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The Summit School

Private | 1-8 | 101 students


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Posted November 20, 2013

This National Blue Ribbon School, has an overall 4:1 student teacher ratio with 99.5% graduating from high school, and 85% graduating from college. It is a school for bright children with learning differences. The needs of the whole child are met in every hour of their day. Well -rounded programs from STEM infused programs in science and technology to performing arts and sports are offered . Students from other states and countries have attended. The Executive Director , Dr Mele-McCarthy, is on boards of national professional organizations and is a frequent presenter of papers and workshops. This ensures Summit's access to research in the area of reading, executive functioning, oral language and education policy. This cutting edge approach, combined with numerous national professional awards, makes Summit's 25 years of excellence most admirable.

Posted May 6, 2013

How do you define excellence in education? The Summit School. From the head of the school to the teachers and staff, we found a family. The Summit School is a school committed to finding the potential in every child. If your son or daughter is struggling in school, or refuses to even go to school, give Summit a call. We did. They forever made a difference in our child's life.
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Posted January 18, 2013

Summit School has changed our daughter's life for the better. She was struggling in school and feeling poorly about herself until Summit turned it all around for her. With their specialized teaching methods, they have been able to help her unlock her potential. The teachers are incredibly dedicated and the atmosphere of the school is very supportive of all the students. It is a first-rate experience.
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Posted September 28, 2009

i love it there there are graet teachers
—Submitted by a student

Posted October 24, 2007

Summit is excellent. They help each student individually to their needs. I am graduating at the end of the year. You should cheak Summit out. Please it is a real good school.
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Posted October 24, 2007

Summit is excellent. I am graduating this year. Please cheak it out.
—Submitted by a student

Posted November 7, 2006

Outstanding school for children with dyslexia. I only wish I had learned about it earlier. The program is flexible to meet your child's needs. They have a full time school psychologist to work with the students. They listen to the parents.
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Posted September 10, 2006

The Summit School is a wonderful school for children with learning differences. The faculty is highly educated as well as sensitive to the individual need of each student. The school has an excellent music instructor, art program and is beginning to offer after school sports. There is a strong parent involvement. Being apart of this school is like being apart of a family. The founder, principal and teachers are involved with each student, they spend time getting to know each one. Children gain self-confidence by being able to succeed.
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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 79% 42%
Black 12% 35%
Hispanic 3% 12%
Two or more races 3% 4%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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664 Central Avenue East
Edgewater, MD 21037
Phone: (410) 798-0005


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