The Summit School

664 Central Ave E
Edgewater, MD 21037-0210
Tel: (410)798-0005
Grades: 1-8 | 107 students
Serving bright students with dyslexia and other learning differences.
Serving bright students with dyslexia and other learning differences.
At The Summit School, HOW we teach is as important as WHAT we teach.
It is a school where DIFFERENCE can mean EXCEPTIONAL, where essential learning outcomes are identified and measured. The Summit School is widely recognized for academic excellence andresearch-based methodologies.
Literacy instruction is infused throughoutthe program and students receive explicit, individualized instruction inevery subject.Teachers maximize students’ strengths and support areas of weakness.Summit empowers students and prepares them for success in high schooland beyond.
With a strong foundation, the possibilities are endless.
Empowering bright students with dyslexia and other learning differences.  

School Overview

School Type Special Education School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Association of Independent Maryland & DC Schools (JAIMS)
Grades Offered Grades 1-8
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Dyslexia and Other Language-based Learning Differences
Year Founded 1989
Awards  Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 1999

Student Body

Total Students 107 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 34%
Students by Grade The Summit School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 35 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 4:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 4 students
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Admissions Director Kathleen Heefner
Admissions Associate


Total Sports Offered 7 sports
Sports Archery, Basketball, Cross Country, Dance, Lacrosse, Soccer, TennisArcheryBasketball,
Cross CountryDance,

School Notes:

  • The Summit School,founded in 1989, is a co-ed, not-for-profit school for bright students with dyslexia and other learning differences. Our students are most often diagnosed with language-based learning disabilities by specialists in the field. At Summit, our preference is to view those disabilities as differences because we emphasize the gifts each student brings, help them reach their full potential, as well as remediate their skills. The school offers a mainstream curriculum in a supportive environment with programs tailored to individual learning styles. Highly skilled teaching professionals cultivate each child's strengths using a multi- sensory approach to foster literacy and interactive learning. Outside the classroom, students participate in a wide range of activities including athletics, student government, clubs and community service programs. Summit students successfully transition to area mainstream high schools. The Summit School educates children with unique learning styles to their full potential. The Summit School envisions a future for students in which they mature into self-sufficient, self-advocating and successful adults despite their learning challenges.

Profile last updated: 08/17/2015

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Key School (2.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is London Towne Academy (1.9 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Key School (2.8 miles away)
All Schools High Schools Elementary Schools Preschools Public Schools
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Edgewater
    London Towne Academy
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: KG | 13 students
    1.9 miles
    211 Mayo Rd
    Edgewater, MD 21037
  • Annapolis
    Grades: NS-12 | 698 students
    2.8 miles
    534 Hillsmere Drive
    Annapolis, MD 21403
  • Annapolis
    Grades: NS-8 | 187 students
    3.6 miles
    3112 Arundel On The Bay Road
    Annapolis, MD 21403
  • Edgewater
    Grades: PK-8 | 265 students
    3.9 miles
    4B Wallace Manor Road
    Edgewater, MD 21037
  • Annapolis
    St Martins Lutheran Church School
    (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (formerly AELC, ALC, or LCA))
    Grades: PK-8 | 185 students
    4.3 miles
    1120 Spa Rd
    Annapolis, MD 21403

School Reviews

Innovative school that matches some of the best academic programs in Europe or Australia. I have been impressed with their willingness to be creative and seek ways to identify issues in each child and then work to help the CHILD learn to address them. They build confidence not only in the material they are learning but in their ability to learn generally. We were lucky we discovered our son''s dyslexia early, but for those who learned later, the school has a remarkable ability to turn around troubled students and make them acadmic achievers who are not limited by their learning issue.
- Posted by Parent, 09/30/14

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