Montessori Program: Fast Facts

  • Only independent school in area offering full Montessori preschool experience.
  • One of a few schools in Greater Cincinnati applying the Montessori philosophy in an educational program beginning at 18 months old. A variety of sessions are available.
  • Multiple options for 3- to 6-year-olds to include half-day and full-day academic and enrichment programs in private school setting.
  • Phonics instruction begins at age 2 accelerating each child's literacy development.
  • The 13-year World Language Program begins in Kindergarten and continues through grade 12. Toddler (18- to 36-month-old) students are introduced to Spanish with the addition of French in pre-Kindergarten. 
  • Orff Schulwerk early childhood music education approach helps develop areas of the brain involved in language, reasoning and problem-solving.
  • The Signature Enrichment Program includes Cultural Studies, Geography, Science, and Art; research shows children exposed to these areas accelerates curiosity and love of learning.
  • Summer programs and before and after-school programs continue child development.
  • The Montessori educational program includes a dedicated Montessori literacy specialist.
  • Public speaking, theatrical performances and small group collaboration projects develop communication and social skills critical to long-term academic success.
  • Kindergartners are reading and writing short stories prior to first grade which leads to an accelerated start in lower grades.
  • Private piano and violin lessons for Kindergartners taught by professional musicians.
  • The Summit's celebrated Character Education Program develops self-discipline, empathy, respect for others, honesty, resilience and confidence in each child.

The Summit at a Glance

  • Character trait focus by grade – Montessori through grade 12.
  • Formation of Faith and Formation of Conscience program by grade.
  • Manners and social skills emphasis by grade.
  • Thirteen-year World Language Program, Montessori through grade 12
  • The Summit online Portal helps parents monitor their child's performance and daily activities.