The Summit School

  • At The Summit School, HOW we teach is as important as WHAT we teach.
  • It is a school where DIFFERENCE can mean EXCEPTIONAL, where essential learning outcomes are identified and measured. The Summit School is widely recognized for academic excellence andresearch-based methodologies.
  • Literacy instruction is infused throughoutthe program and students receive explicit, individualized instruction inevery subject.Teachers maximize students` strengths and support areas of weakness.Summit empowers students and prepares them for success in high schooland beyond.
  • With a strong foundation, the possibilities are endless. Empowering bright students with dyslexia and other learning differences. .

School Overview

School TypeSpecial Education School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Association of Independent Maryland And DC Schools (JAIMS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 1-8
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedDyslexia and Other Language-based Learning Differences
Year Founded1989
Summer School OfferedYes
Awards Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 1999

Student Body

Total Students102 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
19%
State avg.: 30%
Students by Grade The Summit School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers35 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio3:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size4 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(Navy blue polo shirt and khaki pants or skirt)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$29,500
% on Financial Aid
33%
Admissions DirectorKathleen Heefner
Admissions Associate

Sports

Total Sports Offered7 sports
SportsArchery, Basketball, Cross Country, Dance, Lacrosse, Soccer, TennisArcheryBasketball,
Cross CountryDance,
LacrosseSoccer,
Tennis

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.4 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Robotics Club, Running Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Chorale, Music Lessons

School Notes

  • The Summit School,founded in 1989, is a co-ed, not-for-profit school for bright students with dyslexia and other learning differences. Our students are most often diagnosed with language-based learning disabilities by specialists in the field. At Summit, our preference is to view those disabilities as differences because we emphasize the gifts each student brings, help them reach their full potential, as well as remediate their skills. The school offers a mainstream curriculum in a supportive environment with programs tailored to individual learning styles. Highly skilled teaching professionals cultivate each child's strengths using a multi- sensory approach to foster literacy and interactive learning. Outside the classroom, students participate in a wide range of activities including athletics, student government, clubs and community service programs. Summit students successfully transition to area mainstream high schools. The Summit School educates children with unique learning styles to their full potential. The Summit School envisions a future for students in which they mature into self-sufficient, self-advocating and successful adults despite their learning challenges.
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  • Burtonsville
    Echelon Academy
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    Special Education School
    Grades: K-12 | 21 students
    31.2 miles
    4032 Blackburn Lane
    Burtonsville, MD 20866
    (301)570-0999
    31.2 K-12
    21
  • Crownsville
    Meadow Brook Education Center
    Special Education School
    Grades: 9-12 | 17 students
    7.9 miles
    1211 Farm Rd.
    Crownsville, MD 21032
    (410)729-5862
    7.9 9-12
    17
  • Ellicott City
    Linwood School
    Special Education School
    Grades: 1-12 | 64 students
    29.2 miles
    3421 Martha Bush Dr
    Ellicott City, MD 21043
    (410)465-1352
    29.2 1-12
    64
  • Owings Mills
    Harbour School At Baltimore
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    Special Education School
    Grades: 3-12 | 143 students
    39.4 miles
    11251 Dolfield Blvd
    Owings Mills, MD 21117
    (443)394-3760
    39.4 3-12
    143
  • Severn
    Grades: K-12 | 948 students
    15.7 miles
    109 Burns Crossing Road
    Severn, MD 21144
    (410)519-5300
    15.7 K-12
    948

School Reviews

5  
Innovative school that matches some of the best academic programs in Europe or Australia. I have been impressed with their willingness to be creative and seek ways to identify issues in each child and then work to help the CHILD learn to address them. They build confidence not only in the material they are learning but in their ability to learn generally. We were lucky we discovered our son's dyslexia early, but for those who learned later, the school has a remarkable ability to turn around troubled students and make them acadmic achievers who are not limited by their learning issue.
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