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Book Fair Recommendations

Our Fall Book Fair is in full swing and we love that our students have access to such incredible books. Thinking that students might discover their next favorite read in our IDEA Lab is one of the most exciting parts of this semi-annual event. We love this excerpt...

Summit School First Graders Are Budding Entrepreneurs

Summit School first graders just finished their economics and business unit that embraces the way students absorb concepts, paving the way for future entrepreneurs. “Students might not be prompted to ask questions if they were just reading about economics...

Trunk or Treat: Last Minute Inspiration

Trunk-or-Treat is THIS Saturday and we know it's possible that you still haven't decided how to decorate your trunk. Not to worry. We're swooping in with some of our favorite ideas for you to steal. If you haven't registered your trunk or would like to volunteer for...

October Book Recommendations

It's time for another month of book recommendations. This list of books from former Summit teacher Ashley Hare is perfect for cuddling up inside as the weather starts to cool down. There are tons of great options for each reading level so there is something for...

Student Health Through a Different Lens

“A state of well-being in which the individual realizes their own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to their community.”  Any educator or parent would want this for a child....

Approaching Math with Creativity, Courage, and a Sense of Play

At Preschool-Second Grade Math Night last night, Summit’s Math Specialist, Molly Danforth, encouraged parents to have their children approach math with creativity, courage, and a sense of play. Giving kids both the opportunity and reason to love math is a cornerstone...

Alumni Spotlight: Kelly Andrew

We're so excited to introduce you to Kelly Andrew for this month's Alumni spotlight. The 22-year-old is currently an Environmental Policy and Advocacy Intern at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida and is on her way to a bright future. We're so honored to have been a...

September Book Recommendations

Now that we're getting into the normal routine of school, hopefully our students have settled into a rhythm with their reading. We asked our own school librarian to offer up another round of book recommendations to keep your to read lists fresh with new options. Let...

Alumni Spotlight: Cindy Hwang

This month's Alumni Spotlight is Cindy Hwang. This 26-year-old graduate student has gone on to do amazing things in the world of art and design. We're proud to have such robust arts programs at Summit where students can really explore their interests as well as...

Back to School Book Recommendations

Since school is back in session, we thought it would be the perfect time to get you a new set of book recommendations to start the new year off right. Plus, these are coming directly from Summit's own school librarian, so you know these are solid choices for your...

Taking Rigor “Deeper”

Over the summer, I wrestled with this question: if schools exist to prepare students for the outside world, why do most schools look so different from it? At Summit we are continuing to connect school to the world in order to deepen students' capacity for learning and...

Meet Summit’s New Preschool Teachers

We know that a quality early education is an important part of a student's long term academic, social, and emotional success in the classroom and out. We're so proud of all of our preschool teachers who are dedicated to making sure Summit's youngest learners are set...

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