Preparing for a Lifetime of Success
Students in our Upper School have an abundance of opportunities to excel and lead through rigorous academics, competitive athletics and extracurriculars. Highly trained faculty challenge students to reach their full potential. We offer 24 Advanced Placement classes, two Centers for Excellence -- Schiff Family Science Research Institute and Homan Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership -- a number of signature programs and an emphasis on character-based leadership and creative problem-solving.
has an average of 20 years teaching experience.
often delivered in seminar-style.
result in 100% of graduating class accepted to colleges. Alumni report they are better prepared than their peers for college.
delivered through college preparatory classes including 24 Advanced Placement classes.
emphasizes spiritual and intellectual growth, social justice, morality and world religions.
through liturgies, mission trips, student-led prayer services and an annual three-day retreat.
include a dedicated Upper School campus minister.
empower 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; 90% of freshmen participate; 83% overall participation in team sports.
includes award-winning programs in instrumental music, choir, fine arts and performing arts.
developed through an advisor and four-year advisement group, grouped by interests and talents.
offers extensive academic and extracurricular opportunities to celebrate each student's interests and helps them transition to college.
Leadership is taught and practiced as students engage in opportunities that range from student government, school dances, tutoring of inner-city students, making meals for the homeless and launching rockets from Williams Field. Some students may choose to serve Mass or compete in statewide competitions in math, science, languages and social studies. Others will dance in the chorus of the spring musical. Others will choose competitive athletics. And other students will dance in the chorus of the spring musical or choose to be part of competitive athletic teams.
What differentiates The Summit from other schools not only the opportunity to participate in an array of activities but many changes to step up to the call of leadership. Our Student Leadership Board is comprised of representatives of our various clubs and organizations who work with faculty and staff moderators to provide programming with the intention to advance The Summit’s mission and Upper School themes.
Summit culture encourages students to explore new interests. We want all students find something that interests them or to start a club about a topic that aligns with their passions. Clubs are student-led across various interest areas and vary from year-to-year.
Science Research Institute
Learn about the advanced curriculum of our unique-in-Cincinnati Schiff Family Science Research Institute and read student blogs about their research opportunities in area laboratories.
Read about our four-year College Counseling program and learn more about our graduate outcomes.