Everyone Plays, Everyone Succeeds
Children and sports are a natural combination. Being part of an athletic team is critical to the growth and development of every child. As athletes, children develop key character traits including commitment, responsibility, honor, perseverance, cooperation, leadership and sportsmanship.
Every student deserves to benefit from being part of a team. The Summit offers a three-season athletic schedule that fields 20 Varsity teams in grades seven through twelve. A parent-run program provides students in kindergarten through grade 6 the chance to participate in team sports at a young age.
Students who have the drive, desire and commitment to play a sport have the opportunity to do so, regardless of physical attributes, skill level or ability. The “no cut” policy at The Summit celebrates the opportunity for all students to be successful, and in recent years, Summit and athletic success have become synonymous.
Since 2004, when Athletic Director Gregory Dennis joined The Summit, the Silver Knights have won 12 team state championships and six individual state championships.
The success isn't limited to the high school level either. Currently, almost 50 Summit alumni are playing sports at the collegiate level.
The importance of athletics in the development of youth - their minds, their bodies and their spirit - has never been greater. The Summit is proud of its outstanding athletic program because when everyone plays, everyone succeeds.
14 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
Nominations are now being accepted for The Summit’s 2021 Athletic Hall of Fame class. To nominate deserving alumni or a former coach, please visit the alumni website. Nominations will be collected until midnight on Sunday, Sept. 13.
Rachel Martin, a Class of 2020 graduate and North College Hill resident, has garnered many accolades throughout her high school career. Following the Bud O’ Connor Memorial Award, for attributes of excellence in athletics, she received at her July 18 commencement, she added another.
Four recent graduates of The Summit Country Day School were given awards at their commencements recognizing their athletic leadership.