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Establishing a Love of Learning

The Summit is one of a few schools in Greater Cincinnati applying the Montessori philosophy in an educational program for children as young as 18-month-olds. We offer a variety of half-day and full-day options in our signature Toddler Program for children from 18 to 36 months and our preschool program for children from age 3 through Kindergarten. We offer before school and after school care through our Extended Day Center.

In keeping with the Montessori method, we develop children who are capable, self-reliant and have a strong sense of self. In keeping with the school’s mission, we hope to give our children the ability to connect with others to become productive citizens throughout their lives. Our classroom environments are developmentally appropriate, well prepared, positive and warm. We welcome each child to engage in building skills of independence, concentration, order and coordination. Through hands-on, self-directed, and collaborative play, children learn skills in language, math, science, geography, sensorial, fine motor development and music while making creative choices in their learning under the guidance of highly trained teachers. 
 

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

who are certified in Montessori education with 1-2 assistants per room.

small class sizes

provide greater opportunity for individual instruction and community-centric classrooms.

High-impact instructional best practices

with a literacy specialist who supports faculty and analyzes data on student growth.

A rigorous, mission-centered curriculum

delivered through early and advanced enrichment with world language instruction. 

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Spiritual Growth

Inclusive Community Fosters Values and Guides Faith Formation

Spiritual Growth

Values-Based Experiences Guide Faith Formation

VALUES-BASED EXPERIENCES GUIDE FAITH FORMATION

Age-appropriate activities that nourish spiritual and intellectual growth.

OPPORTUNITIES FOR DISCOVERY & REFLECTION

through liturgies, cross-divisional events, music and story-telling.

CHAPLAIN AND SPECIALLY TRAINED FACULTY

assist students with exploring their spiritual journey.

WARM AND INCLUSIVE CULTURE

give students opportunities to share experiences learning, 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.

NOTRE DAME-INSPIRED COMMUNITY SERVICE

supporting those in need and helping others.

CROSS-DIVISIONAL LEADERSHIP CURRICULUM

occur naturally in multi-age Montessori classrooms, allowing older children to teach younger ones.

GRADE-LEVEL CHARACTER TRAIT PROGRAM

emphasizes kindness and cultivates an appreciation for diversity.

CREATIVE PROBLEM-SOLVING

through teacher modeling and active promotion of the "peaceful classroom."

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Physical and 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 use of muscle equipment for toddlers, two playgrounds, outdoor patios, garden space, field and gym. 

EXTENSIVE PROGRAMS IN THE ARTS

through visual art and music, promoting fine motor skills, exploration, creativity and the joy of discovery.

EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE AND SOCIAL SKILLS

with emphasis on self- awareness and self- regulation to promote each child’s well-being.

A CULTURE OF EXTRAORDINARY CARE

supports students through transition across divisions and those who are new to the 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

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.
Amy Berger

Amy Berger

Montessori Teacher
Nicole Field

Nicole Field

Montessori Teacher
Lori Meier

Lori Meier

Montessori Teacher
Linda Moeggenberg

Linda Moeggenberg

Montessori Teacher
Arielle Wilson

Arielle Wilson

Montessori Teacher