HISTORY AND LOCATION
Founded in 1989 by respected academics Deane Yates and Steyn Krige, Summit College epitomizes the values and ideals of honour, integrity and inclusion which are the tenets of our society. Within this framework the goal is always to ensure that the children who we educate extend themselves beyond what they thought they were capable of achieving. This is made possible through a very comprehensive monitoring system, and every effort is made to ensure that no child goes unnoticed. We also offer small classes and individuals are encouraged to develop themselves within the parameters of a sound academic and disciplinary philosophy. The campus incorporates Reception Grade, Preparatory and High School on a 130-acre country estate located between Fourways and Kyalami in Gauteng.
In Preparatory School children are welcomed into a warm and nurturing environment where they are encouraged to value their own individuality and the rights of others. Each childâ€™s unique potential is developed whilst small classes and open spaces provide many hands-on, tactile experiences for children with different learning profiles. Learning and identifying true leadership qualities is an integral part of our curriculum. Parents are respected and encouraged to be partners in their childrenâ€™s education.
SUPPORT CENTRE (Grades R â€“ 4)
Our Support Centre is a new section of the Preparatory School. In addition to our full-time Remedial Therapist, the service of a Psychologist as well as Occupational Therapy and Speech and Language Therapy are available. Each child is assigned to a mainstream class in order to participate in such activities as Music, Physical Education and Computers, as well as all other school excursions.
In High School the choice of subjects offered for the Independent Examination Board Senior Certificate is relevant and challenging whilst a professional and motivated staff ensure an increasingly high percentage of university exemptions. Summit College offers a unique academic and social experience which produces confident, balanced young men and women. Here they will be prepared for further education and employment, and to become responsible members of a democratic, multicultural society.
BOARDING (Grades 8 -12)
In the boarding environment we try to create a home away from home situation where we strive to promote the qualities of independence and responsibility. Boarders learn to live and work with peers from different backgrounds, cultures and religions, standing them in good stead for communication and future relationships. Supervised evening prep sessions from Monday to Thursday provide students with an environment which is conducive to developing their academic potential.
EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
Cultural Activities: Art, Chess, Choir, Ballet, Debating, Drama, Guitar, Student newsletter, Drumming, First Aid, Karate, Piano, Pottery Recorder, Community Service, Computers.
Sporting Activities: Athletics, Cricket, Cross Country, Golf, Netball, Hockey, Softball, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Rugby 7â€™s.