The Summit Preparatory School

The Summit Preparatory School is a non-religious, private school that strives to provide a supportive academic environment to students in the Springfield, MO community from Early Learners to K-12.
As an independent school, our challenging and stimulating curriculum sparks the joy of learning in all of our students. Through hands-on, project-based learning and the integrated use of technology, students develop important skills, including critical thinking, creativity, curiosity, communication, collaboration, character, and citizenship.

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Top Rankings

The Summit Preparatory School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Missouri for:

Sports offered

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-12
Year Founded
Summer School Offered

Student Body

Total Students
171 students
Student Body Type
Students by Grade
The Summit Preparatory School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
25 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
15 students
List of Courses Offered
Average ACT score
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Polo Shirts in varying colors with school logo, and khaki or navy pants.

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Prices vary depending on grade level and payment plans. Financial Aid is available.
% on Financial Aid
Admissions Director
Kendra Pickett



Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
23 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Archery Club, Art Club, Chess Club, Esports Team, Garden Arts Club, Girl Scouts, Guitar Club, LEGO Robotics Club, Math Club, Running Club, Spanish Competition Club, Speech and Debate, Student Council, Theatre Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Garden Arts, Rock Band

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Swimming and Diving, Track and Field, Volleyball

School Notes

The philosophy of The Summit is that each child has his or her own individual gifts and talents. Our responsibility is to help identify each child's gifts to reach their highest potential.We also believe that each child develops at his or her own pace. Learning is not a race to see who gets there first, but an individual process in which children must be nurtured, supported, and challenged to do their best.We believe learning is natural and should be an enjoyable experience.We will help our students experience the JOY of learning and the satisfaction of accomplishment.

The Summit was founded in 2004 by a group of parents who desired a different and inspiring environment for their children to grow and learn. In 2005, the first school year began with 60 students in Kindergarten through 6th grade. Each academic year, the program was expanded one grade level until 2010, when 12th grade and Pre-Kindergarten were added to the program. In the 201213 school year, the Beginners program for three- and four-year-old students was added.
  • A stellar faculty facilitates individualized learning through small class sizes and integrated curriculum. Smaller class sizes allow for individualized instruction in the classroom, and students are well-known by their teachers.
  • Parents support learning at home by reinforcing classroom concepts and participating in extracurricular experiences.
  • Students are encouraged to reach their full potential and are celebrated for their achievements and excellence.
  • Through inquiry-based learning and project-driven curriculum, students take responsibility for their own learning and become active participants in their school, local, and global community.
  • The Summit curriculum is centered on educating the whole child, incorporating instruction in core curricular disciplines, such as mathematics, communication arts, science, and social studies, as well as non-traditional areas, such as character development, fine arts, citizenship, and foreign language.
  • The foreign language program currently consists of daily Spanish instruction, starting in Beginners, and building to college-level Spanish, as well as additional languages in the high school years. Students also have the opportunity to learn Mandarin through weekly and monthly club events.
  • Summit students are sweeping Language Arts Department (LAD) fair competitions, science fairs, Mock Trial competition, Southwest Baptist University (SBU) Math competitions, and Pummil Math Relays, and strings competitions.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does The Summit Preparatory School cost?
The Summit Preparatory School's tuition is approximately $9,344 for private students.
What sports does The Summit Preparatory School offer?
The Summit Preparatory School offers 12 interscholastic sports: Archery, Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Diving, Golf, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field and Volleyball. The Summit Preparatory School is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in Missouri for most sports offered.
What is The Summit Preparatory School's ranking?
The Summit Preparatory School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Missouri for: Highest average ACT score, Most sports offered and Most extracurriculars offered.
When is the application deadline for The Summit Preparatory School?
The application deadline for The Summit Preparatory School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Calendar

View the The Summit Preparatory School yearly calendar below. Note key dates such as:

Summit: Last Day of School - Field Day
May 15, 2024 (Wednesday)
First Day of School
August 15, 2024 (Thursday)
NO SCHOOL - Fall Break
October 11, 2024 (Friday)
NO SCHOOL- Fall Break
October 14, 2024 (Monday)
NO SCHOOL Thanksgiving Break
November 25, 2024 (Monday)

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
The Summit is an excellent place for students to grow. They give students a very good education and teach fantastic presenting skills. The teachers are nothing short of absolutely amazing! Every teacher really connects with the students, and you can tell they enjoy their job. I have been at the summit for 4 years now and I couldn't imagine leaving! The school is very flexible and can really form to the child's needs and wants. I love animals and wanted to volunteer more, so instead of taking a class at the end of the day, I can go volunteer and earn a credit that way. Things like that are what make the summit special and different than other schools. I would recommend this school to any student who values their education and future.
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Our daughter has attended the Summit for five years and we couldn't be happier. She receives daily Spanish instruction, follows a project-based curriculum with STEAM, music, art, along with excellent teacher instruction in core classes. She's excited to go to school every day! A very positive learning environment with great academic results.
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The average private school tuition in Springfield, MO is $5,842 for elementary schools and $5,867 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).

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