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



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.


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.


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.

SECURE AN APPLICATION.  You can now complete and submit an application online. To access the online application, CLICK HERE.

LEARN ABOUT OUR SCHOOL. Both virtual and in-person options are currently available. Virtual Open House events are scheduled throughout the school year and open to interested families. Individualized on-campus tours, adhering to CDC guidelines and The Summit School protocols, are offered as well. In all instances, you will learn about our program, tour our campus and get answers to your specific questions.

Virtual Open House Dates and RSVP Information:

COMPLETE THE APPLICATION. Upload a recent photo of your child and submit the $100 non-refundable application fee. The required documents should then be emailed directly to the Director of Admissions, Nancy Rhodes, for review. If 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.

BRING YOUR CHILD FOR A SCHEDULED VISIT. The Director of Admissions will schedule an admissions screening for your child. Your child will visit with the Director of Admissions and The Executive Director. The visit provides further diagnostic information to help determine Summit’s ability to meet all the educational needs of your child. The visit will take approximately one and one half hours.

Full day visits for applicants have been temporarily suspended due to COVID-19. When requested, students may be invited to virtually shadow in a class with their grade group to provide them an opportunity to experience Summit as a potential student.

ADMISSIONS DECISIONS. The Director of Admissions will contact you to discuss the decision regarding enrollment.

REQUEST  FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE INFORMATION. Once your child has been determined to be an appropriate candidate for admissions and you are interested in financial assistance, please contact the Director of Admissions for instructions and information about important deadlines.

UPON RECEIPT OF  CONTRACT. All responsible parties should review, sign  and return the contract with the required deposit.

If you have trouble with the online application please contact the Director of Admissions at 410-798-0005.


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.




  • OTHER:


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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“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 2020-2021 academic year is $32,570.
    We offer 3 payment plan options:

    • Payment in Full
    • Semi-Annual Payments
    • Monthly

    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 AID: The Summit School is committed to helping families who may not be able to afford the full tuition. Financial aid is awarded to families on the basis of demonstrated need, the number of families applying for aid, and the total amount of scholarship money available.  Once financial assistance is awarded, The Summit School strives to continue financial support in subsequent years provided financial need has been demonstrated and financial obligations to the school for the preceding year have been met. Summit actively seeks private donations and support from foundations in order to offer financial assistance to our families.
    A request for financial aid information does not influence the decision to accept or decline a student for admission to The Summit School.  We offer NEED-based financial aid. 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 Aid:

    • 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.
    • Notification of awards is given to new and returning families by May/June.
    • Mid-year applicants may apply for financial aid and will be notified prior to enrollment.
  3. INCOME TAX INFORMATION: The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) may allow deductions for some of the services provided to children diagnosed as learning disabled.  Check with your tax attorney or accountant about these deductions.



Nancy Rhodes has recently moved to the Director of Admissions position at The Summit School. For the past ten years, Nancy served as the Coordinator of the Summit Resource Center. In this role, Nancy worked to increase services offered to the community and to build partnerships and relationships with specialists. Prior, Nancy worked as a Director of College Advising for a magnet high school and a School Counselor for a nonpublic school serving students with learning differences. Nancy received her Master’s Degree in School Counseling from C.W. Post, Long Island University and her Bachelor’s of Arts degree from Long Island University. Please feel free to contact Mrs. Rhodes at Nancy.Rhodes@thesummitschool.org or 410-798-0005 ext. 147.

The Summit School is hosting a series of Open Houses. If these dates and times do not work, please contact Mrs. Rhodes and she would be happy to schedule a 1:1 tour.

Virtual Open House Dates and RSVP Information: