Summit Country Day School

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The Summit Country Day School
Academia Dominae Nostrae Cincinnatensis
Summit Country Day School.jpg
Address
2161 Grandin Road
Cincinnati, Ohio, (Hamilton County), 45208
United States
Coordinates 39°7′46.7″N 84°27′33.93″W / 39.129639°N 84.4594250°W / 39.129639; -84.4594250Coordinates: 39°7′46.7″N 84°27′33.93″W / 39.129639°N 84.4594250°W / 39.129639; -84.4594250
Information
Type Private, college preparatory
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic
Established 1890
Head of School Rich Wilson
Faculty 130
Grades Pre-K12
Enrollment 1,085 (2008)
Student to teacher ratio 9:1
Campus size 40 acres (160,000 m2)
Color(s) Silver and Blue         
Athletics conference Miami Valley Conference
Mascot Silver Knight
Accreditation North Central Association of Colleges and Schools [1]
Newspaper 'Insight'
Yearbook 'Rostrum'
Tuition $3,650 (preschool) –
$18,200 (grade 11)[2]
Upper School Division Director Dr. Terrence Malone
Director of Admission Kelley Schiess
Athletic Director Gregory Dennis
Literary Magazine Ellipsis
Website

The Summit Country Day School educates students from preschool through high school in its Montessori, Primary, Middle School and Upper School divisions. It is a private, Catholic, independent high school located in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Background[edit]

The Summit Country Day School is a private, Catholic, co-ed school in Cincinnati. Its Montessori preschool celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2013 and is one of a few schools in Greater Cincinnati which offers academic instruction as young as age 2. Founded in 1890 by the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, the school is now operated by an independent board of trustees. Originally only a school for girls, it has expanded over the years to include boys enrollment, an athletic program. The school's signature Character Education Program immerses students at each grade level in a yearlong reflection on one character trait -- in the belief that school should not only educate the mind, but the whole person. In 2006, the average tuition was $13,000. Currently it enrolls about 1,200 students from pre-K through 12th grade.

The Summit graduates 100% of its senior class and has a 100% college acceptance rate. Over 90% attend their first choice college.

Summit's main building, designed by architect Edwin Forrest Durang, was first constructed in 1890, then renovated in 1930. In 1960 the school added a primary school building. The Upper School began admitting males in 1973, and in 1996, along with renovations to all campus buildings and the construction of a new middle school building, combined the boys' and girls' middle schools. In 2003 Summit began another project at an estimated initial cost of $20 million to renovate many sections of the school, build a new stadium, parking lot, and lower school. Headmaster Ed Tyrell retired in 2003 after 33 years of service to the Summit. Current Head of School is Mr. Rich Wilson.

Clubs and activities[edit]

The Summit Country Day Latin Club functions as a local chapter of both the Ohio Junior Classical League (OJCL)[3] and National Junior Classical League (NJCL).[4]

Summit Country Day holds the distinction of being the first Latin club to win the OJCL Convention state title after nearly three decades of consecutive wins from rival Stow-Munroe Falls.[5] Prior to Summit's 2007 win, no other OJCL Latin Club had won the Overall Sweepstakes trophy since 1979 (the start of Stow's 28-year win streak).[5] Summit went on to win the top prize again in 2009 and 2010.[3]

Three students attending Summit currently hold three positions in the OJCL state officer board:[citation needed]

  • Tino Delamerced, Secretary(2012-2013) and President(2013-2014)

Athletics[edit]

The Summit fields varsity sports teams in 19 sports. Although the teams of the old boys' middle school took the name "Hawks", Summit's teams are now known as the "Silver Knights."

Ohio High School Athletic Association State Championships[edit]

Other State Championships[edit]

* Sponsored by Ohio High School Lacrosse Association

Girls Tennis 2007 Gabby Steele

Boys Wrestling 1994 Tommy Tye, Division III, 130 pounds

Boys Curling 2009 present, Will Stromberg, Division I, 6'6 260

Boys Cross Country 2010 Colin Cotton, Division III

Boys Track and Field 2011 Colin Cotton, 3200m, Division III

Girls Soccer State Champions Division III, 2011

Boys Basketball State Champions Division III, 2012

Upper School[edit]

Department Heads & Administrative Staff[edit]

  • Upper School Director: Dr. Terry Malone

Notable alumni[edit]

Middle school[edit]

  • Middle School Director: Michael Johnson

Lower school[edit]

Lower School Director: Helen Clark

External links[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ NCA-CASI. "NCA-Council on Accreditation and School Improvement". Retrieved 2009-06-23. [dead link]
  2. ^ "Tuition and Fee Policies: Enrollment Information for New and Returning Students 2010-2011" (PDF). Summit Country Day School. 2010-04-30. Retrieved 2010-10-21. 
  3. ^ a b "2009 Convention – Club Point Summary" (PDF). Ohio Junior Classical League. 2009. Retrieved 10 August 2009. 
  4. ^ "Constitution of the Ohio Junior Classical League" (PDF). Ohio Junior Classical League. March 2008. Retrieved 18 September 2009. "...by paying both OJCL annual chapter dues and any annual chapter membership dues required by NJCL." 
  5. ^ a b "2005 State Convention- Club Contest Results" (PDF). Ohio Junior Classical League 2005 State Convention. Ohio Junior Classical League. 2005. Retrieved 17 October 2009. "Congratulations to Stow as they achieved the top overall ranking for the 27th consecutive year." 
  6. ^ Yappi. "Yappi Sports Baseball". Retrieved 2007-02-12. 
  7. ^ a b c OHSAA. "Ohio High School Athletic Association Web site". Retrieved 2006-12-31. 
  8. ^ OHSSCA. "Ohio High School Lacrosse Association". Retrieved 2007-03-08. 
  9. ^ http://aol.sportingnews.com/soccer/story/2012-11-19/mls-rookie-of-the-year-austin-berry-chicago-fire-nick-deleon-darren-mattocks
  10. ^ http://www.bozeman.net/City-Government/Commission/Elected-Officials