Academics: High Expectations, Excellent Results

The Summit is committed to the total development of students’ minds, hearts, and bodies. Yet first and foremost, we work diligently to maintain a reputation for academic excellence. Our rigorous, mission-centered curriculum develops intellectual and cultural competence, emphasizing creative problem-solving and experiential learning. Highly trained faculty, whose tenure averages 20 years, uphold the high standards we have maintained for more than a century. Small class sizes, with an average teacher-student ratio of 1:9, allow teachers to be attuned to the needs of individual students, with particular attention paid to the transitions between schools.

Our academic program is organized around four academic divisions – Montessori (18 months through Kindergarten), Lower School (grades one through four), Middle School (grades five through eight) and Upper School (grades nine through 12). The faculty, staff, and directors of each school provide a strong continuum of education in a culture that supports students through transitions between divisions and for new students.  

Our high standards deliver high outcomes. Students in every grade level consistently score above the national average.