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Focusing on the Whole Child

Uncovering academic passions, moral compass setting, social skills and leadership development are the work of students in grades 5-8. The Harold C. Schott Middle School engages this dynamic window of development with academic personalization, mentoring relationships and experiential learning to develop students who are confident to embrace and share their gifts to impact the world. 

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

specialize in physiological, social, emotional and cognitive changes affecting adolescence.

small class sizes

provide greater opportunity for individual attention and enhanced learning. 

High-impact instructional best practices

result in high performance on standardized tests.

A rigorous, mission-centered curriculum

aligned to Upper School advanced placement.

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Spiritual Growth

Inclusive Community Fosters Values and Guides Faith Formation

Spiritual Growth

Values-based experiences guide faith formation.

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION CURRICULUM

provides Catholic teachings, foundations of faith formation and servant leadership opportunities.

OPPORTUNITIES FOR DISCOVERY & REFLECTION

foster a social justice world view through liturgies, student-led prayer and curricular exploration.

CHAPLAIN AND SPECIALIZED FACULTY

mentor students through discussion, reflection, prayer and sacraments.

WARM AND INCLUSIVE CULTURE

empowers students with opportunities to exercise empathy and acceptance.

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Leaders of Character

MISSION CHALLENGES ALL TO BE PEACEMAKERS, CHANGEMAKERS

Leaders of Character

Mission challenges all to be peacemakers, changemakers.

CROSS-DIVISIONAL APPROACH

Our Leaders of Character program is embedded throughout the school and focuses on three behaviors that contribute to personal development: Serves God, Builds Community, Grows Self. 

SERVES GOD

As leaders of character rooted in the tradition of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, we demonstrate that God is good by taking time to grow in our faith, pray and reflect; giving thanks and giving back; modeling integrity; and prioritizing the common good. 

BUILDS COMMUNITY

As leaders of character, we create community among those with whom we work and serve by being considerate, honoring the dignity and sacredness of each person, seeking to include others, cooperating with each other and clearly articulating ourselves. 

GROWS SELF

At The Summit, we educate for life and understand that leaders of character seek continued growth, which entails knowing ourselves and our God-given gifts, taking responsibility for our words and actions, managing our time and our stress, opening ourselves up to new ideas, learning from our mistakes and embracing the creative process. 

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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 lifestyles.

EXTENSIVE PROGRAMS IN THE ARTS

include award-winning programs in instrumental music and choir, fine arts and performing arts.

EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE AND SOCIAL SKILLS

guided through 1:1 advisement and "Smart Goal" progress reviews four times a year.

A CULTURE OF EXTRAORDINARY CARE

supports students new to the school and transitioning to Upper School.

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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

BEYOND THE SCHOOL DAY & SUPERVISED EXTRACURRICULARS 

  • Clubs and Organizations: Bible Bowl, Book Club, Destination Imagination, Diplomacy Club, Diversity and Inclusion Team, Drama Club, Dungeons & Dragons, LEGO Robotics Club, Geography Bee, History Club, Homework Start, Knights Ink!, Knights of the Round Table Student Leadership, Latin Club, Math Club, Magazine Club, National Junior Honor Society, Praise Team, Private Band Lessons and Ensembles, Scouting, Service Club and Spelling Bee.
  • After School Specials: Offered through our Extended Day program, children explore new activities such as yoga, dance, Chinese, chess, scratch coding, robotics and art.
  • Homework Start: Certified teachers provide active assistance.
  • Youth Athletics: The kindergarten to sixth grade athletic program is parent-run and gives students an opportunity to learn about a variety of sports.
  • Before School Care
  • Extended Day: Available in our Extended Day Center. 

 

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.
Bob Browning

Bob Browning

Director of Instrumental Music
Cary Daniel

Cary Daniel

Physical Education Teacher
Larry Dean

Larry Dean

Latin Teacher
Brendan McEachern

Brendan McEachern

Language Arts Teacher
Mary Kate Newton

Mary Kate Newton

Librarian, Exploratarium Coordinator
Bonnie Pang

Bonnie Pang

Chinese Teacher
Rosie Sansalone

Rosie Sansalone

Language Arts Teacher
Robert Schaaf

Robert Schaaf

Math & Social Studies Teacher
Cooper Schreibeis

Cooper Schreibeis

Social Studies & Religion Teacher