Students holding Celebrating 125 Years placards

Summit Books

To Grow in Grace and Wisdom
The History of The Summit Country Day School

To Grow in Grace and Wisdom CoverSummit English teacher J. Patrick Kelly authored the first history of the school, The Summit 1890-1990, for the centennial in 1990. To Grow in Grace and Wisdom: The History of The Summit Country Day School is an updated account of The Summit’s storied history, written for the school’s 125th anniversary. “Mr. Kelly understands that the present world of The Summit is intricately woven within the threads of the school's past,” writes retired Summit English teacher Carole G. Fultz in her foreword. “As in a tapestry of finely stitched needlepoint, each figure stands solitary as well as complementary as Mr. Kelly records the observations and achievements of those who peopled and gave life to The Summit.” Foreword by retired Upper school English Teacher Carole G. Fultz. Brimming with historical photos.
Publisher: The Summit Country Day School (March 2016) 
ISBN: 978-1-4951-7703-3
Product Specifications: 10×8 inches. 132 pages. Full color.
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The Immaculate Heart of Mary Chapel CoverThe Immaculate Heart of Mary Chapel
The Heart of The Summit

Author Tracy Law Ph.D '85, both an alumna and teacher at The Summit Country Day School, provides historic, architectural and spiritual accounts of The Summit’s beautiful 19th Century Gothic Revival chapel just in time for the school’s 125th anniversary. With major photography by Robert A. Flischel, this stunning coffee table book is a lasting legacy for the thousands of people who walked down what founding Sister Superior Julia called the “Pompeii Pavementium.” A special preface has been written by Sister Rose Ann Fleming '61, alumna, former head of The Summit, former president of Trinity College and current Athletic Academic Adviser at Xavier University.
Publisher: The Summit Country Day School (March 2016)
ISBN: 978-1-4951-7705-7
Product Specifications: Large format coffee table book, 13×11 inches. 58 pages. Full color. Hardcover retail: $79.99.
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S is for Summit

S is for Summit CoverWritten and Illustrated by students in The Summit Country Day Lower School, S is for Summit pays homage to the school's 125th anniversary. View the history and traditions that make the school special through the eyes of students in grades one through four. This delightful tour of the school includes poetry, expository writing, illustrations and an illuminated alphabet – all created by students. The book is designed by The Summit’s award-winning art teacher, Hilary Carvitti, and edited by the school’s award-winning literacy coach, Patti Kenney.
Publisher: The Summit Country Day School (March 2016)
ISBN: 978-1-4951-7704-0
Product Specifications: 10×8 inches. 38 pages. Full color. Available in hardcover or softcover. Softcover retail: $29.99. Hardcover retail: $49.99.
To purchase: A limited number of softcover versions will be available in the Spirit Shop. Buy online.

The Relics of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Chapel

The Relics of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Chapel CoverLatin teacher Kim Ashcraft has translated a treasure trove of relics and Relic Authentics in the Immaculate Heart of Mary Chapel at The Summit Country Day School. Collected by the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, who founded the school in 1890 and ran it until The Summit became independent in 1984, the collection includes relics of St. Julie Billiart, the founder of the order. Photos of the relics are paired with photos of the Relic Authentics to create a visually beautiful legacy for the school’s 125th anniversary and a record for all time of this aspect of Catholic history. Students of Latin may have a special interest in reading the Relic Authentics.
Publisher: The Summit Country Day School (January 2016) through Blurb print-on-demand.
ISBN: 978-1-4951-7706-4
Product Specifications: 13×11 inches. 70 pages. Full color. Hardcover. Hardcover retail: $89.99.
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Hear My Story | Be My Voice
Giving a Voice to Humanity

A capstone experience for eighth graders at The Summit's Schott Middle School is an outgrowth of our signature Character Education Program. Since the project began, students have given voice to hundreds of people who have been on the front lines of injustice. In response to demand for past issues of these books, we have made them available online.

Volume V (Published in 2016-17)

Published in 2016-2017, eighth graders at The Summit Country Day School write and illustrate 54 stories of humanity including those about survivors of genocide, leaders of faith communities, the Native American story, the social justice work of Catholic sisters, the selflessness of philanthropists, immigrants and refugees, parents of children with medical needs, those with differing abilities, veterans, those who fight for civil rights, the Palestinian story, the fight against poverty, small family formers, Red Cross aid workers, apartheid and those who use music to restore justice. The book culminated a year-long, cross-curricular study of justice as part of the school's signature Character Education Program.

Retail Price: $69.99
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Hear My Story Volume IV CoverVolume IV (Published in 2015-16)

Summit eighth graders write and illustrate 60 stories focused on the complexity of "story" while considering our common humanity. This volume presents the stories of those who not only faced injustices, such as surviving of the Holocaust, but also those who work to create justice, such as leaders of faith communities. In addition, this volume delves into the complex story of emotional disorders. The book culminated a year-long, cross-curricular study of justice as part of the school's signature Character Education Program.
Retail Price: $62.99
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Hear My Story Volume IIIVolume III (Published in 2014-15)

Summit eighth graders write and illustrate 72 stories of love, sorrow, courage, perseverance, hope, injustice, respect – human stories which reveal the power of the voice, and the need to respect dignity. In the words of Nigerian writer, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: "Stories matter."
Retail Price: $59.99
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Hear My Story Volume II CoverVolume II (Published in 2013-14)

In collecting the 60 stories told in this volume, student writers explore the need of unity to ensure fair and equitable existence – justice – and the power of voice to provide restorative justice. They discovered every person defines justice differently, based on the injustices they have faced.
Retail Price: $59.99
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Hear My Story Volume I CoverVolume I (Published in 2012-13)

