Horizons - Lancaster Country Day School

“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.”  -William Butler Yeats
Horizons at Lancaster Country Day School is a public/private partnership offering a summer program that addresses the achievement and opportunity gaps of high-need children in the city of Lancaster. The heart of Horizons is an exemplary academic program that supports a cohort of students in reading, writing, math, and science, paired with swimming lessons, field trips, sports, and enrichment activities in music and the arts.  The same students return each summer through eighth grade and receive support and special Saturday programming all year long.

Learn more about Horizons National here.


In the Spotlight: Meg Reed leads summer learning program for Lancaster elementary students
LNP, July 9, 2017
Director Meg Reed receives "spotlight" treatment. More>
CHI St. Joseph Children’s Health awards $100,188 in grants
LNP, April 7, 2017
Horizons at Lancaster Country Day School, a health and wellness program for low-income public school children, received $15,700. More>

Horizons summer school teacher Anne Cyr wins national education award
LNP, April 7, 2017
Anne Cyr, who has served at Lancaster Country Day's Horizons summer program since its inception in 2015, was awarded the Lyn McNaught Teacher Award last week at Horizons' annual conference held in Greenwich, Connecticut. More>
Community Grant Recipients Posted
The Merchandiser, June 28, 2016
CHI St. Joseph Children's Health awarded Horizons at Lancaster Country Day School a $4,000 grant for its Horizons Health and Wellness Initiatives. More>

Country Day School's Horizons program wins $35,000 grant
LNP, December 3, 2015
Westfield Insurance Foundation has awarded a $35,000 family stability grant to the Horizons program of Lancaster Country Day School. More>
Program works to stop the ‘summer slide’
WGAL, July 27, 2015
Over the summer, students can lose a lot of what they learned during the school year. LCDS is doing what it can to stop the ‘summer slide’ for some School District of Lancaster students. More> 

Join the effort to fight hunger afflicting schoolchildren here
LNP, June 11, 2015
Former Sen. Mike Brubaker praises the LCDS Horizons program for providing meals to children this summer. More>

School’s in for summer: Horizons program keeps Lancaster kids on track for first grade
LNP, June 10, 2015
14 Lancaster students enrolled in a new six-week summer learning program at Lancaster Country Day School. It’s part of Horizons, a national organization that partners with private schools and colleges in 15 states. More> 
Summer program builds bonds between teens and first-graders
LNP, June 10, 2015
LCDS student Lindsay Socie formed a very special bond with students at Horizons, a new summer learning program at Lancaster Country Day School. More> 

Smart Talk: Summer learning program for low-income students
WITF, May 26, 2015
Executive Director Meg Reed and board member Mika McDougall discuss the Horizons summer program that is designed to help and enrich low-income students. Horizons is hosted by LCDS. More>

'I did it!': Kids who are blind and visually impaired learn to play the ukulele
LNP, April 10, 2015
Horizons at LCDS received a joint grant along with Vision Corps to buy 15 new ukuleles so our students can learn to play this summer. More>

News about the April 12 fundraiser with “Born to Run” bestselling author Christopher McDougall:

'Natural Born Heroes' finds barefoot runner authoring World War II adventure
LNP, April 8, 2015 More>

Running guru Chris McDougall to kick off book tour in Lancaster

Patriot News, April 6, 2015 More>

Event Will Aid Newest Program
Merchandiser, March 25, 2015 More>

Barefoot running guru launches new book at Lancaster fundraiser with parkour, knife throwing
LNP, March 23, 2015  More>

The Horizons Approach

Contact Us

Meg Reed, Executive Director
Horizons at LCDS
Lancaster Country Day School
725 Hamilton Rd.
Lancaster, PA 17603

An independent, college-preparatory school founded in 1908, Lancaster Country Day School combines a rigorous curriculum with a supportive and encouraging faculty to ensure that every preschool-12th grade student receives the best education available. In addition to Lancaster, students come from Hershey, York and Reading to become part of our vibrant, high-spirited community.

Lancaster Country Day School © 2013

725 Hamilton Road
Lancaster, PA 17603
Phone: (717) 392-2916