Summit School Newsletter


May 13, 2022

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From the Head of School...

Dear Summit School Community,

We had a record breaking Spring Auction Event! Thank you to all who contributed, donated, and organized the Summit Casino Royal Gala & Auction.

At this time, we have raised over $235,000.00. We know there are donations still coming in, so we will keep you informed when the final amount is totaled.

If you missed the event and would still like to donate to the future of Summit, please reach out to Carrie Slade in our business office.

Save the Date - Summit Auction April 22, 2023

Thank you for your record breaking turn out and for finding the future of Summit School!


Dr. Stephanie Nardi

Head of School

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Summit Middle School Robotics Team Ranks 5th at Worlds!

Congrats to all our MS teams. Wade and Sydney entered divisional finals ranked 7th and finished as 5th.

The team of Vincent, Ryan, and Bradley finished 35th. While Damon, Markus, and Max finished in 61st.

They went up against the best of the best and all of them held their own.

Summit School elementary teams have arrived in Texas. #GirlPower is hard at work. They enjoyed the opening ceremonies, setup their pit area, got their robot inspected, practiced and ran some individual skills test.

Watch at VEXWorlds.TV our teams are in the Design and Research Divisions.

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Day 2 of Elementary World's is done. See the picture of our wonderfully goofy girls.

The team of Camille, Doris, and Lucy continued their dominance by staying in the top 10 all day, with about 70% complete they are sitting in 8th place.

The team of Josie, Mercedes, Trinn, and Alejandra overcame some technical problems early in the day, and climbed back up to 46th place.

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Camp Invention Spots are Almost Full!

In partnership with the National Inventors Hall of Fame® (NIHF), Summit School is pleased to offer the nationally acclaimed Camp Invention® program to children entering K through 6th grade. This exciting, weeklong summer adventure provides opportunities for open-ended, hands-on exploration of science, technology, engineering and more! Rotating through a variety of exciting activities each day, children have fun collaborating with friends, thinking creatively and inventing their own solutions to real-world challenges.

The week begins on June 27, 2022. The all-new 2022 Explore program will thrill both new and returning campers with an expedition full of far-reaching explorations, fascinating discoveries and exhilarating “a-ha” moments!

During this dynamic, high-energy program, young innovators will:

• Dive into cutting-edge ocean research as they adopt their own robotic fish, design and

patent aquatic plants, and take their fish friend home in a mini tank.

• Discover real space exploration technology when they create Spacepacks and AstroArm devices, mine an asteroid and observe erupting ice volcanoes.

• Combine science and art to build their own robotic artist, engage in design thinking,

make spin art and learn how inventions can change the way people create.

• Experiment with the fun of physics, engineering and gaming as they design, build and

test their own mega marble arcades.

Early registration discounts available! Register using SUM15 by May 18 to save $15 off the $255 registration fee.

Availability is limited, so visit Camp Invention at Summit or call 800-968-4332 to secure your child’s spot today!

Thank you

Summit Community:

On behalf of Summit School and the Board of Trustees, we would like to give you a big thank you for supporting Summit's Casino Royale Gala & Auction.

This past weekend demonstrated how strong the Summit community is. I am filled with gratitude with the generosity that was bestowed upon Summit School and truly appreciative of all of the volunteers, faculty and staff that helped to make this event a success. We are still finalizing figures but can share Summit families gave at record breaking levels this year. A BIG thank you, Summit Community!

This past week, our daughter, Phia presented her R.O.P.E.S. project, where we were reminded of why we chose Summit as our school of choice when she was in kindergarten. R.O.P.E.S. required her to step out of her comfort zone to learn a new subject matter, research the subject matter, find a mentor, become proficient in it and present her capstone to the school while managing school and extracurriculares. Her growth was astonishing. In a few weeks, we will have a Sabercat alumni in our house and we want to thank all of you and the community for creating an amazing environment to learn, explore and grow in.

Thank you again for helping to create an amazing community and giving your support to Summit School. As a family, we are excited to see the forthcoming enhancements at Summit, hear about the new learning opportunities in middle school and look forward to visiting.

With a grateful heart,

Nancy Fisher

Summit School - Development Committee / Board of Trustees

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, Dream, Discover." –Mark Twain

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Congratulations to Summit School Alumnus, Christian Kroemer!

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Complete Your 22-23 Enrollment Now!

If you haven't completed your Summit School 22-23 Enrollment Packet yet, now is the time! Our teachers are currently working on next year's class lists, middle school elective selection is out, and tuition goes up soon. If you need assistance, contact admissions.
Staff Milestone Recognition
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NASA Astro Camp Coming in 22-23 to Summit School!

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Join Summit School to Benefit Amanda Hope Rainbow Angels

Our admissions team will be at Mountain Park Church on June 25 for a fun family event to support Amanda Hope Rainbow Angels- a local non profit that meets the here and now needs of families affected by childhood cancer and other life threatening illnesses. You can find more information here.

2022 ROPES: Right of Passage Experiences

ROPES 2022

AVOID fees! Please return all library books by May 13!

The week of May 2 will be final check-outs from the IDEA Lab. All books need to be returned by May 13. Any books that are not returned by May 13, the Business Office will invoice the book replacement fee to your family FACTS account.

Summit Apparel Store- New Items Added!

Gear up with back to school apparel! Check out the Summit apparel store for customizable shirts, pants, and accessories with your favorite Summit logos!


You can also support our Cybrecat Robotics by purchasing gear at

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