Discover The Summit Difference!


The Summit is currently accepting applications! Once we receive your application, we will contact you with more information regarding our admissions process. Apply online now for all grade levels (Early Learners and K-12)!


The Summit is characterized by its progressive, student-centered philosophy, academically challenging curriculum, personalized, “deeper learning” approach, motivated students, small class sizes, and talented, dedicated faculty.

GIving Tuesday

This Giving Tuesday, we’re launching an exciting challenge. We’re aiming for 100% participation from our incredible independent school families, employees, and board members. Let’s show the world what The Summit Prep community is made of!

Our Mission

The mission of The Summit Preparatory School is to prepare learners for success by providing a progressive education with a challenging curriculum in a supportive environment. 

Camp Raven

Spend your summer at The Summit with Camp Raven!

These weekly camps provide a fun, safe, and stimulating way to continue learning over the summer break. Each camp, led by talented and enthusiastic instructors, focuses on a central theme from explorations in STEM and art to music and movement.

Registration opens in February 2024. Space is limited.

Philosophy of Education

The Summit Preparatory School is a non-religious, private school that strives to provide a supportive academic environment to students in the Springfield, MO community – from Early Learners to K-12. As an independent school, our challenging and stimulating curriculum sparks the joy of learning in all of our students. Through hands-on, project-based learning and the integrated use of technology, students develop important skills, including critical thinking, creativity, curiosity, communication, collaboration, character, and citizenship. 

Student Athletes

In addition to our physical education and wellness curriculum, The Summit offers a variety of sports for our students as members of the Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA). Along with a healthy lifestyle, the goal of the student athletics programs at The Summit is to facilitate the development of essential reasoning and leadership skills that will serve student athletes in all aspects of life.

Trending in Education

The Summit aims to be at the forefront of educational trends and important updates. Our articles outline best practices and current educational thought in independent and progressive education. We invite parents, alumni, and friends to browse our posts to stay up-to-date on information about The Summit’s success as well as new things happening in education. 

Raven Partners

Thank you to our Springfield and Southwest Missouri community members for supporting independent education in the Ozarks.

Founders Club

The Summit is excited to introduce the Founders Club, donors giving $2,005 in commemoration of our founding year.

The Jaoudeh Family

The Qu-Tang Family

The Walker Family

R. Joe Bruce and Lori Lynn Bruce

Anonymous Donor:
Supporting Exceptional Faculty

Anonymous Donor:
Supporting Technology

Contact Us

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