What parents say about our downtown Portland independent school

Parent and child at Summa Academy

“You guys helped me save my son, and I don’t say that lightly. The light within him is shining again!” – Linda

“I can really feel the respect that the kids are given here.” Julie

“We appreciate the focus on interpersonal learning and skill building.” Joe

“Summa fulfills and completes our fantasy of what education could be.” - Kathryn

“When I first heard about that the parent meetings were mandatory, I thought, ‘oh no, one more thing to do.’ After attending my first NLR weekend I was hooked. I had so many ‘aah-ha’ moments. Not only are the meetings informative, they are community building.” - Onyx parent

“Our son’s confidence is through the roof, that is something he has gotten after only 4 months at Summa.” - Linda, (Summa mom)

“We love the one on one attention she gets, multi-age classrooms, and the way the educators support our daughter’s learning style.” - Raquel

“The parent education is phenomenal and the teachers are amazing.” - Dixie

“I am really impressed with everything; you all have done an amazing job, really professional.” - Melissa

“The parent meetings are really informative and educational.” - Karen

“I feel such relief and that we finally found home for our family.” - John

“Our favorite things: the relationship based model, that there is movement as part of every day, reflection of self, small student to teacher ratios.” - Trish

“We love that Summa is small, includes the whole family, and that it is child centered and holistic.” - April

“We love the building, it is a safe harbor and it makes me feel welcome.” - Amiel

“This place offers a holistic approach to who my children are.” - Crysten

“We love the humanness of the interactions and the opportunity that the students get to explore learning in many ways.” - Cody

“Staff and educators are by far my favorite part of Summa, they are all amazing!” - Amy

“My favorite part of Summa is the attention to the developmental stages of our children – grow together indeed!” - Nancy