Why Summit Works
Our mission is to provide a therapeutic school
alternative for students with high functioning autism and related diagnoses.
Summit students have unique gifts, but many of them have difficulty succeeding in traditional school environments. Larger classes, complex social expectations, sensory disregulation, and learning differences can make it difficult to get through the day, and often lead to behavior issues. Watch to learn the impact of Summit Academy on our families: Click Here.
Summit Academy understands the challenges our students face, and we have designed a school environment that teaches kids the skills they need to
succeed in school...and beyond. Summit is a nurturing environment where 2 teachers and an instructional aide work cooperatively in classrooms of only 12 students at a time. We teach students how to cope with academic and social challenges through daily social skills instruction, positive behavior support (ABA), counseling, and hands-on learning experiences.
In addition to providing high-quality academic programming that adheres to MA state standards, Summit instructs students in therapeutic martial arts, a
highly motivating venue for learning everything from self-control to memory, coordination to cooperation.
Perhaps equally as important, parents and districts choose Summit because of our warm, collaborative school culture. We are committed to building trust with families, districts, and supporting professionals through daily communication, transparency, and integrity.
Call today to schedule a tour, or to
find out more: 508-751-8500
Summit Academy, MA is an independent non-profit and is not affiliated with any other school or program by the same name. Summit Academy is a MA approved Ch. 766 alternative school.
A member of the Massachusetts Association of Approved Private Schools
Summit in the news:
Click here to watch the Worcester News Tonight video of our school dog, Ruby!
Click here to read the Worcester Telegram and Gazette Article about our school dog, Ruby!
What is inclusion?
Summit Academy provides all students with equal access to services, facilities, activities and benefits regardless of race, color, sex, gender identity, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, disability or homelessness.