Summit View School

Summit View is a K–12 college preparatory school for students with ADHD, dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia and other language-based learning differences. The school offers research-based interventions and support leading to a successful transition to college and beyond. A rich extracurricular program as well as counseling, speech and language, and occupational therapy complement the curriculum. Summit View School is part of The Help Group, a nonprofit serving children, adolescents and young adults.

Why should parents consider Summit View for their child?

“The appropriate learning environment is critical to the success of children with ADHD and learning differences. We offer smaller classes and individualized attention with staff members who use an interactive, hands-on, multisensory approach. Intensive intervention in reading as well as math labs  and other supportive services are integrated into the curriculum.”

How does your school support students’ passions?

“In addition to rigorous academics, Summit View offers a competitive California Interscholastic Federation athletics program, an active student council, performing arts and numerous clubs. Students are encouraged to perform community service during the school year and develop connections with social service and philanthropic organizations throughout the city. Our program works to develop caring human beings who understand that one’s compassion and energy can make a difference in the world.”

What kind of support is given for college and career planning? 

“As a result of an integrated college and career counseling program, Summit View’s graduation and college acceptance rates  are 100%. Students matriculate to four-year universities, community colleges and trade schools. Advisors support and empower students and parents in planning for college and beyond through workshops and one-on-one sessions. Students receive support in test preparation, applying for appropriate accommodations, and preparing for college interviews and essays.”

What is your application and admissions process like? 

“We encourage prospective parents to attend an open house to learn more about our program, philosophy and approach. The application, available online or at the admissions office, provides a checklist of required documents. Parents will be contacted to arrange an interview where we will review the child’s needs, provide time for questions and give the parents and child an opportunity to see the school. Parents are contacted typically within 14 days with the admissions decision.”