Summit School Photo #2 - Social groups and community outings help students build the social emotional and communication skills they need for success beyond the classroom.
- Since 1968, Summit School has provided thousands of children the necessary academic and interpersonal skills to lead productive and meaningful lives.
- Summit School is approved by the State of Illinois as a private special education school and is accredited by Cognia (formerly AdvancED). Summit is dedicated to fulfilling the needs of children with learning difficulties.
- We accept students from first grade through high school graduation, who are challenged with identified learning, attentional and/or social difficulties, including children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
- Summit School offers an array of services to support students' educational experiences.
- Each student program is guided by an individualized education program (IEP).
- Summit School academics include all core subjects contained in the Illinois State Goals and Learning Standards.
- Students receive additional support, in the use of various pieces of technology, pre-vocational work program and transition planning.
- Related services include speech and language therapy, occupational therapy and counseling.
|School Type||Special Education School|
|School Membership(s)School Assoc.||Council for Exceptional Children|
Other associations(s) for exceptional children
|Grades Offered||Grades 1-12|
|Learning Difference Programs||Yes|
|Learning Programs Supported||Summit is a program for students with learning differences and attentional and social difficulties|
|Summer School Offered||Yes|
|Summer Program Cost Notes||Tuition rates are set by Illinois State Board of Education. Tuition is not private pay.|
|Summer Program Details||Link to Summer Program Details|
|Total Students||79 students|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
|% Students of Color|
State avg.: 32%
|Students by Grade|
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||16 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||5:1|
National avg.: 13:1
|% Faculty w/Advanced Degree|
|Average Class Size||10 students|
|Classroom Dress Code||Casual|
Finances and Admission
|Admission Deadline||None / Rolling|
|Tuition Notes||Tuition rates are set by Illinois State Board of Education. Tuition is not private pay.|
|Admissions Director||Karen Romano|
|Admissions Associate||Rebecca Mace|
- The Summit School Special Education Center is a small, therapeutic ISBE approved and Cognia (formerly AdvancED) accredited facility serving an average of 60 students whose educational needs are best served in a non-public school environment. Summit students, from kindergarten through high school graduation, are typically placed by home school districts according to students` individual education plans (IEPs). Children with identified learning, attentional and/or social difficulties, including children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, attend Summit from over 30 school districts. Students benefit from an array of educational and support services, individualized according to IEPs, for a comprehensive educational experience. Students have a team of educators, therapists and staff, coupled with parents and school districts, to optimize success. Transition programs help students return to their home schools or to prepare for life after graduation either at a post-secondary institution or in the workplace.
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