Academics

1018x460_2Students at The Summit enjoy a cohesive, content-rich education. A broad exposure to many different disciplines helps students avoid the pitfalls of specializing too early, which can lead to limited interests and narrow thinking.

What is The Summit Academy model? It begins with a classical, integrated curriculum. Students read Homer, Plato, Aristotle, Euclid, Virgil, Dante, Chaucer, Shakespeare, St. Francis of Assisi, St. Thomas Aquinas, St. Teresa of Avila, Dostoyevsky, and G.K. Chesterton. Summit students study the Old Testament, the New Testament, and the Catechism of the Catholic Church. History, literature, philosophy, and theology are braided together. The sciences and the humanities are also intimately connected, so that the logic of math is seen in philosophy, and God’s handiwork is seen in the sciences.

Faith and reason meet in every class.

Equal emphasis is given to the arts, so that every student learns to draw and paint, sing in the choir, act on the stage, give  speeches, and engage in debate. Each year builds on the previous, so that by the end of senior year, we have articulate, clear-thinking, well-rounded, and, most importantly, joyful human beings.

FRESHMAN SOPHOMORE JUNIOR SENIOR
Math Algebra I

Geometry

Geometry

Algebra II

Algebra II

Calculus I

Calculus I

Calculus II

Science Astronomy

Geology

Biology Chemistry Physics
History Ancient World:

Rome and Greece

Early Middle Ages

To the Crusades

High Middle Ages To the Reformation Reformation to Modern Times
Literature Homer, Sophocles, Virgil, Cicero Augustine, Chaucer, Shakespeare Dante, Shakespeare, Cervantes Austen, Dickens, Dostoyevsky
Philosophy Pre-Socratics, Intro to formal Logic and Rhetoric Plato and Aristotle Scholasticism,

St. Thomas Aquinas

Economics and Law, Hobbes, Locke, etc
Language Latin I Latin II Latin III

Or Spanish I

Latin IV

Or Spanish II

Theology Old Testament New Testament,

Early Church

Christian Morality,

Sacraments

Apologetics