This inaugural issue of Hear My Story | Be My Voice includes the story of Holocaust survivor Werner Coppelwho for several years has spoken to the eighth grade class before their annual pilgrimage to Washington, D.C. where they visit the Holocaust Museum. In all, 57 stories are told.
Retail Price: $59.99
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Out of the Habit
My Life as Xavier University’s Unlikely Point Guard

Out of Habit CoverBefore Sister Rose Ann Fleming SNDdeN became the Athletic Academic Adviser at Xavier University, she was president of Trinity College and president of The Summit Country Day School. A Summit lifer who graduated in 1950, Sr. Rose Ann spent her formative years at The Summit Country Day School with her twin brother, Tom. After her mother died when she was in the sixth grade, the kindness of a Sister and the influence of a hardworking new best friend brought out an enduring and competitive side, leading her to six college degrees and professional success. This memoir by former Cincinnati Enquirer columnist Laura Pulfer includes stories of Sister Rose Ann's time at The Summit.
Publisher: Orange Frazer Press, $29.96. Buy online.

Finishing the Job
The Inspirational Story of the 2012 State Champion Summit Country Day Silver Knights

Finishing the Job CoverFormer Summit religion teacher and basketball coach Rich Hoyt documents one of the great basketball stories ever told. During 1981 graduate Rob Hertzel's junior year, the school's basketball team lost a heartbreaking overtime game in the 1980 Ohio Class A Basketball State Championship. In 2010, Rob was diagnosed with stage-four colon cancer. Living his life with a passionate zest that inspired those around him, he motivated the 2011 team even after his death, including his son Holden, to a magical run in claiming the first state championship in program history. 
Publisher: Xcellence Publishing (2013)
Product Specifications: Paperback. 160 pages. Retail: $15.96.
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The Chilling Adventures of a Piano Student

The Chilling Adventures of a Piano Student CoverSummit Spanish teacher Yngrid Thurston’s Spanish-language children’s book (Las Escalofriantes Adventuras de Una Estudiante de Piano) chronicles the humorous adventures of a young girl, Maguie, and her mother as they search for a piano teacher. With free classes and at-home instruction, the teacher turns out to be too good to be true. The piano, named Fruncini, becomes their ally in surviving the unpredictable and unlikeable teacher. Mrs. Thurston drew inspiration from her own children's piano lessons and her Dominican Republic heritage.
Publisher:  Babel Books (August 17, 2011)
Product Specifications: Paperback. 46 pages. Spanish language edition. ISBN: 1611969557. Currently available for Kindle: $9.99. Paperback coming soon.
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I Believe

I Believe CoverThe Summit invited students, staff, parents, alumni, faculty and friends to explore their consciousness for a topical essay on a belief or theoretical frame that they apply in their lives for a book called “I Believe.” Published in the winter of 2009, this inspirational book now is available for you to read online here. Read online now.

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Hidden Spaces and Faces of The Summit Country Day School CoverHidden Spaces and Faces of The Summit Country Day School

By Bradley Bedacht ’10 and Gabriella Chandra ’10
Beautiful photos of The Summit Country Day School’s campus are laid out in this coffee table book which was the culmination of a Senior Search project. A portion of all proceeds benefit charity. (Published 2010. Hardcover with Imagewrap, $41.95; Hardcover with dust jacket, $39.95. Softcover, $29.95.)
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Knights' Tales: The Summit Writer’s Project CoverKnights' Tales: The Summit Writer’s Project

By Ellie Cooney, Audy Dahl, Emily Haussler, Emily Hogya, Mandy Keelor, Jacquie Lee, Regina Merrill and Katie Woodall
This collection of short stories by eight different Middle School student authors covers a gamut of themes – each incisive, poignant and articulating a basic human need. These writers may only be middle school-aged, but their minds and hearts are already delving into the fundamental needs of humanity. Proceeds benefit the charity work of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur in Zimbabwe. (Published 2010. Hardcover, $27.99; paperback, $15.99)
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Faded Secrets: The Summit Writers' Project CoverFaded Secrets: The Summit Writers' Project

By Mackenzie Biggs, Anna Delamerced, Emily Hogya, Alex Houle, Regina Merrill and Katie Woodall 
Jennifer, a seventh grader at The Summit Country Day School, travels back in time to unravel a secret that could potentially save lives. The Summit’s Middle School authors interviewed long-standing teachers and the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur to collect history for their fictional novel tracing a family through the generations at the school. Proceeds benefit the charity work of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur in Zimbabwe. (Published 2008. Hardcover, $23.99; Paperback, $13.99)
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Hear My Story | Be My Voice: Giving a Voice to Humanity is the capstone experience for eighth graders at The Summit as part of our signature Character Education Program. Since the project began, Summit students have given voice to hundreds of people who have been on the front lines of injustice. In response to demand for these books, we have made them available for purchase online. Read their full descriptions.

Car Line to Candlelight Cover

Car Line to Candlelight

Car Line to Candlelight promises to “Nourish Your Knights in the Queen City” with more than 500 home-tested recipes from Summit parents, alumni, grandparents, faculty, staff, chefs and Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur. The recipes cover the spectrum from appetizers to desserts -- reflecting the rich cultural heritage of The Summit’s diverse community.
Publisher: Wimmer Cookbooks (2001)
ISBN: 978-0-692-01360-1
Product Specifications: Hardcover, spiral bound. 264 pages. $24.
To purchase: Available in The Spirit Shop. Regular Hours are Monday and Friday 11:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.; Wednesday 8-10 a.m.