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Mission and Philosophy

Summit View School is dedicated to educating young people with learning differences who possess average to superior intellectual capabilities. Recognizing the unique strengths, aptitudes, and natural gifts of each student, the program fosters academic growth, creativity, and a sense of mastery and accomplishment. A commitment to maximizing each student’s potential and performance forms the foundation of the school’s educational program.

Summit View School offers comprehensive elementary, middle, and secondary school programs to students with learning disabilities and follows the scope and sequence of classes mandated by the California Department of Education. Upper school college preparatory courses meet University of California and California State University admissions requirements.

The fundamental areas of learning include the basic skills of reading, writing, mathematics, study skills, and organization in addition to appropriate grade level courses in science, social studies, computer literacy, and physical education. Creativity and self-expression are promoted through electives such as drama, art, music, and debate.

Based on each student’s learning profile, an individual instructional plan is designed to maximize his/her learning and incorporates participatory, interactive, hands-on multisensory instruction. This instructional plan encompasses best practices, which are based on current research, and is re-assessed on an ongoing basis.

Class size is generally twelve to fourteen students. Services are provided by teachers holding appropriate California credentials in the area of mild/moderate learning disabilities. In addition, related services are offered in the areas of counseling, speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, and adaptive physical education.

Summit View has two state-of-the-art campuses in Valley Glen and Culver City. Each school has computer labs, science labs, a library resource center, and athletic facilities. Students have access to cutting-edge technology including interactive whiteboards, portable work stations, word processing keyboards, text-to-speech, and concept-mapping software.

Summit View has a thriving sports program and is a member of the California Interscholastic Federation. Summit View School is certified as a nonpublic school by the California State Department of Education and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.


 
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