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Upper Nyack, NY
Students enrolled: 129

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339 N Broadway
Upper Nyack, NY 10960

(845) 358-7772
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February 28, 2011
Summit is a great place but realistically, not for everyone. However, if the shoe does fit, there's room for great success. My daughter, thankfully, thrived and did well at Summit. I can;t qualify why...maybe just good chemistry between her and the staff. From my point of view, I found the staff, both clinical and educational, to be caring and smart. None of my concerns ever went unanswered and I came to understand that this was a team effort. it wasn't all smooth sailing but that had more to do with my daughter. I was patiently and expertly guided through some very rocky waters and my daughter is still intouch with some staff to this day. (many years after graduation) I gave parent involvement 3 stars because this is not a school that relies on active parent involvement so i think its basically a moot question.

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May 26, 2010
This is the 4th school I tried for my son (public, private & boarding) -- and this is the only one where we have seen wonderful improvement. The staff has been extremely patient, caring and helpful --- and the overall relaxed environment has had positive effects on my son. He would rather not live at school, but he knows that he is getting the help he needs here.

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March 07, 2008
My son liked the school. However after being a day student.. they tried to push the amttter of him being a resident there. I assume it is so they could obtain more money. I did not like the tactics they used to do this. It is a special ed school which was sutied for him but he really has no job skills upon graduatiing and received very little training to transition. I heard other students who graduated didn't that well. he wil be getting into a transitional program upon graduation but he is not college ready. The staff is okay and it is a very sheltered environment.

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May 13, 2006
summit school is a great school

- submitted by a student

January 13, 2006
the summit school has alovely campus. but we found it not serious enough about helping young people change their lives. As an example of this is their smoling policy. They let the kids smoke. How can they show that they can really help the kids change if they dod not enforce no smolking. They do not have a student government. showing a lack of student empowerment. On the positive side, they wer thoughtfaul about training students in social skills they were lacking.

- submitted by a parent

October 21, 2005
Summit has an excellent staff that has supported my 15-year-old daughter well. They work hard to promote improved behavior in their challenging students. Those who are capable of following rules and resisting the impulse to cut classes, etc. do best in this open campus. Children are not escorted to class; it is up to them to attend or not. I have the utmost respect for all staff members. But the school is not for every student. Look carefully to see if this is a good fit for your child. The campus is beautiful, and art classes are offered. Very limited sports activities, which I feel is the biggest gap. My daughter would love to play team sports, but it is not available and the peer attitude is that it is not cool. I hope something can be done about this in the future. Parent involvement: conferences are all I've done.

- submitted by a parent

October 27, 2004
I think this school is terrible and did not meet my childs needs. My child has been there for the past 3 and a half years. A resident for 3 years and a day-student for the past 6 months. The program is not strict enough and did not set enough bounderies for my child. Summit in my opinion is trying to take the money out of the whoever is paying for the child to be there, such as the school district, the courts, or the parents themselves. All in all I would not recomend the Summit School to anyone and I regret sending my child there.

- submitted by a parent
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Summit School
339 N Broadway, Upper Nyack, NY  10960
(845) 358-7772
Last modified Summit School is a Private school
Summit School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 9 reviews. Top