"Summit Private School is an independent, co-educational day school following the teaching principles and methods of Dr. Maria Montessori. We have chosen a Montessori educational approach for Summit because Montessori education is based on respect for the individual child, respect for others and respect for all forms of life
Basic to Montessori education is the interrelationship between the child's physical, social, emotional, intellectual and spiritual development. We believe that children construct their minds according to an inner drive. To facilitate this construction, children need carefully prepared environments where they can absorb impressions through their senses, work with their hands and develop concepts with their imaginations and reasoning minds.
To achieve this mission Summit has created a school atmosphere where children can respond to their natural drive to work and learn. Children may progress at their own pace and rhythm with guidance from specially trained teachers. Through the integration of these principles, Summit has created a nurturing environment where children will become lifelong learners who possess an enthusiasm for knowledge, a positive self-image and the ability to adapt to rapidly changing technology in the twenty-first century.
Excerpted from the preschool's website