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IS SUMMIT RIGHT FOR MY CHILD?

Summit Makes Sense for Students who:

  • demonstrate weaknesses in language processing, working memory, comprehension or organization
  • are bright and want to learn, but are falling behind
  • are encountering difficulty with reading, writing, spelling, math, organization or self-management
  • thrive when teachers listen and adapt to individual needs
  • are most successful when learning is active and expectations reflect their learning profile

FAST FACTS

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specialized faculty

Our faculty is trained in a variety of specialized methods to address difficulties in reading, math and written language: The PhonoGraphix®, Lindamood-Bell®, Orton-Gillingham®, Wilson®, EmPOWER® and a standards-based problem-solving approach to math.

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different approach

Research-based methodologies are used to teach all subjects. Students learn organizational strategies and self-advocacy skill to develop ownership of their own learning. We pride ourselves on strong home-school communication and attention to every detail of learning.

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technology integration

Technology instruction is integrated across the curriculum with specific skill competencies assigned to each grade level. Personal and school laptops are used in many classes for group and individual projects. A 1:1 iPad program is in place for 6th, 7th, and 8th graders.

admissions process

New students are accepted on a rolling admissions basis. Applications can be submitted throughout the year. Making the decision to apply to The Summit School is an important step in helping your child achieve academic success. Here are a few steps to follow once you’re ready to begin your journey with The Summit School.

  1. SECURE AN APPLICATION PACKET by submitting an online inquiry using the form that appears on the right. An application can also be secured by calling the school office at 410-798-0005.
  2. VISIT THE SCHOOL by attending one of the scheduled Drop-In Tours or call for a personal tour. During your visit you will learn about our program, tour our campus and get answers to your specific questions.
  3. COMPLETE THE APPLICATION and return it with a recent photo of the applicant and a non-refundable application fee of $100. Along with the application, please submit the required documents. If the required testing is pending, please indicate when testing is scheduled. Referrals for testing are available upon request. The Director of Admissions will carefully review all of your child’s documentation. If our program is not an appropriate match for your child, every effort will be made to give you guidance about alternatives to Summit.
  4. BRING YOUR CHILD FOR A SCHEDULED VISIT. The Director of Admissions will call to schedule your child for a one-day visit. The visiting day provides further diagnostic information to help determine Summit’s ability to meet all the educational needs of your child.
  5. ADMISSIONS DECISIONS ARE DETERMINED. The Director of Admissions will contact you to discuss the findings of your child’s visit and inform you of our decision regarding enrollment.
  6. REQUEST A FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE INFORMATION PACKET. Once your child has been determined to be an appropriate candidate for admissions and you are interested in tuition assistance, please contact Summit’s Business Manager for instructions and information about important deadlines.
  7. UPON RECEIPT OF THE CONTRACT, all responsible parties should review, sign  and return the contract with the required deposit.

 

Nondiscrimination Policy

The Summit School does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, religion, national or ethnic origin in administration of its educational, admissions, or hiring practices.

Diversity Statement

At The Summit School we are committed to accepting one another. Acceptance includes sensitivity to differences in learning, and to the many ways in which children and families are unique. The Summit School is founded upon the core values of dignity, respect and trust. We accept and respect differences in economic resources, culture and race, ethnicity, faith and belief, gender and age, and sexual orientation.

REQUEST FOR MORE INFORMATION

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NON-PUBLIC PLACEMENT REFERRAL PROCESS

The referral process is initiated on behalf of the student’s parent/guardian by the IEP teams of public school districts. Information sent by the referring school district office is reviewed to determine if basic admissions criteria are met. The information sent typically includes psychological and educational assessments, the student’s IEP, school transcripts and parent contact information.

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Eric H.

BUSINESS MANAGEMENT ANALYST

“Without question I attribute my academic and professional success so far on two things—My loving parents and The Summit School.  A strong foundation is the key to building your future.”

tuition and financial aid

  1. TUITION: Tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year is $29,950.
    We offer for our families’ convenience, 3 payment plan options:

    • Payment in Full
    • Semi-Annual Payments
    • 10 monthly payments

    All tuition contracts require an initial deposit which is applied toward the current year tuition balance. The semi-annual and monthly payment options require enrollment in FACTS Tuition Management System.

  2. FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: The Summit School is committed to helping families who may not be able to afford the full tuition. Financial assistance is awarded to families on the basis of demonstrated need.  Once financial assistance is awarded, The Summit School strives to continue financial support in subsequent years. Summit actively seeks private donations and support from foundations in order to offer financial assistance to our families.
    A request for financial assistance information does not influence the decision to accept or decline a student for admission to The Summit School.  Award decisions are made without regard to race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin or religion. All financial aid information is held strictly confidential.
    Applying for Financial Assistance:

    • Complete and Submit the FACTS Tuition Aid Online application. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Summit’s Business Office at 410-798-0005 x138.
    • Applicants granted enrollment for the following school year will be notified of awards in early June.
    • Mid-year applicants may apply for financial assistance and will be notified prior to enrollment.
  3. INCOME TAX DEDUCTIONS: The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has structured for reimbursement some of the services provided to children diagnosed as learning disabled. Please check with your tax attorney or accountant about this benefit.

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VISIT SUMMIT

Drop-In Tours are regularly scheduled throughout the year to provide opportunities to tour Summit’s campus and learn about our unique program.

Individual Tours can be arranged by contacting our admissions office.