Civic Engagement at Westminster

Civic Engagement at Westminster School

Civic Engagement at Westminster includes Horizons at Westminster and Westminster in Hartford. These partnerships are the outgrowth of Westminster's 18 year commitment to Hartford.
Horizons at Westminster is part of a national network of award-winning, tuition-free, academic and enrichment programs serving low-income public school students on the campuses of independent schools, colleges, universities and charter schools across the country.
 
Nationally, Horizons is recognized as a transformational community-centered program proven to close the opportunity and achievement gaps for low-income children. The program’s focus on literacy and STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) programming is designed to inspire students to learn, achieve and experience greater academic success.
 
The Horizons project-based educational model is designed to inspire a lifelong passion for learning, using a combination of high-quality academics with cultural enrichment and confidence-building activities.
 
The Horizons at Westminster program takes place Monday through Friday for six weeks during the summer. During the school year, Horizons students also visit the campus for special Saturday programs.
Westminster in Hartford offers assorted initiatives that engage Westminster School in the Hartford community.
 
Fourth Form Courses
A selection of Fourth Form seminar courses help Westminster students learn to engage in meaningful dialogue and to better understand who they are and for what they stand. Students also study both the compositional elements of speech writing and the rhetorical devices that make for effective delivery.
 
Tutoring
Students, faculty, parents and staff visit various schools in Hartford — elementary, middle, and secondary — for the purposes of tutoring and providing additional assistance.
 
Loaves and Fishes
On the second Thursday of each month, constituents from the Westminster community help serve lunch at the Loaves and Fishes Ministries in Hartford.
 
Spring Break in Hartford
During spring break in March, students and faculty lend a hand to various service organizations (like Loaves and Fishes) and area schools.
 
Summer Academy at Westminster School (SAWS)
For four weeks in the summer, Westminster School opens its campus, primarily Armour Academic Center, to Covenant Preparatory School (CPS) — an all-boys, tuition-free, private middle school in Hartford. Westminster supports and supplements CPS’s required summer educational program with members of the Westminster community in the form of teachers and student volunteers.

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