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.

School Overview

School TypeEarly Childhood / Day Care
Religious AffiliationOther
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-Prekindergarten

Student Body

Total Students144 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers26 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio6:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesInfants (6 weeks-18 months) $255 Under Two $235 Under Three $225 Over Three $215
Admissions DirectorChristine Cook & Terri Skaggs
Admissions AssociateChristine Cook


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.3 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.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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The average private school tuition in Texas is $8,312 for elementary schools and $11,355 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Texas is 85% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).