Wednesday, February 1, 2023 is the Global School Day of Play!  The Summit will join thousands of schools all over the globe by participating in a day dedicated to unstructured, screen-free play for all students.  At The Summit, we celebrate learning on a daily basis, but we are excited to help spread the word that play is more than just fun.  

Students in Lower School will have access to themed zones of play throughout the afternoon, including creativity, movement, imagination, building, sensory, and more.  We don’t want to give away all the details just yet- students will get to discover and explore many varied opportunities for play. 

Students may wear their Summit uniform or dress out in Spirit Wear and jeans at no charge.  School lunch will be a sack lunch on Wednesday, February 1. Students may also bring their lunch. Please be sure water bottles are clearly labeled with first and last name and don’t forget to pack a snack! Please also stay weather aware and consider packing warm outdoor gear in case we have the chance to get outdoors!

Want to learn more about the importance of play? Check out these great resources:

The Genius of Play Website

Dr. Stuart Brown’s “Play is More Than Just Fun” Ted Talk

Play Helps Build a Better Brain – NPR

The Summit Preparatory School is a fully accredited, non-religious, private school offering a full-time seated independent education for students in Springfield, Ozark, Nixa, Rogersville, and the greater Southwest Missouri area. Our preparatory school setting offers an enriching early childhood, elementary, middle school, and high school curriculum in a supportive environment. We have state of the art facilities, highly-qualified teachers and staff, and a large range of educational programming. Interested in enrolling your child? Learn more about our admissions process.

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