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Please submit an inquiry for more information. If you are ready for a campus tour, please schedule your visit below. And if you are ready to apply, you may begin the application online here.

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Want to find out more?

Prospective parents may request an Information Packet online here, or by telephone (336.722.2777), or email (admissions@summitmail.org).

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Campus Tours

Come visit!

The best way to learn more about Summit is to visit and tour our campus. Personal tours are available by appointment during school hours.

Parents are required to visit and tour the school and meet with a member of the Admissions staff as a first step in the process. During the Parent Visit, you will have an individual meeting with a member of our staff. This is your chance to tell us about your child and to ask any specific questions about our program or particular areas of interest. It is recommended that for this first meeting, parents come without their children.

Families interested in Triad Academy should schedule tours with Karen Pranikoff at 336-722-2777, x1508.

To book an appointment online, please schedule below or click here to be taken to our electronic scheduler. If suitable times are not available, please call or email to schedule a convenient time.

Apply Online

Thank you for your interest in Summit School!

We accept new students in all grades each year if space is available.

For the 2017-18 school year, space is available in:

  • Junior Kindergarten
  • Kindergarten
  • Lower School Grades 1, 2, 3, 4
  • Triad Academy Grade 2, 3, 4

We currently have waitpools in all other grades.

Our typical entry points are Junior Kindergarten, Kindergarten and 6th Grade. We usually add 10-15 new students in those grades.

General deadlines and important dates:

October 1Online applications open for New Families
Winter 17-18Selected applicants invited for student visit day
Jan 31, 2018Deadline for first round consideration & financial aid applications due
March 9, 2018New student acceptances sent via email
March 30, 2018Enrollment deposits AND health forms due for new students accepting offers of enrollment

Early Childhood (JrK & K)

Applicants for Junior Kindergarten should turn four by July 1 of the year they would enter. Applicants for Kindergarten should turn five by July 1 of the year they would enter.

Ideally applications should be on file by January of the calendar year of entry.

For example, an applicant to begin kindergarten in the fall of 2018 should submit an application between October 2017 and January 2018. In particular, applicants considering financial aid are encouraged to apply by December.

  1. Begin your application online here. You will be able to download supplemental forms from the Online Application.
  2. Student Visit: After the application and related forms are received, we will review the file and invite selected applicants for a Student Visit. Applicants for Junior Kindergarten visit with their parents in small groups. All other applicants visit in the classroom for a full day at their current grade level.
  3. Assessments and Testing: Applicants to grades K-3 will be given an age appropriate screening for reading and written language during their visit.
  4. Decision: Following the Student Visit, we will notify the family of our decision on or before March 9, 2018.

Lower School (Grades 1-5)

Ideally applications should be on file by January of the calendar year of entry.

For example, an applicant to begin first grade in the fall of 2018 should submit an application between October 2017 and January 2018. In particular, applicants considering financial aid are encouraged to apply by December.

  1. Begin your application online here. You will be able to download supplemental forms from the Online Application.
  2. Student Visit: After the application and related forms are received, we will review the file and invite selected applicants for a Student Visit. Applicants visit in the classroom for a full day at their current grade level.
  3. Assessments and Testing: Applicants to grades K-3 will be given an age appropriate screening for reading and written language during their visit. Applicants to grades 4-9 will be given informal math and writing assessments during their visit.
  4. Decision: Following the Student Visit, we will notify the family of our decision on or before March 9, 2018.

Upper School (Grades 6-9)

Ideally applications should be on file by January of the calendar year of entry.

For example, an applicant to begin first grade in the fall of 2018 should submit an application between October 2017 and January 2018. In particular, applicants considering financial aid are encouraged to apply by December.

  1. Begin your application online here. You will be able to download supplemental forms from the Online Application.
  2. Student Visit: After the application and related forms are received, we will review the file and invite selected applicants for a Student Visit. Applicants visit in the classroom for a full day at their current grade level.
  3. Assessments and Testing: Applicants to grades K-3 will be given an age appropriate screening for reading and written language during their visit. Applicants to grades 4-9 will be given informal math and writing assessments during their visit. A writing sample is a required piece of the application to grades 6-9.
  4. Decision: Following the Student Visit, we will notify the family of our decision on or before March 9, 2018.

Triad Academy at Summit School (Grades 2-8)

Testing

Students applying for admission to Triad Academy at Summit School have a documented need for specialized instruction in reading and written language. Applicants must have a comprehensive psychoeducational evaluation, current within three years, which describes the student’s strengths and weaknesses, and provides evidence that academic difficulties are not the result of behavioral or emotional problems.

Students will be considered for admission based on:
Average or above average range cognitive abilities, as measured by an individually administered intelligence test, preferably the WISC-IV. Significant evidence of underachievement in one or more academic areas such as reading, written language, or math; or basic learning processes, such as visual/motor perception, or language or auditory processing difficulties.

Parent Visit and Tour

We ask all parents to make an appointment to visit the school as a required part of the admissions process.

To make an appointment, call 336-722-2777 and ask to speak with Karen Pranikoff at extension 1508.

Applicant File

We welcome applications at any time of the year. Ideally applications should be on file by January of the calendar year of entry. For example, an applicant to begin third grade in the fall of 2018 should submit an application between October 2017 and January 2018. In particular, applicants considering financial aid are encouraged to apply by December.

Student Visit

If we determine that your child’s learning needs and our program are an appropriate match, he or she will be invited to spend a day with us. After the visit day, parents will be called about our decision to admit your child into the Triad Academy Division. If there is not available space in the prospective student’s grade, the child will be placed in a waiting pool pending an opening at his or her grade level, or the child will receive priority consideration for next year.

Policies

Admissions Policies

1. We use no single criterion to evaluate applicants. We seek a student group diverse in talents, background and outlook. The school encourages students of any race, religion, color and national or ethnic origin.

2. We give first consideration to brothers and sisters of students currently enrolled at Summit and to children of Summit staff. We expect parents of each sibling applicant to apply and enroll at the earliest date of entry offered; otherwise we will include the applicant in the next categories of children to be considered.

3. We give special consideration to children from racially diverse backgrounds.

4. We also give consideration to children of brothers and sisters of our alumni.

5. We try to keep an even balance of boys and girls in each class.

6. The date of application is not a primary criterion for consideration. However, early application is encouraged as the full admission process may take several weeks to complete.

7. We give first consideration for tutoring services to currently enrolled Summit students. Second consideration for tutoring is given to students who have been accepted to a division of Summit School but are in a waiting pool for enrollment. More information about tutoring services can be found under the Triad Academy Divsion admissions policies.

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