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Student Life

The Summit School offers a variety of activities to nurture students socially, athletically and intellectually. From sports to student government, there’s something for every student.

Summit soccer team cheering behind sign

Summit Girls Cross Country Team Running


Participating in interscholastic sports helps students develop athletically and develop good sportsmanship while fostering a sense of community. The Summit School encourages all students in grades six through eight to participate in its sports program. Offerings have included: archery, soccer, flag football, cross-country, basketball, lacrosse, pickleball, and tennis.

Depending on the number of students interested, some years teams are co-ed and some years we have enough participation to have separate boys and girls teams.


SGA students meeting

Student Government Association

Students involved in The Summit School’s Student Government Association (SGA) learn how to lead, promote their ideas, access community resources, advocate for themselves and present their points of view. A strong component of our school community, SGA sponsors community outreach projects throughout the year.

Student with frog in net


Electives build community across the school among all students and teachers while giving students opportunities for out-of-the-box learning.

Opportunities include: Team Building, Outdoor Skills and Leadership, Introduction to Drama, Chess, 3D Printing and Coding, Orff Club, Nutrition, Speed Stacks, Folk Stories and Traditions from Around the World, Make a Movie, Mythology and Upcycled Crafts and Projects.

Homework Enrichment

Summit provides after school homework enrichment for two hours (3:25 - 5:30 pm), four days a week (not offered on Wednesdays), which reinforces Summit's independent homework policy.

Summit's policy is that homework should be done independently without parents' help. Teachers assign homework that reviews and reinforces content taught in school. New concepts are not introduced in homework assignments. 

Parents are told to be hands-off, alleviating evening battles. Students learn independence. Teachers use homework as a diagnostic tool that guides lessons.

Students in Dance Club

After School Clubs

Clubs allow students to explore new skills or interests in a familiar environment with their peers.

Club offerings vary each semester. Options have included:

  • Chess Club
  • Dance Club
  • Financial Literacy Club
  • Dungeons and Dragons Club
  • Girls on the Run

Students who felt hesitant in the past to try new sports and activities now feel confident because of the safe environment that Summit provides. Confidence and self-advocacy are just some of the attributes that our alumni often credit back to their time at Summit. Check out some of our alumni success stories.