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For more than a century,

The Summit Country Day School has been a beacon of excellence in Catholic education. Located in midtown Cincinnati, we are an independent, coeducational, college-preparatory school with a Montessori preschool and divisions through grade 12. Our mission is to develop leaders of character through superior academics and spiritual growth.

Montessori School

We are one of a few schools in Greater Cincinnati applying the Montessori philosophy in an educational program for children as young as 18-month-olds.

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Lower School

Children in grades 1-4 thrive in an experiential environment designed to leverage their natural curiosity and joy of learning. 

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Upper School

Students in our Upper School have an abundance of opportunities to excel and lead through rigorous academics, competitive athletics and extracurriculars.

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Middle School

Uncovering academic passions, moral compass setting, social skills and leadership development are the work of students in grades 5-8.

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Programs

Explore programs that extend the academic day to meet the needs of our parents and give students the opportunity to explore new interests.

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Experience The Summit

As an independent school, we continue our founding traditions as a Notre Dame community. The heart of our mission is to educate leaders of character who will value and improve the world they inherit. Here in a warm, inclusive culture, every child is known, their God-given talents are valued and relationships flourish.

Academic Excellence

High Expectations Deliver outstanding Results

Academic Excellence

High Expectations Deliver Outstanding Results

Highly-trained faculty

with an average of 20 years teaching experience, plus literacy and math specialists. 

small class sizes

a 9:1 student-faculty ratio that promotes close relationships with teachers and among peers.

high-impact instructional best practices

that emphasize creative problem-solving and experiential learning.

A rigorous, mission-centered curriculum

that develops intellectual and cultural competence.

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Spiritual Growth

Inclusive Community Fosters Values and Guides Faith Formation

Spiritual Growth

Values-based experiences guide faith formation

Religious education curriculum

that supports both spiritual and intellectual development.

opportunities for discovery & reflection

include liturgies, retreats, missions and student-led prayer.

chaplain and specially trained faculty

who guide students on their spiritual journey.

warm and inclusive culture

where empathy and acceptance are valued.

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Leaders of Character

Mission challenges all to be peacemakers, changemakers.

Leaders of Character

Mission challenges all to be peacemakers, change makers

NOTRE DAME-INSPIRED COMMUNITY SERVICE

to the most vulnerable and disadvantaged – locally and globally. 

CROSS-DIVISIONAL LEADERSHIP CURRICULUM

emphasizes ethical dilemmas and global awareness. 

GRADE-LEVEL CHARACTER TRAIT PROGRAM

that builds a lifelong ethical framework. 

CREATIVE PROBLEM-SOLVING

and experiential learning opportunities at all grade levels.

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Physical & Social-Emotional Wellness

Vibrant Community of Highly Engaged Students

Physical & Social-Emotional Wellness

Bring out the best for the whole child in every child.

PROMOTION OF DAILY PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

through our no-cut sports policy and an emphasis on healthy living habits. 

EXTENSIVE PROGRAMS IN THE ARTS

music, fine and performing arts – inspire creativity and cultivate passion and skill.

EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE AND SOCIAL SKILLS

taught at every grade level; dedicated counselors in each division. 

A CULTURE OF EXTRAORDINARY CARE

that supports students who are new to the school and through transitions to across each division. 

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Get To Know Us

1:9

Faculty/Student Ratio

Thirteen-Year World Language Program

24

acres on main campus

$4,300,000

in annual financial aid

Founded in 1890

100%

college placement

1:1

BOY/GIRL RATIO

Annual All-School Art Show

74

HOME ZIP CODES

49%

RECEIVE TUITION ASSISTANCE

Community Service at All Grade Levels

30%

STUDENTS OF COLOR

60:40

CATHOLIC/OTHER FAITH TRADITIONS

Regional, State & National Award Winners

5,000

5,000 Alumni Distinguished with Diverse Talents  

21

YEARS IN STATE LATIN LEADERSHIP

$10,000,000

SCHOLARSHIP OFFERS TO RECENT GRADS

15

ACRES AT ATHLETIC COMPLEX

No. 1-Ranked Catholic High School in Ohio

47

ALUMNI ON COLLEGE TEAMS

1,020

STUDENTS

Spanish, French, Mandarin and Latin Taught

17

FAITH TRADITIONS REPRESENTED

24

AP CLASSES OFFERED

Annual Theater Productions in All Four Schools

78%

FACULTY WITH ADVANCED DEGREES

24

AP CLASSES OFFERED

13

CHARACTER TRAITS TAUGHT BY GRADE LEVEL

Our Youngest Students are 18-months-old

20

STATE ATHLETIC CHAMPIONSHIPS

Meet The Teachers

Highly-trained faculty, state-of-the-art resources and innovative curriculum have resulted in distinctive programs that make The Summit Country Day School's opportunities unique.
Nick Accrocco

Nick Accrocco

College Counseling Director
Amy Berger

Amy Berger

Montessori Teacher
Larry Dean

Larry Dean

Latin Teacher
Donna Doran

Donna Doran

Music Teacher, IGknight Teacher
Elizabeth Drumm

Elizabeth Drumm

School Counselor
Colleen Kane

Colleen Kane

Second Grade Teacher
Karen Koch

Karen Koch

Montessori Teacher
Tracy Law

Tracy Law

Social Studies Teacher
Brendan McEachern

Brendan McEachern

Language Arts Teacher
Lori Meier

Lori Meier

Montessori Teacher
Linda Moeggenberg

Linda Moeggenberg

Montessori Teacher
Mary Kate Newton

Mary Kate Newton

Librarian, Exploratarium Coordinator
Bonnie Pang

Bonnie Pang

Chinese Teacher
Cliff Pope

Cliff Pope

Assistant Upper School Director
Jessica Replogle

Jessica Replogle

Schiff Family Science Research Institute Head
Laura Samuels

Laura Samuels

Resources Program Coordinator
Rosie Sansalone

Rosie Sansalone

Language Arts Teacher
Robert Schaaf

Robert Schaaf

Math & Social Studies Teacher
Cooper Schreibeis

Cooper Schreibeis

Social Studies & Religion Teacher
Kurtis Smith

Kurtis Smith

Religion & Leadership Teacher
Karen Suder

Karen Suder

Biology Teacher
Mike Thomas

Mike Thomas

Technology Teacher
Arielle Wilson

Arielle Wilson

Montessori Teacher