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.
specialize in physiological, social, emotional and cognitive changes affecting adolescence.
provide greater opportunity for individual attention and enhanced learning.
result in high performance on standardized tests.
aligned to Upper School advanced placement.
provides Catholic teachings, foundations of faith formation and servant leadership opportunities.
foster a social justice world view through liturgies, student-led prayer and curricular exploration.
mentor students through discussion, reflection, prayer and sacraments.
empowers students with opportunities to exercise empathy and acceptance.
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.
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.
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.
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.
through our no-cut sports policy and an emphasis on healthy lifestyles.
include award-winning programs in instrumental music and choir, fine arts and performing arts.
guided through 1:1 advisement and "Smart Goal" progress reviews four times a year.
supports students new to the school and transitioning to Upper School.
- 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.