“I heard this from a third grader on the playground: ‘What are we doing in Latin today? Translations? Yay!’ I knew then that we were at an amazing school.”

Linette L. (parent)

“My father was having a GREAT time last night listening to Oliver teach us about what he is learning in his Explorations class.
The restaurant table was covered in drawing paper. Oliver quickly took his crayons and drew me the symbol for Omega. Then he told me he learned about sets. He proceeded to draw this: {1, 2, 3…..} and explained to us that it meant that the numbers would continue in this pattern in this set ‘forever’.
He’s only five. Six in May! I’m amazed and thrilled with his excitement for learning math.”

Karen G. (parent)

“Both girls had a fantastic time [at summer camp]. I asked them what their favorite parts were and each said different things. One liked the fossil park and whiffle ball the best, while the other enjoyed bowling most. For them, the camp was just like school —they love going in the morning and it is hard to get them interested in coming home at the end of the day! SK continues to be wonderful for them!!”

Susan M. (parent)

“In a few week’s I’ll be technically done with school. May 11th my class leaves for a three week trip to Israel, and following that is graduation. It’s all gone by so fast. I constantly am reminiscing about the nurturing environment that SK provided for me. In hindsight, I was really blessed to have such an amazing experience. Summers-Knoll middle school prepared me extremely well for a intensive college preparatory high school, and I am sure I will use all my skills gained throughout my time at SK in my future college career.”

Noam S. (alum)

“I want to express my gratitude and admiration for the wonderful start Summers-Knoll has provided for my two youngest grandchildren.

One thing that most impressed me about Summers-Knoll was that the school actively discouraged the development of any sense of intellectual snobbery by its very intelligent and gifted students.

My daughter shared with me my elder granddaughter’s most recent grades and teacher comments from the sixth grade at Greenhills. They blew my mind! She is at the top of her class in every subject. More importantly the comments of the teachers illustrate what I said above about intellectual snobbery. She demonstrates modesty in her interactions with her fellow students while performing superbly in all of her classes.

I attribute much of her success to her years at Summers-Knoll and look forward to my younger granddaughter following in her sister’s path.

Many thanks for your contribution to the development of both of my granddaughters.”

Bill S.

“My daughters attended SK. I truly believe that SK was one of the best decisions we made for their education. Both of them are gifted, but in very different ways, and the teachers at SK were able to tap into the unique aspect of each of them to bring out a real love of learning and real enjoyment of school.

Kate went from SK to Ann Arbor’s Community High, where she has just graduated. The transition from SK to Community High was rather smooth for Kate and she jumped into many activities including being one of the editors of the school paper. Kate has been recognized by the Detroit News as one of the states top 22 graduates of 2011; we are very proud of her. She is a strong confident young adult, and we owe a lot of that to the great experiences that she had at SK. She is continuing her education at the College of Atlantic in Maine, and is currently active in the Sierra Club’s Youth Leadership Program. She is one of the youngest Youth Leader Trainers (chosen by Sierra Club to be trained to run Youth Leadership Programs around the country this summer) and will be teaching in Indianapolis later this month.

Colleen will be a junior this fall at Community High and also had a smooth transition into high school. Colleen, like myself, is a little ADD and has dyslexia but is extremely creative. Prior to SK she did not like school at all, and SK created a love of learning for her. Colleen has done extremely well at Community High school, but has really excelled in the arts and music area at the Neutral Zone. She has been chosen to be part of the art council at the Neutral Zone and is working with the folks from Toyota in the redesign of the art facilities that Toyota is donating. Like Kate, SK has provided Colleen the confidence to work with adults in the community while being an advocate for teens like herself.

SK really helped to create a foundation of confidence and knowledge that has served both girls well and will continue to be their foundation for a very successful and fulfilled life.”

Mike O. (alum parent and former board member)

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