How to Apply

The Summit School serves children sponsored by local school districts in New York City, Nassau County, Suffolk County, and Westchester County. Summit admits special needs children from third grade through high school.

Applicants to The Summit School must submit the following documents for consideration:
•  Application Form
•  Copy of current IEP
•  Neuropsychological or Psychoeducational Evaluation (completed within the last two years)
•  Educational Evaluation (if not included in psychological testing)
•  Social History (if not included in psychological testing)
•  Provider Questionnaire (to be forwarded directly from providers)
•  Most recent report card
•  School transcript and previous school records
•  Any other relevant material that will add to our understanding of the applicant

Once an admissions file is complete, our staff assesses whether a student would benefit from the program that Summit has to offer, and whether we have the appropriate class for the particular applicant. If a possible match is indicated, an appointment is made for the student and parent to meet with the admissions team and to tour the school.

After the interview, our Director of Admissions will contact the applicant with a decision. If a child is offered a space at the school, the place can be held only by either a signed contract or prior approval of funding from the New York City Department of Education or local school district. If a space is not offered, the Admissions Director may suggest other possible schools.

We understand that the admissions process can be difficult for families, and we hope we can be helpful in facilitating the process. It is our aim at Summit to make the admissions procedure as personal and comfortable as possible.

The Summit School is committed to having a diverse student population. The school does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, ethnic origin, age, physical disability, or sexual orientation in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, and other school-administered programs.