Horizons at Mattahunt Elementary School

Horizons at Mattahunt, in partnership with Boston Public Schools, offers a tuition-free academic enrichment summer program to students from Mattapan and surrounding communities. We make a long-term investment in every Horizons student, promising a scholarship every summer from the grade they join the program, to 8th grade.

Our unique approach combines academics with a focus on math and literacy, field trips, swimming instruction, music, and art to develop the whole child. Founded in 2019, this 5-week program takes place on the Mattahunt Elementary School campus.

A typical day for students starts at 8:30 am with a healthy breakfast. At 9:00 am, all students begin their academic classes. Students receive more than 3.5 hours of academic programming daily, divided evenly between math and literacy. Swim lessons and a healthy lunch follow. Afternoons are devoted to special STEM and enrichment activities like yoga and music until 2:30 pm dismissal.

Our program is holistic. Every week we take students on eye-opening field trips that include businesses, farms, museums, and the Boston Nature Center.