Horizons at Woodward

Horizons National is an award-winning summer program with a mission to close the achievement gap for disadvantaged students through educational opportunities on private school and university campuses. Horizons at Woodward is one of eight sites in the Horizons Atlanta network.

Horizons at Woodward Academy welcomed its first class of kindergarteners from Asa G. Hilliard Elementary School, in East Point, Georgia, in the summer of 2012. The students will return each summer, and a new class will be added until it is a full capacity K-8 summer program. This six-week, full-day educational enrichment program at Woodward balances academics and fun summer activities such as swimming lessons and field trips to locations such as Kids Gym USA, Zoo Atlanta, and Serenbe.

Developed by experts in the classroom from Woodward and local public schools, the curriculum offers engaging interactive learning with an interdisciplinary approach.

Weekly themes connect STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), reading, and the arts, to ensure a deeper level of learning. And with a very low student to teacher ratio, students experience the individualized attention they need to achieve greater academic success, increase their confidence, and become college bound and career-ready.

Advisory Board

Mr. Lee Conner
Ms. Mari Early
Dr. Daryl Felker
Dr. Nancy Gallups '84
Mr. Bob Hawks
Dr. Nancy Marsh '72
Mr. Jonathan Merrill
Mrs. Jessica Parsons
Mr. Chase Calhoun '17
Ms. Madison McGarrah '16
Ms. Adrienne Grainger-Smith
Mrs. Emily Hawkins



Upper School Volunteer Statistics

"Although Woodward is a private school, we also have a public purpose—a moral obligation—to serve the needs of our local community. Spend one hour with Horizons at Woodward and you will see directly the impact of the program on the children who participate and on our students who volunteer. Lives are changed and our community enriched."
-Dr. Stuart Gulley
Woodward Academy President
Horizons at Woodward would not be successful without a team of dedicated volunteers! Each summer Upper School students assist the teaching teams throughout the six-week program, earning up to 20 service hours. Whether contributing to the implementation of curriculum, instructing in the pool, or helping during lunch time and field trips, student volunteers are vital in creating the one-of-a-kind fun and educational atmosphere that transforms the lives of our students from Asa G. Hilliard.
Support Horizons
For more information, contact Jessica Parsons, Executive Director of Horizons at Woodward, at 404.765.2843 or jessica.parsons@woodward.edu
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