Summit Preparatory School

  • Summit Preparatory School is accredited by the State of Montana, Board of Public Education, the Northwest Association of Accredited Schools (NAAS), and is a Pacific Northwest Association of Independent Schools (PNAIS) candidate school.
  • The seed for Summit Preparatory School was planted twenty-five years ago at Trinity College in Illinois in conversations between college roommates Rick Johnson and Alexander Habib.
  • “We always talked about wanting to do something to help kids," said Summit Board Chairman Alexander Habib.
  • "We started talking about it in college, and over the years just kept the dream alive.” That dream came to fruition in March, 2003 when Summit opened its doors to its first students.
  • Of the “Special Purpose" schools serving approximately three to five thousand students in Montana, Summit is currently the only school to receive state accreditation.
  • The Northwest Association of Accredited Schools is one of six similar regional associations in the United States which accredits schools and colleges.
  • The Northwest region includes Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Washington.

School Overview

School TypeAlternative School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.Other school association(s)
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12

Student Body

Total Students38 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
11%
State avg.: 19%
Students by Grade Summit Preparatory School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers8 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio5:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling

School Notes

  • Summit Preparatory School is accredited by the State of Montana, Board of Public Education, the Northwest Association of Accredited Schools (NAAS), and is a Pacific Northwest Association of Independent Schools (PNAIS) candidate school. The seed for Summit Preparatory School was planted twenty-five years ago at Trinity College in Illinois in conversations between college roommates Rick Johnson and Alexander Habib. “We always talked about wanting to do something to help kids," said Summit Board Chairman Alexander Habib. "We started talking about it in college, and over the years just kept the dream alive.” That dream came to fruition in March, 2003 when Summit opened its doors to its first students. Of the “Special Purpose" schools serving approximately three to five thousand students in Montana, Summit is currently the only school to receive state accreditation. The Northwest Association of Accredited Schools is one of six similar regional associations in the United States which accredits schools and colleges. The Northwest region includes Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Washington.
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  • Kalispell
    Grades: PK-12 | 348 students
    9.9 miles
    255 FFA Dr
    Kalispell, MT 59901
    (406)752-4400
    9.9 PK-12
    348

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