Summit's Path to Success

We understand that you are entrusting your child to us and we take that responsibility very seriously. Our goal is two-fold: to challenge our students academically and to help them grow into leaders who will make a positive difference in the world.

Our Path to Success focuses on three stages of their education:

  • Great Learners (K-5)
  • Great Listeners (6-8) 
  • Great Leaders (9-12)

Great learners are children filled with wonder and curiosity. They love to learn. This is the starting point and foundation for any personal growth.

Great listeners are students who begin to understand who they are and develop the discernment necessary to make great decisions.

Great leaders are young adults who choose to use their influence to make a positive difference in the world.

Summit's Educational Philosophy

For more than twenty years, Summit has been a place-based learning environment. In 2018, we partnered with Teton Science Schools, one of the leading place-based education organizations in the world, by joining the Place Network so that we could be continually refining and improving what we do and so that we could expand our impact by sharing what we’ve developed with other place-based schools.

Place-based education is anywhere, anytime learning. The purpose is to bring the local community into the classroom and the classroom out into the community in order to encourage student engagement, increase retention of material, broaden student perspectives and experiences, and build student confidence that they can make a difference.

Key components to this philosophy beyond “place” are: individual student mastery, project-based learning, hands-on learning, student-led learning, small group work, and character building. To that last point, the foundation of all we are and all we do at Summit is the Summit Pledge, which all students recite every morning: “Every day, in my words and my deeds, I will do my best to live these seven virtues: honesty, respect, responsibility, compassion, self-discipline, perseverance, and giving.”

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