Summerfield Academy

Summerfield Academy is an exceptional preschool in Spring, Texas serving children six weeks to nine years of age, celebrating 30 years in the community.
Founded in 1985 by Joyce Harlow, the academy is now owned by one of Ms. Harlows first students, April Lord Ruzicka.
Summerfield Academy students learn through active exploration and involvement in a thematic, literature based curriculum.
Summerfield teachers facilitate the learning process by creating a wide variety of environments for your child to explore and experience, building year over year.
They are committed to providing a developmentally appropriate educational program where children feel safe and loved.
Teachers strive to teach the whole child, the social, emotional, physical and intellectual.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • School Type: Early Childhood / Day Care
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-Prekindergarten
  • Students: 144 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-Prekindergarten

Student Body

Total Students
144 students
Student Body Type

Academics and Faculty

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

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Tuition Notes
Infants (6 weeks-18 months) $255 Under Two $235 Under Three $225 Over Three $215
Admissions Director
Christine Cook & Terri Skaggs
Admissions Associate
Christine Cook


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
3 extracurriculars
Recreational Athletic Programs:
Dance Adventures, Funbus, Sports Adventures

School Notes

  • Here are a few things that set Summerfield Academy apart from other preschools around the area...
  • 6 weeks - 10 years old
  • 32 Years in the of the most established schools around
  • Operates like a family
  • Owned and opperated by one of Summerfield's first students
  • Small student/teacher ratios and calss sizes
  • Unique literature-based curriculum developmentally appropriate for all ages
  • Friday cooking activities geared around each classroom and lesson
  • Weekly music, Spanish and Gymboree classes included in the tuition (varies depending on age)
  • Very low turnover rate
  • All meals included with tuition and prepaired by an in-house cook
  • One of the largest outdoor playgrounds around (equipped with an orchard, greenhouse and garden)
  • A variety of extracurricular activities are offered (sports, dance, Funbus, etc.)

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • School Type: Early Childhood / Day Care
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-Prekindergarten
  • Students: 144 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Harris County, TX is $12,185 for elementary schools and $14,728 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Harris County, TX is 84% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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