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Summit School Foundation

Founded in 1963, Summit School creates an individualized and enriching environment for
over 600 students with special needs. The students, present a range of difficulties including intellectual disabilities, autism, and/or behavioural and emotional disturbances.
The wide variety of challenges faced by the students at Summit has led to innovative ways of structuring the school’s programming.

The students by diagnosis are not grouped, rather it relies on more subjective criteria, including age, personality types, functioning level, and social abilities. The school creates classes that are dynamic and allow children the opportunity to develop socially and academically.

This approach allows for each student to be challenged at their own, personal level. It also means that students are continually evaluated to chart their progress and ensure they are in the right groups for their development.

Educators, occupational and speech therapists, physiotherapists, social workers and psychologists all work together under one roof, as a team to ensure each student is put in the best possible position to succeed.

Every step of the way, Summit School keeps its focus on “Awakening the Potential” of each student who passes through its doors.

Parks we work in:

  • Parc Hartenstein
  • Parc Petit
  • Parc Cousineau
  • Parc Cousineau

Things we do:

  • crafts/folk art
  • games
  • music
  • nature walks
  • picnics/bbqs
  • playground
  • theatre
  • walking
  • workshops

We're looking for volunteers in these areas:

  • Occasional volunteers

Where you can find us

  • 1750 Rue Deguire, Saint-Laurent, QC, Canada

Get in touch!