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COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

Summit School continues to take action to limit the spread of COVID-19. To reduce potential exposure to our students and staff, we are limiting visitor presence on our campus. Thus campus tours are suspended until further notice. To meet virtually with our Admission Team and explore other ways of seeing our campus, please email Director Cindy Kluttz at ckluttz@summitmail.org.

  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    A+

Applying

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Application Fee
$75
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
None

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$25,465
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
22%
Average Financial Aid
From Summit School

Since 1933, Summit School has been inspiring learning. We are leaders in education, doing things differently, following a Progressive philosophy of teaching.

Are you a family that holds one or more of these values for your child's education?
+Wants a challenging academic environment in an atmosphere of joy and community engagement.
+Places high value on the social-emotional development of their children.
+Sees the value in play-based early childhood education.
+Wants daily experiences in science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics.
+Believes in opportunities for a broad range of hands-on, project-based learning.
+Wants to join a positive, student-centered community in which to raise their children.
+Wants their children to be taught by professionals who constantly seek to be the best educators they can be.
+Believes that a strong foundation sets the stage for a lifetime of learning.

Come visit our campus and explore a match with your values and ours.

School Details

Grades
PK, K-9
Students
593
Student-Teacher Ratio
4:1
National
17:1
Full-Time Teachers
122
Part-Time Teachers
33

Students

Students
593
Gender
  • Female
    50%
  • Male
    50%
Student Diversity
  • White
    80.1%
  • Multiracial
    9.1%
  • African American
    6.4%
  • Asian
    2.4%
  • Hispanic
    2%
  • Native American
    0%
  • Pacific Islander
    0%

Preschool

Annual Cost
Cost is for the most complete schedule offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Starting Age
3
Pre-K Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
Schedule Options
  • Offers Full Week
  • Offers Part Week
  • Offers Full Day
    Yes
  • Offers Part Day
    Yes
    Living in the Area
    1. Cost of Living
      B+
    2. Good for Families
      A-
    3. Housing
      B
    Median Household Income
    $44,311
    National
    $55,322
    Median Rent
    $782
    National
    $949
    Median Home Value
    $144,400
    National
    $184,700

    Summit School Reviews

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    Our family is having a wonderful experience at Summit School. Year after year our children's teachers are involved and interested; the administration is responsive and accessible; and my children actually enjoy going to school. The infusion of languages, music, art, and science across varied subject areas creates kids who are able to make innovative connections and who exhibit the curiosity and desire to effect change. Summit School helps nourish kids into becoming active participants in their community and empathetic citizens of the world. As a parent, sending our children to has been a very worthy investment of time and resources.
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    Summit School and their community of families welcomed us to Winston-Salem 5 years ago. The school has nurtured, but more importantly, engaged and enriched our child on an individualized level. As a parent, I feel included in the community as well as the voice of the school. I know the educators and administrators and they really know my child (strengths and weaknesses). Our whole family feels supported and we are grateful for everything they do for our child.
    As a student who graduated from Summit School, I do not feel Summit adequately prepared for high school. I did have some good experiences at Summit, especially in the lower grades. There were issues with bullying and Summit didn't stop it, letting bullying continue. The safety on campus is sub-par. When security issues have been reported, they seem not dealt be with until hours later, even when issues involved threats against students.