Summa Academy - Grow together

kids working together on the iPad

Located in downtown Portland (map), Summa Academy is an independent school for children ages 4-14 and their families featuring:

  • 11:1 Student to teacher ratio
  • Academic excellence
  • Project-based learning
  • Personal learning plans for every student - the right information, at the right time, in the right way
  • Evidence based educational approach
  • Parents and teachers as partners in education
  • Emotional intelligence nurtured
  • Relationship based education

“Getting a chance to see Mr. Peters acting out the various scientists and the response and interaction from all the students was so amazing to see. It really reminded me how proud I am to have my daughter at Summa. I love the approach to learning as well as the kindness you show all the Students.” - Cody, Summa Parent

Daily Schedule:

  • 8:45 Drop Off
  • 9:00 School starts
  • 9-9:30 Interpersonal Curriculum
  • 9:30-10 Physical Activity (PE)
  • 10-12:30 Academic Learning Blocks (45 minutes each)
  • 12:30-1:20 Lunch & Recess
  • 1:20-2:15 Academic Learning Block
  • 2:15-3:15 Project Based Learning
  • 3:15-3:30 Interpersonal Curriculum
  • 3:30-3:45 Pick up
  • 3:45-6pm Optional After school care
  • Kids spend time outside every day
  • Art and music are a part of every day

Self-actualized kids. Thriving families. Passionate professionals. Inspired community.

the four goals of the academy
News & Events

Short film of our 6-8 class
Feb 26th, 2015

Rites of Passage Workshop
Apr 13th, 2015

K-8 Open House
Apr 17th, 2015

Summa Night at Mi Mero Mole
Apr 30th, 2015


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