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 months. 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.
who are certified in Montessori education with 1-2 assistants per room.
provide greater opportunity for individual instruction and community-centric classrooms.
with a literacy specialist who supports faculty and analyzes data on student growth.
delivered through early and advanced enrichment with world language instruction.
Age-appropriate activities that nourish spiritual and intellectual growth.
through liturgies, cross-divisional events, music and story-telling.
assist students with exploring their spiritual journey.
give students opportunities to share experiences learning, 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 use of muscle equipment for toddlers, two playgrounds, outdoor patios, garden space, field and gym.
through visual art and music, promoting fine motor skills, exploration, creativity and the joy of discovery.
with emphasis on self- awareness and self- regulation to promote each child’s well-being.
supports students through transition across divisions and those who are new to the school.