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  • Summit School is a progressive, coeducational day school for Pre-Kindergarten through Ninth Grade, located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
  • Founded in 1933, Summit's challenging, research-based curriculum stresses development of each student's potential.
  • We are privileged to nurture young people in a caring environment designed to evoke maximum individual growth.
  • Summit School provides a challenging curriculum within a caring environment to help students develop their full potential.
  • Our aims are that the school must provide an environment that is physically and emotionally safe for children; the school must provide appropriate stimuli for children's intellectual, aesthetic, physical, emotional, moral and social development in order to help them grow optimally; the school must recognize and respond to the differences in children, their developmental timetables, their needs, their innate and distinguishing characteristics and aptitudes; the school must help children develop healthy self esteem and respect for their beliefs, values, talents and achievements while they learn to value others; the school must reflect diversity among its students, parents, staff and trustees; and the school must give children opportunities to care for other people and for the physical environment, within the school and in other settings.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Other school association(s)
Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-9
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedYes
Year Founded1933

Student Body

Total Students504 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
16%
State avg.: 19%
Students by GradeSummit School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers87 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
38%
Average Class Size17 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
% on Financial Aid
16%
Admissions AssociateDonza Friende

Sports

Total Sports Offered13 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Gymnastics, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryField Hockey,
FootballGolf,
GymnasticsLacrosse,
SoccerSoftball,
TennisTrack and Field,
Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.7 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Band, Chess Club, Girls On The Run, Gymnastics Team, Math Club, Summit Afternoon Academy, Summit Summer Camps

School Notes

  • Summit School is a coeducational day school for Pre-Kindergarten through Ninth Grade, located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Founded in 1933, Summit's challenging, research-based curriculum stresses development of each student's potential. We are privileged to nurture young people in a caring environment designed to evoke maximum individual growth. Summit School provides a challenging curriculum within a caring environment to help students develop their full potential. Our aims are that the school must provide an environment that is physically and emotionally safe for children; the school must provide appropriate stimuli for children's intellectual, aesthetic, physical, emotional, moral and social development in order to help them grow optimally; the school must recognize and respond to the differences in children, their developmental timetables, their needs, their innate and distinguishing characteristics and aptitudes; the school must help children develop healthy self esteem and respect for their beliefs, values, talents and achievements while they learn to value others; the school must reflect diversity among its students, parents, staff and trustees; and the school must give children opportunities to care for other people and for the physical environment, within the school and in other settings.
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