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The Summit Blog: Parenting Matters

While there is a lot of information in my book, “Achieving Admission: How to Help Students Get into Selective Colleges and Keep Everyone Sane in the Process,” that I hope you benefit from, here are some key tips I would like everyone to consider.

The Summit Annual Fund for Excellence provides the extras that tuition doesn’t cover. One family’s gift to the Annual Fund paid for social media influencer, leadership consultant and author, George Couros to present at our faculty in-service learning seminar.

A recent story in Time magazine looked at the challenges faced by all-boys schools in 2019 – a year where the nation’s mainstream media has been focused on toxic masculinity, gender equality and the “Me Too” movement.

The 2019-20 school year kicked off with twice the excitement when roll call revealed five sets of twins in the fifth grade of The Summit’s Harold C. Schott Middle School. ...

By Lisa Cox  Outside the main office of The Summit’s Montessori pre-school stands 6-year-old kindergarten student Sarai Manuel. As I enter the hallway, she looks u...

When you walk down the main hall of The Summit, look up.

The news that our students received an astounding 90 awards from the College Board for their performance on Advanced Placement (AP) tests this year prompted us to take a deeper look into the reasons for this success.

The Summit Country Day School has been named 2019 “#1 Best Catholic High School School in Ohio” and an overall grade of A+ by Niche, an organization that reviews and...

This is a time of year when many parents of elementary-aged children are worried about whether their children are being challenged enough in schools. This is especially true of ...

By Rich Wilson: Not many independent schools talk about developing their students’ social skills in their mission statements. The Summit does, and there’s a good ...

It was not until the film "Hidden Figures" hit the big screen that the real life story of three black women’s mathematical ingenuity became widely celebrated and...

By Kathy Scott: Every parent I’ve ever known, who holds their newborn infant in their arms for the first time, is immediately enraptured with baby love. We hold them, k...

By Kendra Thornton: As we “spring forward” with Daylight Saving Time, it brings to mind the importance of good sleep.   Preschool children, ages 3-5, typi...

Sooner or later, every parent, grandparent or caregiver will face the daunting task of having a difficult conversation with their kids or grandkids. And considering the types of...

Experts speaking at our Early Childhood Education Symposium have told us that humility is one of the most important traits a parent can teach a child. Upper School Director...

By Jay Cooper: Resilience is a bit of a buzzword, one that’s often thrown around by parents, caregivers and coaches. You’ve heard the words of encouragement: reco...

By Hannah Michels Every area of a child’s life can benefit from cultivating their creativity. The creative process builds a child’s problem-solving skills along w...

By Sharon Collins The importance of early intervention in identifying and remediating speech and language deficits cannot be overstated. Research shows that school-age childr...

This week is the American School Counselor Association's (ASCA) "National School Counseling Week."  Highlighting  current trends and resources, Lowe...

By Rich Wilson:   One of the universal concerns of parents is how to appropriately motivate their children. At The Summit, our parents are high achieving. If the...

By Julia Almaguer: Given my generation’s math education, sometimes I am surprised that I became a math teacher. As a student I figured out methods and patterns, complet...

By Brooke Byam   Sometimes parents ask me advice about whether to put siblings together in a classroom. As a multi-age teacher, I look forward to having siblings in t...

By Jay Cooper   Every year, thousands of parents in and around Cincinnati are faced with choosing a preschool for their child. But what really goes into the selection...

By Renee Mattson   The turn of every new year is a wonderful time to pause and reconnect to what matters most. Our parent coaches at Child in Bloom receive the most p...

On any given morning, students at The Summit Country Day School can be found pushing a wheelbarrow full of toys, crawling through a tube, sitting with a friend in a small rockin...