Summit Classical Christian School

Summit Classical Christian School exists to cultivate generations of joyful disciples of Christ, rooted in Truth, to the glory of God.
We partner with faithful Christian families to educated students in a Biblical worldview, using classical methods. In an atmosphere of humility and virtue, we train curious thinkers, eloquent communicators, and passionate stewards of God's gifts.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked WA School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 275 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $11,500
  • Acceptance rate: 86%
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

School News

  • 2 Summit Students Named Regional Scholars on the CLT! - 10/09/2023
    Summit Classical Christian School
    Home to CLT10 Regional Scholars
    October 6, 2023
    Carson Cooper & Cameron Milojevich of Summit Classical Christian School have been named 2023 Regional Scholars by the ...moreClassic Learning Test for their outstanding performance on the CLT10, a college preparatory exam and PSAT alternative. The Regional Scholar award recognizes ninth and tenth graders who scored in the top 5% of their geographic region on the CLT10 during the 2022-23 academic year. Out of thousands of students who take the CLT10 each year, this is an outstanding accomplishment.
    Founded in 2015, Classic Learning Test offers assessments for Grades 3-12 and alternatives to exams like the SAT, ACT, and PSAT. Its college entrance exam, the CLT, is accepted at over 250 colleges and universities across the U.S. and abroad. Recently, CLT made national headlines when the state of Florida approved the CLT as an accepted admissions test at all of its public universities.
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Top Rankings

Summit Classical Christian School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Washington for:

Category
Attribute

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-12
Year Founded
2006
Summer School Offered
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
275 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
15%
State avg.: 32%
Students by Grade
Summit Classical Christian School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
48 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
27%
Average Class Size
16 students
Advanced Courses
Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Literature & Composition, Pre-Calculus
Average SAT score
1150
Average ACT score
10
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
Uniforms (Formal Uniform, Casual Uniform, PE Uniform)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
K- $9,500 + additional fees Grades 1-5 $10,500 + additional fees Grades 6-8 $11,500 + additional fees Grades 9-12 $12,500 + additional fees summitclassical.org/tuition-and-fees
% on Financial Aid
30%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$5,000
Acceptance Rate
86%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Jocelyn Linders

Sports

Total Sports Offered
4 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
11 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Book Clubs, Chess Club, Coding Club, Creative Writing Club, Crochet Club, Games Club, Inventors Club, Local Missions Club, Rocket Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Strings Lessons

