Stepping Stones School

Po Box 342,
Stow, MA, 01775-0177
     Tel: (978)897-4700
Grades: PK - K | 20 students
Welcome to the Summit School and Children's Residence Center.
We are now celebrating thirty years of excellence serving adolescents with learning and adjustment problems.
At Summit, we are proud of the many achievements and accolades that have been associated with our program.
Since 1974, the critical success we have had with thousands of students has continuously elevated our goals to loftier heights.
Summit School has built an impeccable reputation as the finest residential school for children with adjustment difficulties.
We provide a 24-hour a day program of therapy, education, and social support.
With a focus on success in all realms of treatment, Summit staff members foster the intellectual, social and emotional growth of all of their students.
At Summit, we uncover the potential obscured by the problems often associated with adolescence.
By connecting with others in a warm but structured environment, students break old cycles of failure and open themselves optimistically to new experiences, responsibilities, and relationships that enrich their lives, and ensure their smooth transition back to community and family life.

School Overview

School Type Early Childhood / Day Care
School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association for the Education of Young Children
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - Kindergarten

Student Body

Total Students 20 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
Students by Grade Stepping Stones School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 3 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 8:1
National avg.: 13:1

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is The Victor School (2.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is The Imago School Association I (1.3 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Knowledge Beginnings (1.2 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • MaynardKnowledge Beginnings
    Daycare / Preschool
    4 Clock Tower Place Ste 100
    MaynardMA01754
    (978)461-6044
    Daycare / Preschool
    1.2 mi | n/a students | Gr. NS-PK                      
  • MaynardThe Imago School Association I
      (Christian)
    1 Percival St
    MaynardMA01754
    (978)897-0549
      (Christian)
    1.3 mi | 84 students | Gr. KG-8                      
  • ActonActon KinderCare
    Daycare / Preschool
    5 Post Office Square
    ActonMA01720
    (978)263-1446
    Daycare / Preschool
    2.2 mi | n/a students | Gr. NS-PK                      
  • ActonThe Victor School
    Special Education School
    380 Massachusetts Avenue
    ActonMA01720
    (978)266-1991
    Special Education School
    2.4 mi | 60 students | Gr. 8-12                      
  • ActonHayward Road KinderCare
    Daycare / Preschool
    90 Hayward Road
    ActonMA01720
    (978)264-9045
    Daycare / Preschool
    2.8 mi | n/a students | Gr. NS-PK                      

School Reviews

Recommended
1 year ago
We first heard of Steppingstones through people saying great things at our parish and from parents in other playgroups in the area. I live close by but unless you go at 9am or noon-ish, from a drive you will miss seeing the heart of this vibrant school. My son Parker is now in Step 1 at Steppingstones and loves it!! And I am thrilled with the focus, attention and care his teachers are providing for him. His developmental growth over the past year has been in large part due to their care and attention. In comparison to the other places I reviewed, it also had the best student/child ratio. The students in his class are great and I'm happy he is getting to learn and begin connecting with classmates he'll likely have for years to come. As a relative newcomer to Stow, it has also really helped in getting me acquainted in town. The school is a tremendous asset for our community and I look forward to our daughter Sarah starting there in the near future!
- Posted by Parent
Recommended
1 year ago
Steppingstones has provided a wonderful introduction to school for my children. The staff members are warm and encouraging, and they have made both of my children feel very comfortable as they enter the school system. The curriculum is appropriate for the youngest students through kindergarten and is fresh and interesting. The staff is adaptable to the different ways students learn and encouraging to parents in these circumstances. The communication between director and parents is regular and informative. The friendships made by both the children and parents are another attribute of this school that makes it a special place to learn and grow. I look forward to sending my youngest two children there as well.
- Posted by Parent

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