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High Expectations, Excellent Results

Families from across metropolitan Cincinnati come to The Summit Country Day School for an extraordinary coeducational, Catholic experience. From our Montessori preschool through grade 12, you’ll find rigorous academics and abundant opportunities for holistic and spiritual growth. We will appreciate your child’s uniqueness. Join our community. 

Experience The Summit

As an independent school, we continue our founding traditions as a Notre Dame community. The heart of our mission is to educate leaders of character who will value and improve the world they inherit. Here in a warm, inclusive culture, every child is known, their God-given talents are valued and relationships flourish.

Academic Excellence

High Expectations Deliver Outstanding Results

Academic Excellence

High Expectations Deliver Outstanding Results

Highly-trained faculty

with an average of 20 years teaching experience, plus literacy and math specialists. 

small class sizes

a 9:1 student-faculty ratio that promotes close relationships with teachers and among peers.

high-impact instructional best practices

that emphasize creative problem-solving and experiential learning.

A rigorous, mission-centered curriculum

that develops intellectual and cultural competence.

Learn more About How we Deliver on our Promise for Academic Excellence at Every Developmental Stage

Spiritual Growth

Inclusive Community Fosters Values and Guides Faith Formation

 

Spiritual Growth

Values-based experiences guide faith formation

religious education curriculum

that supports both spiritual and intellectual development.

opportunities for discovery & reflection

include liturgies, retreats, missions and student-led prayer.

chaplain and specially trained faculty

who guide students on their spiritual journey.

warm and inclusive culture

where empathy and acceptance are valued.

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Leaders of Character

Mission challenges all to be peacemakers, changemakers.

Leaders of Character

Mission challenges all to be peacemakers, change makers.

NOTRE DAME-INSPIRED COMMUNITY SERVICE

to the most vulnerable and disadvantaged – locally and globally. 

CROSS-DIVISIONAL LEADERSHIP CURRICULUM

emphasizes ethical dilemmas and global awareness. 

GRADE-LEVEL CHARACTER TRAIT PROGRAM

that builds a lifelong ethical framework. 

CREATIVE PROBLEM-SOLVING

and experiential learning opportunities at all grade levels.

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Physical & Social-Emotional Wellness

Vibrant Community of Highly Engaged Students

Physical & Social-Emotional Wellness

Bring out the best for the whole child in every child.

PROMOTION OF DAILY PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

through our no-cut sports policy and an emphasis on healthy living habits. 

EXTENSIVE PROGRAMS IN THE ARTS

music, fine and performing arts – inspire creativity and cultivate passion and skill.

EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE AND SOCIAL SKILLS

taught at every grade level; dedicated counselors in each division. 

A CULTURE OF EXTRAORDINARY CARE

that supports students who are new to the school and through transitions to across each division. 

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Summit Signatures

Highly-trained faculty, state-of-the-art resources and innovative curriculum have resulted in distinctive experiences that make The Summit Country Day School's opportunities unique.

Available in all grades

18m - K

Grades 1-4

Grades 5-8

Grades 9-12

Meet The Teachers

Highly-trained faculty, state-of-the-art resources and innovative curriculum have resulted in distinctive programs that make The Summit Country Day School's opportunities unique.
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Nick Accrocco

Nick Accrocco

College Counseling Director
Amy Berger

Amy Berger

Montessori Teacher
Larry Dean

Larry Dean

Latin Teacher
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TECHNOLOGY IN THE CLASSROOM

The Summit’s technology program provides wireless connections and an abundance of laptops and classroom computers everywhere on campus, in three state-of-the-art computer laboratories and classroom smart boards. Our technology supports teaching and learning from our preschool through Grade 12. Lessons in the use of technology range from coding in kindergarten, maker experiments and robotics in our Exploratarium and 3D printing in the Middle School to Advanced Placement classes in the Upper School. Students may bring their own laptops or use ours.
 

LIBRARY SUPPORT 

We pride ourselves on developing creative problem-solvers, amazing researchers and great writers. Thanks to the support of our community, we have four amazing spaces -- the Williams Library and Helen Williams Reading Room, the Middle School's Tyrrell Library, the Lower School Library and the Montessori Collection — that are aesthetically inspirational and high-tech to support the rigorous curricula of our academic divisions. We maintain a wide selection of full-text databases that students can access from wherever they need them — on or off campus. Explore our online resources here.

Montessori School

We are one of a few schools in Greater Cincinnati applying the Montessori philosophy in an educational program for children as young as 18-month-olds. Find out more. 

Lower School

Children in grades 1-4 thrive in an experiential environment designed to leverage their natural curiosity and joy of learning. Your child will be challenged here. Learn more. 

Middle School

Uncovering academic passions, moral compass setting, social skills and leadership development are the work of students in grades 5-8. Explore more.

Upper School

Our Upper School students have an abundance of opportunities to lead through rigorous academics, competitive athletics and extracurriculars. Read more.