Summit classical school

5K-3RD GRADE FALL 2019
The vision of Summit Classical School is to foster a school climate that molds the development of individual character, sets the stage for academic achievement, and establishes a lifelong pattern of success.
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What is Classical Education?

Classical education depends on a three-part process of training the mind. The early years of school are spent in absorbing facts, systematically laying the foundations for advanced study. In the middle grades, students learn to think through arguments. In the high school years, they learn to express themselves. This classical pattern is called the trivium.
Location: 600 E Florida St. Clinton, SC Telephone: (864) 200-0535 Email: summitclassicalschool@gmail.com School Hours: M-F: 8am – 3pm

about Summit Classical School

Summit Classical School is a public classical charter school opening in Clinton, SC in fall of 2019.  Enrollment is now open for the 2019-2020 school year for 5K-3rd grades. We are opening with kindergarten through third grades and will add a grade each following year.  We will offer a classical education using the Core Knowledge curriculum.

Our Story

Summit Has A Building!

Through the generosity of several donors, we have already secured a location. The building is in the heart of Clinton but is in need of renovations to be able to pass code as a school. Would you watch this video about Classical Education below and consider donating so that we can make classical education a reality in Clinton, SC? Thanks in advance for your support!

The Vision Was Born

Conversations about our children and the kind of education that we want for them is what sparked us to pursue starting a charter school. We all want a school that fits the needs of our children and the desires of our families. School choice is something that we feel is very important for parents. We have choices for everything else, why shouldn’t we have choices when it comes to our children’s education?

Location Is Secured

Through the generosity of several donors, we have already secured a location. The building is in the heart of Clinton but is in need of renovations to be able to pass code as a school. Would you watch our story below and consider donating so that we can make classical education a reality in Clinton, SC?

Windows Were Donated!

Through generous donations from the building owner and local families, we were able to install new energy efficient windows throughout the building. This is a huge improvement to the old broken windows that took up so much of the building. We are finishing up the windows in the next two months. Since replacing the windows, renovations have continued at the hands of local volunteers and families that want to see the school up and running again.  

Official Status Granted

At its April 20, 2018 public board meeting, the Charter Institute at Erskine Board of Trustees voted to conditionally approve the Summit Classical Charter School Charter application. The School is proposed to open in July of 2019.

How Can You Help?

It takes a village to raise a child and we cannot do this alone. Enroll your child or donate today to help us bring classical education to our community!

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You have choices for everything else, why shouldn’t you have a choice in your child’s education? We want to inform you so that you can make the best choices for your family.

What is Classical Education?

What is Classical Education? by Susan Wise Bauer Last updated June 3, 2009 Classical education depends on a three-part process of training the mind. The early years of school are spent in absorbing facts, systematically laying the foundations for advanced...

What Is A Charter School?

Charter schools are unique public schools that are allowed the freedom to be more innovative while being held accountable for advancing student achievement. Because they are public schools, they are: •    Open to all children; •    Do not charge tuition;...

Core Knowledge Curriculum

The Core Knowledge Curriculum Series™ provides comprehensive, content-rich learning materials based on the Core Knowledge Sequence. Student readers, teacher guides, activity books, and other materials are available for Language Arts and History and...

“Only by imparting to all children the knowledge that is commonly possessed by successful citizens can all children gain the possibility of success—“success” understood as becoming a person with autonomy, who commands respect, has a communal voice that can write and speak effectively to strangers, can earn a good living, and can contribute to a wider community.” – E. D. Hirsch, Jr., Why Knowledge Matters (2016)

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Get In Touch

Location: 600 E Florida St. Clinton, SC

Telephone: (864) 200-0535 or (864) 982-0798

Email: summitclassicalschool@gmail.com

Current Office Hours: Friday: 8am - 5pm

Non-Discrimination Policy

Summit Classical School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the school. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Principal of Summit Classical School.