Dear Summit Families, 

On behalf of the faculty, staff, and Board of Directors, it is my honor to welcome you to Summit for the 2022-2023 school year. Our school mission of rigorous academics sets high expectations for effort and achievement and calls us to be a caring community, which fosters self-esteem and instills a lifelong love of learning. As such, our talented teachers and administrators have been seeking new knowledge and preparing exciting new learning opportunities over the summer. We are so excited to see our students again and to have them reunite with friends and classmates. 

Despite the many challenges and adversities of the last school year, we all came through Summit Strong thanks to the determination and passion of our students, families, staff, and teachers. Our student achievement and growth results are back on par with pre-pandemic levels, putting us squarely at the top of most benchmarks comparisons; you will find detailed information when results are released to the public later this month. 

Looking ahead to an exciting new school year, we will welcome a number of talented new teachers and office team members. We have exciting new learning tools, including new Interactive Smart Display Panels in nearly all rooms, new teacher laptops, and an exciting new play area for students and families at the front of the school. We also have started planning for a second, larger play area for our lunch recess zone.

This year, like all others past, our inspiring faculty, wise administration, and dedicated staff will bring our mission of academic rigor and our values of a caring community to life with our amazing students. I cannot wait to be there for many magical moments of learning and growth as I enter my twelfth year as a school leader at this incredible school. 

As always, my highest priority is to lead the school in a way that promotes trust, strengthens community, and puts student learning and well-being ahead of all else. Summit Middle School provides the resources for each child to succeed in all aspects of school life: social, emotional, and intellectual. Please join in our efforts to sustain a high quality school and academic program where children grow and achieve to the best of their ability and potential. 


Adam Galvin, Principal