Unleashing Potential: Empowering Scholars in Our Independent High School Program

At The Summit Preparatory School, our small, private, independent high school program is committed to empowering scholars and shaping future-ready individuals who will make a positive impact on their communities and the world. Central to our ethos is the belief that every student is a unique individual with the potential for extraordinary achievements. We prioritize academic excellence by fostering meaningful connections through small class sizes, where students are encouraged to actively participate in their education, challenge assumptions, and cultivate a thirst for knowledge. In preparing students for the future, we instill essential skills such as critical thinking, collaboration, and communication. Beyond academic achievement, we strive to cultivate adaptable, innovative, and compassionate individuals ready to tackle tomorrow’s challenges with confidence and integrity.

“With a future full of unknowns, we support adaptable, future-ready scholars. In concord with our students, our faculty focuses on developing experiences to support this ideal. In addition, the learners in our community actively support and challenge each other to grow and excel.”

– Dr. Tara Bonebrake, The Summit Upper School Director


While academic rigor is a cornerstone, we embrace a holistic approach to education, nurturing creativity, resilience, and global perspectives through honors-level courses and diverse learning experiences. Our inclusive community celebrates diversity and fosters empathy and understanding, preparing students to thrive in a world rich in complexity. Flexibility is fundamental to our approach, allowing students to pursue their passions and interests through student-led initiatives and co-curricular engagement and partnerships. Whether through dual credit opportunities or community service projects, students have the freedom to explore diverse pathways to success, guided by mentors invested in their growth and development.


“Coming from a homeschooling background, we had a ‘dream’ list of things we were looking for in a school. Small, private, student-led, student-focused, and ideally a place that brought out and encouraged the gifts of each child individually. We found all of them at The Summit!” 

– Whitney Weddle, Summit High School Parent

Beyond academic proficiency, we recognize the importance of cultivating leadership, resilience, accountability, and community engagement. Our program offers opportunities for students to lead initiatives, participate in meaningful community projects, and develop the skills necessary to effect positive change. Individualized guidance counseling and daily advisory with faculty mentors extends beyond academic advisement, providing comprehensive support to equip students with the tools needed to navigate the complexities of the modern world. From addressing anxiety and stress management to fostering leadership skills and entrepreneurial spirit, we prepare students not only for college but for life beyond the classroom.


“The Summit is a great place to be a student. The Summit gives you the experience of being able to figure out how you are able to learn and problem solve in your own personal way. You are able to connect with your teachers and peers more than you could at any other school.” 

– Bryn Bishop, Class of 2022

At The Summit Preparatory School, education is not merely a destination but a lifelong journey of discovery and growth. We invite students to join us in unlocking their full potential, becoming beacons of inspiration in their communities and beyond. Welcome to a place where scholars thrive, leaders emerge, and possibilities abound.

We welcome you to schedule a private tour to experience The Summit environment firsthand and witness our transformative community. To schedule a tour or for admissions inquiries, please contact our admissions office at admissions@thesummitprep.org or call our main office at 417-869-8077.

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