Everyone Plays, Everyone Succeeds
The Physical Pillar of our five pillar approach is an important component of a Summit education. Being part of an athletic team helps children develop positive character traits including commitment, responsibility, honor, perseverance, cooperation, leadership and sportsmanship. The Summit is proud of its outstanding athletic program because when everyone plays, everyone succeeds.
Since 2004, when Athletic Director Gregory Dennis joined The Summit, the Silver Knights have won 13 team and six individual state championships. In 2023, the girls soccer team won its fourth state trophy and in 2022, four track athletes came home with the school's first-ever state championship in a relay event.
- Three-season athletic schedule
- 20 Varsity teams in Grades 7-12
- Parent-run program in Grades K-6
- "No cut" policy
An impactful athletics program goes deeper than wins and losses. It’s also about creating a safe space for student athletes and teaching real life lessons about teamwork, personal responsibility and perseverance. KEVIN jOHNSON JR
BOYS' VARSITY BASKETBALL coach
I enjoy this sport because there’s an event for everyone and the improvements are so measurable. The athletes can see their hard work pay off. Kim Horning
Girls' track and field coach
I tell the girls, ‘Life is full of opportunities. Make one decision a day that scares you. That’s how you grow.’ I believe in them, and I push them to challenge themselves in the water. Susan Miller
Girls’ Swimming Coach
My coaching philosophy is to provide the best experience an athlete can have. I will not compromise the discipline that comes from hard work and teamwork, while being positive in good and bad times.MARK HAFNER
vARSITY BOYS' FOOTBALL COACH
I look at the game differently now. After passing the course, (A-Youth licensure from the US Soccer Federation) I’m better able to coach positionally and to identify and exploit our opponent’s weaknesses. Scott Sievering
Varsity Boys' Soccer Coach
I honestly enjoy coaching all levels. From the player who has never touched a racket to the high-level players who qualify for state competition.Scott McIntosh
Boys' Tennis Coach
Running teaches perseverance. It teaches life lessons that will help make kids into better adults – better parents, better spouses, better employees. It’s more than running. Kurtis Smith
Cotton Family Varsity Cross Country Head Coach
My coaching philosophy focuses on developing leadership through the program. The older players are placed into positions of leadership to teach and mentor the younger players.Michael Fee
Varsity Girls' SOCCER Coach
My coaching philosophy is to get each athlete to believe they can achieve more than what they previously thought possible.Kevin Schomaker
15 team state titles
Individual State Titles
Alumni playing in college
9 sports for K-6 students
sports for students in grades 7-8
Class of 2019 students playing college sports
16-acre Athletic Complex
Five Summit students will compete at state this week, propelled forward by record-setting competition at district.
The Summit Country Day School inaugurated three special awards at the Hall of Fame induction and awards ceremony on Feb. 10.
A basketball record setter and longtime behind-the-scenes supporter were inducted into The Summit Country Day School’s Athletic Hall of Fame Ceremony on Feb. 10.