a caring environment where passion for learning abounds and strong connections form between students and faculty. Always encouraged to try new experiences, RCDS students receive tremendous support from their teachers and classmates. As advisors and coaches, our adults inspire intellectual curiosity, accountability and compassion for others.
At this special time in a child’s development, we believe that placing your child in a family environment dedicated to recognizing strengths, nurturing skills and communicating with confidence is the greatest gift you can give. Strong academics, athletics, arts and technology are foundational to the program, giving students confidence and the ability to use their considerable intellect and drive for the greater good.
Kind, Honest, Responsible, Respectful are four qualities of character that serve as essential cornerstones of the RCDS experience. These character traits combined with performance characteristics such as resilience, teamwork and creativity are reinforced throughout campus life to create a well-balanced learning environment. Above all, we want our students to view RCDS as a second home.