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. .

Quick Stats (2021)

  • School Type: Special Education School
  • Grades: 1-8
  • Students: 103 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $32,570
  • Average class size: 4 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 1-8
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Dyslexia and Other Language-based Learning Differences
Year Founded
1989
Summer School Offered
Yes
Awards
 Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 1999

Student Body

Total Students
103 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
23%
State avg.: 37%
Students by Grade
The Summit School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
27 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
4:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
4 students
List of Courses Offered
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
(Navy blue polo shirt and khaki pants or skirt)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
% on Financial Aid
33%
Admissions Director
Nancy Rhodes
Admissions Associate

Sports

Total Sports Offered
7 sports

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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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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Quick Stats (2021)

  • School Type: Special Education School
  • Grades: 1-8
  • Students: 103 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $32,570
  • Average class size: 4 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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