Summers-knoll School

  • Summers-Knoll School provides a rich academic experience for students from K-8 in small, multi-age classes.
  • Our students learn in an intimate, vibrant school setting and out and about in the world.
  • It's a place where bright children progress at their own pace, creative children engage in limitless exploration and gifted children discover their potential.
  • We have a strong focus on the environment, service and community-based learning.

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School Overview

School TypeAlternative School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Association of Independent Michigan Schools (AIMS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded1995
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students101 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
4%
State avg.: 16%
Students by Grade Summers-knoll School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers13 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
75%
Average Class Size14 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(none)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineMar. 3 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$17,800
Tuition NotesKindergarten: $15,800 Elementary School (1-4): $17,800 Middle School (5-8): $19,500.
% on Financial Aid
30%
Acceptance Rate
75%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorDeborah Paul-McDonald

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.2 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
After school clubs

Arts and Music Programs:
After school music lessons available

School Notes

  • Inspiring academics for bright, creative and gifted students
  • Small, mixed-grade classes, offering individual attention, support and challenge
  • Nurturing environment in which each child is loved and encouraged
  • Art, Music, Latin, French or Mandarin, P.E. for all students
  • Theme-based curriculum incorporating a multi-disciplinary approach
  • Child-centered learning supporting multiple learning styles
  • Diverse community and globally-focused curriculum
  • Community service, encouraging responsibility, empathy, and personal empowerment
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Ann Arbor
    Grades: K-2 | 28 students
    0.5 miles
    2775 Bedford Rd
    Ann Arbor, MI 48104
    (734) 971-3080
    0.5 K-2
    28
  • Ann Arbor
    Grades: PK-8 | 194 students
    6.9 miles
    5500 Whitmore Lake Rd
    Ann Arbor, MI 48105
    (734) 741-4948
    6.9 PK-8
    194
  • Ann Arbor
    Childrens House 1
    Montessori School
    Grades: PK-K | 13 students
    6.6 miles
    6727 Warren Rd # 1
    Ann Arbor, MI 48105
    (734) 662-8016
    6.6 PK-K
    13
  • Ann Arbor
    Grades: NS-6 | 127 students
    7.2 miles
    1095 N Zeeb Road
    Ann Arbor, MI 48103
    (734) 662-3335
    7.2 NS-6
    127
  • Ann Arbor
    Grades: 6-12 | 525 students
    2.3 miles
    850 Greenhills Drive
    Ann Arbor, MI 48105
    (734) 769-4010
    2.3 6-12
    525

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  
A wonderful progressive and project-based school that puts the emphasis on the most crucial stuff: critical thinking, creative problem-solving, curiosity, respect, encountering the wider world with eyes (and heart) wide open. My child, heading into her seventh year, couldn't love it more. And under new leadership the school has only gotten better over these last two years.
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5  
I attended this school for five years from 2005 to 2010, and it was an incredible experience that gave me the mental push I didn't know I needed. It taught me to view things from every perspective and angle: creatively and analytically, logically, you name it; and emphasized the importance of thinking outside the box. I am now a high school sophomore, and I know I would not be in th place I am if it weren't for my education at Summers-Knoll. This school offers not only an interactive, creative education but also an experience a child will treasure throughout their life.
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The average private school tuition in Ann Arbor, MI is $16,344 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Ann Arbor, MI is 85% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).