engaging, empowering, compassionate
We meet every student ‘where they are’ through our differentiated approach to learning, and by personalising what we teach and how we teach it.
Summit Point School’s doors opened in 2017, and it was the nation’s first registered, full curriculum school for dyslexic learners. We are a member of the Independent Schools of New Zealand, and a registered charity.
Summit Point caters for children and adolescents with specific learning differences, such as dyslexia, 2e, APD, dysgraphia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia, ADHD, and anxiety. We accept enrolments for Years 2 to 10, with two campuses...our more senior students in Grey Lynn and our junior cohort in Takapuna.
Our approach to education is different to mainstream schools. We combine internationally recognised research-based practices with our unique forward-thinking curriculum, empowering students to discover their authentic self, what they truly enjoy, and best of all - what they are good at.
Life changing education
Our children live in a brave new world - and they deserve a school which embraces that. Summit Point School is an innovative school with campuses in Grey Lynn and Takapuna for neurodiverse students who need a bold and responsive approach.
A differentiated approach to learning
Summit Point School’s integrated curriculum is based on educational research into the science surrounding how the human brain learns. It is possible to make the learning process more equitable by how we test knowledge.
We offer a wide range of subject options, deliver a unique evidence-based Structured Literacy curriculum, and hands-on Maths. Our students need a more considered and thoughtful approach in the classroom to reach their potential. We offer more time and repetition, and we are explicit and deliberate with content, concepts and instruction.
Homework is personalised, with a focus on what needs additional practice. At SPS, we use the analogy of becoming an elite athlete, where strength and fitness must be built with commitment and consistency. And that means practising everyday, because we get better at what we do more often.
Our classes are small and carefully considered, so students are placed in classes with the appropriate social and emotional fit. That’s because we are not governed by normative standards or expectations of where a child ‘should’ be at their age.
We encourage you to get to know us through this website. Check out our videos to see what our students and parents are saying about Summit. Ultimately, though, this website is merely a warm-up. To truly understand what we do for neurodiverse students and their families, and what the Summit experience is all about, come and see our classes in action.