Frequently Asked Questions Answered

What is Grow Summit Tuition Credit Program?2020-05-08T16:21:21-05:00

2020-2021 Grow Summit Tuition Credit Program
Summit Schools 2020-2021 Families Enrolled on or Before 4/23/2020:
● The 2020-2021 published tuition schedule remains active for both Pre-K and K-8 students. Base tuition remains unchanged.
○ PreK Tuition $8,292
○ K-8th Grade Tuition $9,425

● A Grow Summit Credit is available to all students for the 2020-2021 school year.
○ $1,297 credit for PreK equals a net tuition of $6,995
○ $2,430 credit for K-8th grade equals a net tuition of $6,995

● Families with multiple children attending Summit Schools enjoy a 10% discount for each additional child over and above the Grow Summit Credit for 2020-2021.
○ Example: Tuition of $9,425 less Grow Summit Credit of $2,430 results in a net amount of $6.995. $6,995 less $699 results in a final net tuition of $6,296 for Pre-K-8 tuition.

● Students awarded financial aid can choose the previously offered 2020-2021 tuition of $9,425 less financial aid award, or the Grow Summit Credit, whichever amount is in the best interest of the family.

● Credits will be issued based on the selected billing plan.

● Families may choose to apply the award to the tuition billing or choose to make a tax-deductible donation of the credit to Summit Schools to support our educational programs.

● Financial aid cannot be combined with Multi-student discounts. The greater discount will be automatically applied.
● Grow Summit Credits and Multi-student discounts are issued on a pro-rated basis aligned with your selected payment plan. Should a student leave Summit for any reason prior to the end of the school year, all remaining credits, financial aid, or scholarships are forfeited retroactive to the 1st of day of the month of exit.

● Late payments of 30 days or more may result in forfeiture of Grow Summit credits, multi-student discounts, or financial aid.

● All credits, discounts, or aid awards are issued at the sole discretion of Summit Schools and may be revoked at any time.

What are Summer Camp payment options?2020-02-28T10:18:17-06:00
  • Academic camps may be paid in two installments. All summer tuition is due May 1, 2020. Camps not paid for in full by May 1 may lead to a student being removed from the camp roster.
  • Registrations completed after May 1 will be charged in full.
  • June camps will be confirmed May 15, 2020.
  • July camps will be confirmed June 19, 2020.
    Notice of cancelled camps (due to insufficient enrollment) will be sent to the e-mail provided during registration. All camps cancelled by Summit Schools will be refunded in full.
  • NO REFUNDS will be issued after May 15, 2020 but a credit will be allotted to the family’s account to be used during Summit’s 2020 summer camps.
  • Waitlists are held until enough registrations have been collected to open an additional section(s) and staffing has been secured.
How does Extended Day Care work? Can my child stay for that if I’m running late from work?2020-02-28T09:35:49-06:00

Extended Day Care is only offered to families who pre-register. All Extended Day Care MUST be pre-purchased. “Drop-ins” will only be accepted if spots are available in accordance with DHS guidelines and must be paid for upon drop-off or pick-up. Online registration is available here

Do you have a paper form for registration?2020-02-27T12:05:43-06:00

Our registration is an online system: Summit Summer Camp Registration.  If you need assistance with registration, please contact Summit Schools (info@summitschools.org or call us at 319-294-2036 and we’d be happy to help.


Do you have scholarships or financial aid available for Summer Camps?2020-02-27T11:59:25-06:00

Unfortunately, we do not have scholarships or financial aid available for 2020 Summer Camps.

Do Summit teachers teach your Summer Camps? How many students are in a camp?2020-02-28T09:29:56-06:00

We carefully select experienced teachers who have strong skills working with children. Some Summit teachers will return to instruct over the summer. Our class sizes are 16 students max to one teacher to ensure quality instruction takes place.


Is full payment required at the time of registration?2020-02-27T14:33:19-06:00

Academic camps may be paid in two installments. All other camps must be paid in full. All summer tuition is due May 1, 2020. No refunds will be issued after May 15, 2020 but a credit will be allotted to the family’s account for use at Summit’s 2020 Summer Camps.

How do I know if a camp is full before I register my child?2020-02-27T11:53:43-06:00

Our registration site will only list those classes that are not full. For classes that are full, you will see a waitlist option.

Do you have camps that are offered on a week-to-week basis?2020-02-27T11:47:50-06:00

Yes, depending on the type of camp. Academic camps are offered in four-week sessions. Themed and Healthy Life & Rec camps are offered on a weekly basis. Please see our Summer Camp flyer for more information.

What grade should I select when registering my child?2020-02-27T11:46:49-06:00

Please choose the grade your child will enter in the 2020/2021 academic school year. Camps are for K-6th graders, although recently graduated 6th graders may also enroll.

Where do Summit students go after 8th grade?2020-02-04T16:58:19-06:00

Upon completion of 8th grade, Summit students have integrated well into both public and private schools. Summit students adapt well in larger environments as they have already experienced what a community of learners looks like and have developed leadership skills as well as a sense of urgency.

Why should I consider paying for an independent education for my child?2020-02-04T16:53:15-06:00

Students at Summit grow in an environment that values each learner as a unique individual. Students at Summit are supported as they come to learn how they learn best. Students are taught the skills of self-advocacy, and as a result, are able to find and express their student voice. A core belief at Summit is that the best educational investment a parent can make is one that ensures a lifelong love of learning. That all starts with a strong early education program. Students transferring to Summit love the small class sizes that allow them to find their own unique learning style and to participate in the community more fully.

Who attends Summit Schools?2020-02-04T16:50:03-06:00

Summit is an educational environment with rich diversity. We have a history of families from countries outside the US who attend Summit, including families speaking languages other than English in the home. Currently, our students travel from 8 different school districts to attend Summit each day and come to us with all types of gifts and talents. At Summit we value all types of learners and work closely with each student as an individual.