Our Mission

The Summit School Parents’ Association (PA) is dedicated to supporting the strong sense of community that Summit fosters among its students, teachers, and families.

We are a diverse group with families hailing from all five boroughs of New York City as well as Nassau, Suffolk, and Westchester counties. In a spirit of partnership and inclusiveness, the PA maintains an active welcoming environment for all Summit families and students throughout the school year. 

Working in tandem with the school administration, we play a vital role in the life of the school in several key ways: 

Spirit Events: We organize many outings during which students can socialize outside of the school setting. Family bowling, sporting events, movie afternoons — these activities promote the Summit spirit and help students form stronger connections with each other. A complete listing can be found in the Lower School Events and Upper School Events sections.

Development Projects: We raise funds to enhance academic and enrichment programs and support essential capital improvements. Each year, we meet with the administration to determine how the PA may best support the school. Some recent achievements include building a new playspace for the Lower School and supporting a significant technology upgrade with state-of-the-art computers for students.

Parent and Student Education: The PA organizes guest lectures, educational workshops, and fairs for parents and students on a variety of topics relevant to special needs children. In addition, we hold monthly informal gatherings for parents to discuss common issues, share ideas, and get to know each other.