About Summit: Life in Progress

The Summit School serves nearly 300 students in grades 3-12 who come from all five boroughs of New York City, as well as Nassau County, Suffolk County, and Westchester County. Our students are diagnosed with specific learning disabilities and/or emotional challenges. They are mostly at or near grade level in their academics, but are uneven in their abilities. They benefit from our integrated learning and therapeutic approaches and learn best using an individualized program in small settings. Each class is comprised of 12 students, one teacher with a Master’s degree in special education and/or a subject area, one assistant teacher, and additional assistant teachers as needed. Additionally, our certified clinical staff of speech and language therapists, occupational therapists, social workers, psychologists, as well as reading specialists works with students individually and in small groups to maximize student success.

Chartered by the Board of Regents for the State of New York
Designated as an “approved nonpublic school” by the New York State Education Department

Summit Facilities
(LS = Lower School; US = Upper School)
SMART Board interactive technology in all classrooms
Classroom audio amplification system (LS)
Large auditorium with stage (LS)
Olympic-size swimming pool (LS)
Outdoor playspace with Imagination Playground (LS)
Schoolwide network for Internet and intranet access
Teachers’ resource library
Mac-based mobile computing labs
3,600-square-foot gymnasium (US)
4,000-square-foot gymnasium (LS)
State-of-the-art fitness center (US)
Fully equipped science labs
Music practice and composition room (US)
Soundproof recording studio (US)
Art studios and student gallery
Nurse’s office at each school

Summit’s Programs and Activities
Regents and advanced Regents diploma coursework
Work-based learning
After-school program
American Red Cross swim program
Parents’ Association
Online learning opportunities
Schoolwide organizational system
Behavior motivation program
Interscholastic sports teams
High school courses for college credit (St. John’s University)
College Now (CUNY and NYC DOE)
National Honor Society
Student school newspaper published weekly
International travel
Social clubs
Student councils
Talent shows
Spirit events
Holiday socials
Parent workshops