The Summit Preparatory School

Small. Independent. Progressive. The mission of The Summit Preparatory School is to provide students with an empowering education in a supportive, stimulating environment.
This is achieved through small class sizes, strong foreign language program, progressive education principles and a challenging differentiated curriculum.
Summit students are prepared to succeed in college and beyond.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS)
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
Year Founded2005
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students159 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
Students by Grade The Summit Preparatory School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers20 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size15 students
Average ACT score25
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Polo Shirts in varying colors with school logo, and khaki or navy pants.)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$8,660
Tuition NotesPrices vary depending on grade level and payment plans. Financial Aid is available.
% on Financial Aid
Admissions DirectorAmy Maas


Total Sports Offered11 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Diving, Golf, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,
TennisTrack and Field,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.20 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Art Club, Chess Club, Garden Arts Club, Girl Scouts, Guitar 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.
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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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