Summit Country Day School

2161 Grandin Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45208

Founded by the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur and now independently owned and governed by a board of trustees, Summit occupies a 24-acre site in Hyde Park. Three contiguous school divisions share the campus: a lower school comprising a Montessori toddler program and kindergarten, traditional grades 1-4, a middle school (grades 5-8) and an upper school (grades 9-12). Developmentally appropriate instruction characterizes each division. Throughout, the curriculum places emphasis on technology: Keyboarding classes begin in grade 1, and middle and upper school pupils benefit from wireless mobile laptop labs and hardware and software resources through classroom computers, as well as Internet-based resources for home access. Programs in art, foreign language and religion are important aspects of the curriculum, and students also receive instruction in drama, music, health and library skills. During the primary school years, students have a homeroom teacher who is responsible for instruction in the core subjects; specialists teach French, Spanish, technology, library, art, music and physical education classes. The middle school employs a team-teaching approach, with specialized teachers in each subject area and accelerated curricular offerings, including upper-school-level French, Spanish and Latin classes, as well as algebra I for qualified seventh graders. Study skills and leadership development are integral to the middle school program. In the upper school, Advanced Placement and other advanced courses in many areas complement an array of electives. The college preparatory program stresses writing and incorporates the fine arts. Prior to graduation, pupils complete a senior project and fulfill a 48-hour community service requirement.

General Information

Academic OrientationCollege Preparatory, Montessori
Grade RangeDay — Coed Grades PS (Age 2)-12
Coed, Boys, or GirlsCoed
Full Address2161 Grandin Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45208
Year Established1890
Legal StatusNonprofit
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
AdministratorRichard Wilson
Applications DueRolling
Total Enrollment1,064
Day Students1,064
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