So impressed! My child is in their first year of the Montessori program at The Summit Country Day School. We could not be happier. The admissions staff has been warm and welcoming. They have gone above and beyond to make us feel included and comfortable. The teachers are also wonderful! The program is top notch and I can already see so much progress in my child after 2 short months. The program not only focuses on academics, but character development as well. They really strive to help their students become well rounded and successful. We live over 25 minutes from the school, but it's totally worth the drive. I would highly recommend checking out The Summit!
Six years and counting...wouldn't change a thing. My sons are learning, growing, exploring and making new friends and experiencing new milestones. The caring staff and faculty are completely accessisble to them and to us. The Summit is a great place to send your children to receive a great character building and academic education.
From the moment we first toured the Summit Upper School we knew this was the right school for our children to prepare for College. The warm, caring environment with superior academics provides opportunities for students to understand their strengths and capitalize on being their best. The community is loving and accepting of all. Summit students graduate strongly prepared academically, socially and spiritually. Summit is one of a kind.
Our son was set to attend St X with most of his friends but ended up choosing Summit after several shadow day visits. Summit provides personalized attention, strong curriculum, well rounded sports opportunities, and more. He has fit in very well and has never regretted choosing the Summit.
All that glitters is not gold. The school is not all that it appears to be but they talk a good game. They violate athletic recruiting rules, doesn't exhibit a community feel unless you are caucasian and from Hyde Park. The academics are decent and the small class sizes are notable.
This is a wonderful school in which you find the substance that all the other schools are talking about. We love this school and have had kids in all divisions. You owe it to yourself to check The Summit out!
Our four Mexican-American children attend Summit Country Day. We left Cincinnati for a couple of years but moved back largely so our children could return to the Summit. Our children learn with smiles on their faces.
We have three children at the school and we couldn't be happier! The school has top-rated academics combined with a great character education program. It is a great community, and we are constantly amazed by how dedicated the teachers are in providing a personalized education. Our children are truly known and cared for by their teachers. There is no other school in Cincinnati quite like Summit.
This school offers top level academics, the best, (and most dedicated) faculty in the city, as well as opportunities for each and every child to shine and grow in their own unique way. The strong focus on character development results in a community in which everyone is welcome and cared for by each other. It feels like having a huge family in town to be part of it. The children simply love being there, and we never feel alone on the parenting journey.
Fabulous school - Great academics, caring teachers, wonderful parents, strong emphasis on developing the whole child. This school has it all. Our children are very happy and proud to be a part of the community.
A superior experience that is delivered by experienced and caring staff and overseen by a hands-on administration! This school provides caring and nurturing for students and parents who want the best from their academic and cultural education.
Excellent Education, Great community, Everyone is welcome and offer every sport or activity someone could ask for
Great character education program. Great academics. Very good opportunities for athletics
Everything appears wonderful, welcoming and inviting when going through the admissions process but I wish I would have listened to my instincts. My dtr. is now a Freshman in college and when we went through the admission process, the adm. staff was pretentious and arrogant but I did not have that feeling from the faculty so decided to send my dtr. I should have trusted my feelings - the entire community is fueled on which social track you are in. The program is fine, but the experience was not.
Summit has superior academics and a strong and nurturing community where children are really cared for. I can't speak to what it feels like to be an African American in this environment, but I do know that the classes my children are in look like the UN. It attracts many transfer families from the big companies and there are children from many cultures in every grade. That was a big factor in our choosing it. I wanted to be sure my kids would be exposed to global thinking. It has been a great choice for my family.
I just graduated from Summit and now I'm attending my first choice college. I feel extremely well-prepared for college life, and Summit is the reason behind that. In high school I was never a school-spirit person by any means. I never went to the games or participated in the numerous school events offered. Even despite my lack of participation, I still feel extremely connected to the Summit community. I highly recommend this school. You can get anything you want from this school, as long as you have the drive to do it.
All I will say is that my child is Jewish and The Summit staff has done everything possible to make her comfortable. She chose the school and we support her choice. The Summit considers the whole child so my child will graduate a well rounded and college ready student.
We came here for small class sizes - they are getting larger as the economy worsens. This is parochial cincinnati at its best - a lot of 'happy speak' from the teachers, but not much substance from the majority of them (lower school exper.), an administration that smiles a lot but only really engages with the monied set, and a conservative, very white student population. The education experience is generally high, but the school is slow to adapt to the technological age (no laptops for the kids except in the labs). And, regardless of their desire to compete with the independent privates, this is very much a catholic school with heavy requirements on the students to attend very frequent massess and almost daily religion classes. Overall, not a good value for the money (look at the colleges their graduates choose).
I disagree with the comment posted below. Summit does support diversity. It may not be as diverse as other schools, but I do not think you can judge how it 'supports diversity' because legitimately by the time a student graduates the whole class is essentially a family.
Summit doesn't not support diversity, it was one my worse experiences family has endured.
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