Montreal’s Summit School has been educating children with developmental disabilities for over 50 years. Over that time, its student-first philosophy has led to unique and innovative teaching methods. Summit School offers young people with intellectual and behavioral challenges a different path for their educational journey.
Here, an individualized strategy is designed for each student’s particular educational, social and developmental needs. Educators, occupational and speech therapists, physiotherapists, social workers and psychologists work together under one roof. Their goal is to awaken each student’s potential.
Soryl Rosenberg, was the first teacher. Summit began as a Summer Camp. That summer camp eventually turned into a school. It started with six students, and each year became a little bit bigger. In 1971, with an enrollment of 42, it hired Gloria Cherney as its principal. Under Gloria’s direction the school grew and developed its own identity and its own approach to working with its students.
Summit School follows an innovative educational philosophy. Summit School develops programs by observing and listening to the needs of the students. We are always in-servicing staff on the latest in educational theories and research. We observe which programs are effective and which are not. It is a place where new ideas come from teachers, parents and students. Every step of the way, Summit School keeps its focus on “Awakening the Potential” of each student who passes through its doors.