Our Approaches

 The Summit School administration, parents, and faculty share the belief that a student who learns differently needs more than the general accommodations that are provided in traditional schools.  Students who struggle with learning because of ADHD, dyslexia, or other language-based learning differences truly blossom when they are provided with small classes, special attention, goal-driven planning, and an individualized approach to learning.  Using a multi-sensory approach, our faculty incorporates the elements of visual, auditory, and tactile-kinesthetic learning into every subject.  The integration of project and brain-based learning approaches further enhances a strength-based learning model to deliver the most comprehensive curriculum possible.

We recognize that students with language-based learning differences may not be sufficiently supported with once-a-week tutoring and require daily, intense teaching techniques to meet their potential.  Our blended model of research-based instructional approaches immerses the student in a learning experience that will build confidence and life-long skills.

We encourage you to read more about our specific approaches to learning by clicking on any of the tabs below.

Orton-Gillingham                                           Project-Based Learning

Multiple Intelligences                                    Differentiated Instruction

Brain-Based Learning                                   Visualizing & Verbalizing