Faculty devoted to high standards, state-of-the-art resources, outstanding curriculum and an enthusiastic learning community have resulted in many distinctive programs that make The Summit Country Day School unique among private and public schools in Cincinnati. These Signature Programs epitomize The Summit’s dedication to academic excellence while fulfilling its mission to challenge students to develop spiritually, academically, physically, socially and artistically.

Montessori Specific Signature Programs

Toddler Program
The Montessori School is one of a few schools in Greater Cincinnati where of university-trained Montessori curriculum experts offer an educational program for two-year olds.

Enrichment Program
Specially-trained teachers in the Montessori School’s Enrichment Program build on the core-curriculum to present in-depth, higher-level instruction to absorbent young minds.

Orff Music Approach
Children in the Montessori School tap into their natural instincts to make music by playing instruments, improvising, moving and singing through the Orff Schulwerk Music Approach.

All-School Signature Programs

Character Education
Character Education is a way of life at The Summit, where part of the core mission is to help students become people of character who value and improve the world they inherit.


World Language
The Summit aims to produce high-school graduates with strong proficiency in French or Spanish through a 13-year World Language program.


Writing Program
The Summit’s Writing Program lets students find their voice through a fusion of time-tested writing approaches from preschool to 12th grade.


Social Skills

Social Skills are intentionally taught through a purposeful approach in the classroom and in the community to re-enforce skills taught at home. The program delivers on the mission statement challenge to help students develop socially so they grow in both grace and wisdom.


Personalized Instruction
We tailor instruction to each individual so every graduate walks away with the tools needed to succeed in college and an understanding of how to continue learning as they face the challenges of a changing world.