Annual Benefit

No question, the Annual Benefit, which is held every November in Manhattan, is Summit’s most important fundraiser. Summit’s integrated learning and therapeutic approach goes well beyond basic curriculum mandates. However, this does not come without a cost. Our school’s operating gap is the result of the state’s low tuition rate and what it actually costs to provide the education our students need to be successful. Lowering Summit's standards is not an option. Together we will help Summit maintain its commitment to excellence.

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Summit's Annual Benefit

BENEFIT QUESTIONS?     Contact: Karen Elder, Director, Development & Special Projects
Telephone: 718-264-2931     Email

Summit Swim-A-Thon

Summit's students have been making a big splash for their school since our inaugural Swim-A-Thon in 2009. Every year since, our Parents' Association and Swim-A-Thon Committee has helped to raise the stakes: 

  • In 2015, the Lower School Science Room was renovated from floor to ceiling with new science furniture, fittings, and fixings, thanks to our students who raised over $40,000 in funds and in-kind contributions.

  • Summit students swam over 20,000 laps and raised over $26,000 in 2014 to help the school buy new laptops and related software to keep up with the fast pace of technology.

  • In 2013, students raised over $30,000 in funds and in-kind contributions to renovate the pool locker rooms.

  • The 2012 Laps for Learning initiative raised over $30,000 for interactive and collaborative learning technology in the Lower School.

  • The 2011 Laps for Laptops initiative involved more than 100 students whose athletic efforts helped to raise $33,000 towards the purchase of 50 new laptops for mobile learning.

  • In 2010, more than $40,000 was contributed to support the Lower School Yard Project.

  • In 2009, during our first Swim-A-Thon, Lower School students raised more than $15,000 to help renovate classrooms.

Learn more about this year's initiative: Laps for Learning