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Intramural Sports

School Notes

  • Vision
  • Summit Classical Christian School exists to cultivate generations of joyful disciples of Christ, rooted in Truth, to the glory of God.
  • Mission
  • We partner with faithful Christian families to educate students in a Biblical worldview, using classical methods. In an atmosphere of humility and virtue, we train curious thinkers, eloquent communicators, and passionate stewards of God's gifts.
  • Core Values
  • Courage, Integrity, Love, Respect, humility, Joy, Perseverance and Charity
  • We Are Christian
  • We show our faith by teaching the historic doctrines and practices of 'mere Christianity' in all classes and grades. We teach our children to begin to develop a relationship with God through Christ, and to live a life ordered by the two greatest commandments: love God and love your neighbor.
  • Truth Belongs to God
  • We recognize that all truth is from God and therefore worthy of joyful study and exploration. All creation declares the glory of God and all human beings are created in the image of God and worthy of respect.
  • To Study is to Worship
  • We believe studying is an act of worship. God calls us to love him with all our minds and to pursue wisdom, and we train our students to have the skills necessary to protect and cultivate the moral character of society.
  • The Universe is a Theatre of God's Glory
  • We believe in the unity of knowledge and we teach all subjects as systematic, ordered whole with theology as "queen of the sciences." All the sciences, arts, and humanities are in their own way pointing to God's character.
  • About Us
  • Summit Classical Christian School was established in 2006 to assist faithful parents in educating their children to the glory of God applying Christian principles through classical methods. Summit serves students in grades K-12. We were very excited to have had our first graduating class in 2021.
  • Objectives
  • Education at Summit Classical is inherently different not only in philosophy but also in the science of teaching. As we seek to offer an education that is both rich and challenging for all students in light of each student's God-gifted academic abilities, Summit employs different methods to realize the extraordinary results that God has appointed for our children. These methods-or tactics-fall into two categories:T he environment we create for learning.The way in which we teach.
  • 1. The Summit Environment
  • Summit undertakes to provide an atmosphere where board members, administrators, staff, parents, and students model Christian principles in work and relationships. We expect to see honesty, love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control exhibited by all at Summit.
  • To this end, Summit shall only appoint board members and administrators and employ teachers and staff that have accepted Jesus Christ as their personal Savior. They must also exhibit godly character qualities, subscribe to the school's governing documents, and live a lifestyle consistent with biblical teaching.
  • Summit shall admit students whose parents are in agreement with the school's governing documents and Student Honor Code, who faithfully uphold their God-given duties for their child's education, and who participate in the advancement of Summit.
  • Additionally, Summit shall admit students who exhibit Christian character traits, are earnest in their studies, pursue excellence in all that they do, and are in agreement with the school's governing documents and Student Honor Code.
  • Finally, to create a successful scholastic environment, Summit teaches all subjects as parts of a unified, integrated whole with Scripture as the center. We teach every discipline in the light of divine revelation and realize all knowledge is made complete only when seen and understood in relation to the eternal glory and purposes of the triune God. Truth, goodness, and beauty consist in and proceed from the holiness and eternal majesty of God and are divine absolutes that ultimately define the learning environment of Summit.
  • By holding to the above, we aim to create a unique environment both inside and outside the classroom through which the vision of Summit will be realized and through which God will be glorified.
  • 2. The way in which we teach
  • Summit endeavors to provide students with the tools of learning and to instill in them a life-long desire to increase in knowledge and wisdom. Summit immerses students in the history, language, and art of western culture in a manner that enables them to understand our present age and equips them to wisely build the future.
  • The classical approach to education was the Western world's accepted method of teaching for nearly 1,500 years. Its emphasis on structure, content, and method is unsurpassed in providing the tools of learning as well as providing for intellectual development, academic achievement, and moral stability.
  • A classical approach emphasizes the goal of giving children the educational tools to both learn and think for themselves. The classical emphasis is grounded on the three-fold approach to the tools of learning called the trivium. The trivium consists of the three foundational academic categories, or phases, that are consistent with the specific stages of development of the child:grammar, logic, and rhetoric.
  • The grammar phase (K-5) emphasizes knowledge mastery and memorization.
  • The logic phase (6-8) emphasizes principle comprehension and reasoning.
  • The rhetoric phase (9-12) emphasizes expression and application.
  • In addition to laying out the stages of learning, the trivium also provides a way to break down a subject of study for full comprehension. Every subject has aspects of grammar, logic, and rhetoric in that one must first grasp the facts, then learn the reasons, motivations, and logic around the facts and finally, evaluate and make applications.
  • The trivium, while providing a way to approach each subject is also a set of subjects. Traditionally, the trivium has included Latin as part of the grammar phase, logic or the principles of reasoning as part of the logic phase, and rhetoric, the art of speaking/writing clearly and cogently, as part of the rhetoric phase.
  • To learn more, please visit summitclassical.org.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Summit Classical Christian School cost?
Summit Classical Christian School's tuition is approximately $11,500 for private students.
What is the acceptance rate of Summit Classical Christian School?
The acceptance rate of Summit Classical Christian School is 86%, which is higher than the national average of 85%.
What sports does Summit Classical Christian School offer?
Summit Classical Christian School offers 4 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Cross Country, Golf and Tennis.
What is Summit Classical Christian School's ranking?
Summit Classical Christian School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Washington for: Largest student body and Most extracurriculars offered.
When is the application deadline for Summit Classical Christian School?
The application deadline for Summit Classical Christian School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  
From the front desk to the headmaster, we have experienced a genuine desire to see and encourage each student and family. There are a lot of schools that say they are about discipleship; Summit is actually cultivating genuine disciples of Jesus Christ to the glory of God. We couldn't be more thankful that Summit exists! Truly, we believe Summit is God's provision to raise up the next generation of Christ followers in the Eastside/Seattle area.
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5  
This school is a hidden gem. Amazing staff and teachers. We are so happy to have found it!
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked WA School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 275 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $11,500
  • Acceptance rate: 86%
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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