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Who We Serve

Horizons Greater Washington serves 420 K-8 public and charter school students in families from underserved communities in Washington, DC and Maryland.

Since its inception, HGW has been committed to serving children from a broad range of academic ability. Typically we seek to enroll a class in which one-third of the students are above grade level and two-thirds are at or below grade level. Read more about the rationale for this central component of the Horizons philosophy.

To be eligible to attend HGW, students must qualify for the free or reduced school lunch program at the time of admission. Preference is given to students with siblings currently enrolled in the program.

Students are recommended by their teachers, typically for the summer after kindergarten and are re-enrolled for consecutive summers, continuing through middle school.

Bancroft Elementary School, Bishop Walker School, HD Cooke, Latin American Montessori Bilingual Public Charter School, and Rock Creek Forest Elementary School, Rolling Terrace Elementary School, and Simon Elementary School are instrumental in recommending students for HGW and promoting the program within their communities. In addition to our primary partner sender schools, our student population represents over 70 local DCPS, MCPS, and independent schools in DC and Montgomery County.