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Summit Academy is an independent, non-profit school in Louisville, KY. We provide a transformative educational experience for students who learn differently by cultivating each student’s academic, social, and emotional success in a vibrant and compassionate environment.
For students who struggle to find success in a conventional classroom, Summit Academy is a place where they can thrive.
At Summit Academy, each student’s learning challenges are understood and met using a whole child approach; a place where we celebrate and develop a child’s strengths, as well as addressing their area of need.
“Summit is allowing him to reach that potential that otherwise would have been completely lost.”
“It’s amazing how the teachers and staff can get these kids to learn in a way that’s best for them that they just soar.”
“You never realize when you’re in the middle of it - the moment you learn something. But it’s easy to look back and see the direct impact that Summit – the community here – that they all had on me to really help me become the person I am.
“It’s amazing to have what I’ve known he’s needed all along.”
“I am so very thankful for this school because it’s shown us that despite differences, you can overcome those. They can meet [your child] where [they] are instead of trying to make [them] somebody they’re not...and now she’s thriving.”
“I am so thankful for Summit Academy. It’s been a lifesaver for us.”
“When you child looks at you and says “I got this.” All I can say is ‘Thank You’ to Summit for getting it so that my child – and our children – can get it also.”
“Summit is special because they allow David to be David. They find his strengths versus his limitations. They do whatever it takes for David to be successful.”
“Summit is a necessity. It’s not a luxury. Everyone here treated our son like a person and not a diagnosis...It’s been a great experience to see my son make great strides academically and socially.”
“This is our haven. I don’t know where we’d be without it. Summit Academy has been an extension of home for us. Anne feels happy here. She is safe here. She feels celebrated here. She feels loved.”
“I didn’t have many friends at my old school. It was really hard. I just was powerless to do anything...When I came [to Summit], little by little, I realized that things might be good here...They pay attention when you’re not understanding something. They focus on every student’s needs...I don’t feel like I’m not important anymore. I feel like people actually want to talk to me, want to sit with me at the lunch table, stuff like that.”
“I learn differently from other people. [At my old school], I couldn’t write my name. I was really bad at spelling. I was really bad so they didn’t know what to do with me so they just held me back. I didn’t have many friends. I was the kid that didn’t really play with anybody. It was really bad. I didn’t like it.”
“This is a really special place. I’m really glad I found Summit.”
“At my other school, I wasn’t very good because it wasn’t a good school for my learning...[At Summit] I feel like the teachers love me.”
“When I first came to Summit, I didn’t know yet who I could become. Summit helped me gain the confidence I needed. I’m so very proud to be a graduate of Summit Academy.”
“Summit has helped me grow by providing teachers who are able to teach me without confusing me, allowing me a safe environment to flourish in, and providing me with friends to make and interact with.”
“Summit has helped me grow by unlocking the full potential of my brain. In the future, I want to go to college and get a degree in structural engineering.”
“When I was a child, I can't think of one day I didn’t come home crying...[and] praying the next day was going to be different. But now, I can’t think of a day not knowing I’m cared for and that I feel more confident.”
“The gift of Summit is when they come in here - and I mean almost every child I see - within hours when they come into the walls of this school, they feel comfortable. They feel like they are unders tood. The teachers, all the staff, they get it. And then these kids are able to learn the way they need to be taught.”
“Sometimes it’s just a week or two, and you start to see the child feel more comfortable in the classroom. They are making friends and seeing that they can be successful”
To developing the whole child