Summit View School is one model other nonpublic schools should emulate

April 26, 2011 in Special Education Advisor Blog by Dennise Goldberg

My husband and I recently took a tour of Summit View School, a Nonpublic School, which has two campuses in the Southern California area.  We toured the San Fernando Valley campus with the Director of the School, Nancy Rosenfelt.  Summit View specializes in educating students from first through twelfth grade with Learning Disabilities; meeting their unique needs and requirements.  Summit View also uses many specialized instructional programs to teach the students such as:  Schools Attuned, Wynn, Multisensory Phonemic Awareness Program, Read Naturally and many more.  The two campuses have a total of 275 students and small class sizes.  Summit View is a Nonpublic School, which means it is privately operated, but still State Certified and regulated by the California Department of Education.  It also means that a majority of their Students have Individualized Education Programs (IEP) and have been placed there by a local public school district; however, they still have many students who pay tuition in order to attend.  Sounds like a great school…….right?   But even more important than being a great school, it’s a wonderful environment! Read the rest of this entry →

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