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Discover the Summit Country Day School Montessori Program

Now enrolling 18-months and offering an all-day option

Serving children from 18 months to 18 years, The Summit has been a school of choice since 1890 for families in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky who value academic excellence and character development. Private, Catholic and independent, The Summit is a leader in early childhood education. Students thrive in a Montessori preschool and are enriched by a coeducational college preparatory program through high school.

A Faith-Based Community

  • Guided by the Notre Dame hallmarks, believing in the goodness of God
  • Nurturing development of empathy, compassion and respect
  • Promoting the moral foundations for leaders of character

A Warm, Inclusive Culture

  • A family of diverse individuals from 71 zip codes, 24 countries
  • Honoring the goodness and sacredness of each child
  • Cultivating social development

Cognitive Development the Montessori Way

  • Emphasizing movement, self-directed learning and working with materials
  • Highly trained educators who apply research-based best practices
  • Small-size classes, ensuring personal attention in math, literacy and science

Enriching Environment and Experiences

  • A joyful, peaceful, explorative environment featuring outdoor spaces
  • Goal-directed activities that instill a love of learning
  • Signature programs in geography, cultural studies and world languages

Flexible Scheduling Options

  • Half-, full- and extended-day programs beginning at 18 months