First Steps: Age 2 through Kindergarten
The Summit Country Day School is one of a few schools in Greater Cincinnati applying the Montessori philosophy in an educational program for two-year olds. The program provides a positive, stimulating introduction to classroom education in a private school setting for students at age two, in the half-day Signature Toddler Program and students from age three to five, who are offered both full- and half-day sessions.
Children learn the Montessori philosophy of order, independence, concentration, and coordination, gradually moving from the concrete to the abstract. Emphasis is placed on developing nascent skills in areas such as language, math, computers, science, geography, and music. Students also participate in physical education, sensorial development, and spiritual growth. The Montessori program at The Summit gives each child a framework that helps ensure continued academic success in grades one through four and beyond.
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Your Child’s Potential is Our Passion
The Summit is one of a few schools in the area applying the Montessori philosophy in an educational program for two-year olds. Toddlers are introduced to an environment enriched by a community of university-trained Montessori curriculum experts who believe in the unlimited potential of a child's ability to learn.
Summit’s one-of-a-kind Enrichment Program builds on math, language arts, cultural and other units in the core academic classrooms. Specially trained enrichment teachers present in-depth exploration activities of such topics as astronomy, animal classification, inventors, world geography, Native American history and art.
Orff Music is an approach to early musical training that helps develop areas of the brain involved in language, reasoning and problem-solving. Research shows study of music enhances concentration and improves school performance. Performance art teaches children to overcome their fears so they can fully develop their potential.