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Summit School (Queens), United States

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187-20 Grand Central Pkwy
Jamaica
NY 11432
USA


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The Summit School is a state approved, private special education school in the Queens borough of New York City. It operates two sites surrounding the St. John's University campus. The Lower School, which educates middle school students, utilizes space in the Hillcrest Jewish Center, and the Summit's Upper School serves high school students. In contrast to most private schools, which are independently operated, Summit is tuition-free and accepts students from all five boroughs of New York City, as well as from Westchester, Nassau, Suffolk, and Rockland Counties.
The school employs a faculty of 150 professionals, including a student to teacher-assistant to teacher ratio of 12:1.5:1, and a staff of job coaches, social workers, speech and occupational therapists, and 1:1 aides as needed. They provide full therapeutic support, as well as "focus[ing] on the academic, social, emotional, and prevocational development of each child."Students enrolled into the school have average to above average IQs, but mild learning disabillities, such as ADHD, dyslexia, high-functioning autism spectrum disorder (ASD), or mild mood concerns.
According to a section of New York Magazine in late 2003, the school had the highest number of student admission forms received—more than 1,000—in the city among "special schools for special kids," with only 35 spaces available, and approximately 300 students overall.

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Summit School (Queens)

Address: 187-20 Grand Central Pkwy, Jamaica, NY 11432, USA
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