Summit Academy provides a transformative educational experience for students who learn differently by cultivating each student`s academic, social, and emotional success in a vibrant and compassionate environment.

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Summit Academy Of Greater Louisville ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Kentucky for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Central Auditory Processing Disorder, Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Attention Deficit Disorder, Language Processing Disorder, Spectrum Disorder, Non-Verbal Learning Disorder, Sensory Integration Disorder, Developmental Delay (through age 6)
Year Founded
1992

Student Body

Total Students
n/a
Student Body Type
Co-ed

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
24 teachers
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
80%
Average Class Size
6 students
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
(Khaki pants/skirts and golf shirt)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Tuition varies by grade $9,500-$19,278
% on Financial Aid
40%
Acceptance Rate
90%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Stephanie Cain
Admissions Associate
Mona Wilkerson

Sports

Total Sports Offered
6 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
7 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Archery Club, Cross Country, Drama Club, Lego Club, STEM Club, Swim Club, Throws Club

School Notes

  • Too often, children are asked to adapt to a school rather than the school making adjustments to meet the unique needs of the learners. As a result, many families and students find themselves frustrated by academic programming that does not work for them. Summit Academy is an independent, non-profit school that provides a place where each student`s learning challenges are understood and met using a whole child approach; a place where we celebrate and develop a child`s strengths, as well as addressing their area of difficulty. It`s a safe place where a each young learner is treated and educated as an individual in an atmosphere of caring and respect that allows our students to succeed.


Goals

  • Help every student view school as a positive, challenging and successful experience.
  • Narrow the gap between a child`s academic achievement and academic potential as measured by standardized testing.
  • Create a supportive community that includes families, staff and teachers working together.
  • Establish a scholarship endowment, so that every family that needs financial aid will receive it.
  • Continue to be a dynamic entity; continually improving, changing and growing in response to the needs of our students and to the latest knowledge gained through educational research.

Philosophy

We believe:
  • Every student should feel valued and necessary.
  • Every student is unique and has unique strengths and weaknesses.
  • Students deserve to be taught in a way that allows them to be successful.
  • Students need individual attention from educators in order to properly assess and address their needs.
  • Students must have the earliest possible intervention to mitigate the effects of learning differences on their academic success and emotional well-being.
  • Students need an emotionally safe environment in order to learn.
  • Students need a school that addresses their social, emotional, physical and academic needs.
  • Students need a joint cooperative commitment between family and school in order to be successful.
  • Students benefit from the use of technology as an instructional tool.
Because of our philosophy:
  • Students are assessed on an on-going basis in order to guide instruction and monitor progress.
  • Students are taught with the most adaptive, best-practice teaching strategies in order to meet the students` changing needs.
  • Students are taught organizational and compensatory skills as a regular part of the daily curriculum.
  • Students will have a very low student/teacher ratio in every class.
  • Children ages four and five have a specialized Pre-K and Kindergarten program to provide early intervention for learning differences.
  • Students are educated in an atmosphere of mutual respect, in a structured, secure environment.
  • Students enjoy a complete curriculum that includes art, music, computer instruction, library science, recess, and physical education.
  • Students have extra-curricular activities that correspond to their current interests and abilities.
  • Students` parents and teachers communicate with each other on a regular basis.
  • Students are introduced to, and use, technology as part of the instructional process.
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Profile last updated: 07/20/2021

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (4 reviews)
5  
Amazing caring environment that changed my son's life for the better
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5  
Summit Academy is a progressive, academically-challenging school for bright kids who have diagnosed learning differences. My child has been saved academically by the small class size, individualized approach to teaching, and the caring staff. She has self-confidence that non-existent prior to Summit. She will be able to attend any high school in the area, public, private or parochial.
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5  
Summit Academy is an excellent school for any student who struggles with learning differences. My child was enrolled in an excellent private school, however, his academic needs were not being met and so I transferred him to Summit. Not only is he learning and thriving in the classes, his behavior, attitude and general happiness has improved in and out of school. The teachers and staff are experienced, caring, and extremely knowledgeable about the many different ways to teach the same concept to fit the learning needs of individual students. As a parent and an educator (working at a different school), I highly recommend Summit Academy as a school where every child truly does learn.
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5  
I highly recommend this school for children who learn differently! My child did not thrive in the public school arena, it was too large to tend to her needs. She is in an environment now that focuses on her, not a test score or curriculum. She is in drama, cheerleading, archery, and talent shows. She is thriving in math, a subject that is difficult for her but no longer daunting. Her advanced reading strengths are celebrated. She is confident and blossoming. The curriculum will have her prepared for a local private parochial high school that I would never have thought she could attend 5 years ago.
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