Why Summit View INC?

  • Band and Orchestra available to all fifth grade students.
  • Integrated Arts is an approach to teaching where students construct and demonstrate understanding through an art form.
  • Students engage in a creative process that connects an art form and science, math, literacy, social studies, and technology to meet evolving objectives in both
  • Summit View offers many complementary enrichment opportunities surrounding the school day including: filmmaking, drama, juggling, piano instruction, science fair, String Academy and SVE 12 broadcasting club
  • Students will engage in innovative learning activities that build focus, engagement, collaboration, and include problem solving reflection, and hands on experiences
  • Classroom teachers provide instruction using interactive, imaginative and integrated methods
  • In a 21st century economy there is a 77% increase in the need for critical thinking skills and a 74% increase in the need for creativity innovation skills
  • To survive and thrive in this rapidly changing world, people will need to have the skills to synthesize their knowledge into something novel and useful = be creative

About Summit View Elementary School

Welcome to Summit View Elementary School! It is one of 15 elementary schools in the School District of Waukesha. Summit View opened in the fall of 1992. It is a large elementary school that strives to know and enhance each child's unique qualities.

Summit View's physical structure offers students the best of all educational settings. Input into the design of the building was sought from educators, students, parents, and business leaders. There are seven teaching pods which house approximately 650 students in grades kindergarten through fifth. Within each pod there are opportunities for individual as well as small and large group instruction. A teacher planning area, surrounded by a computer area, opens out into four classrooms in each of the pods in grades. Movable walls offer teachers opportunities to vary the learning environment. There are computers located in classrooms, on movable carts, the lab, and in the media center. Other technologies available to students and staff include data projectors, visual presenters, smart boards, Elmo projectors, and digital cameras.

The staff at Summit View embraces a variety of teaching strategies and philosophies. Best practices such as Reader's and Writer's workshop are utilized. Using the district Response to Intervention (R.T.I.) model, interventions occur to provide additional support to students. Students are encouraged to develop independence, be creative and critical thinkers, appreciate and respect individual differences, and become effective problem solvers. We want all of our students to become life-long learners.

Using a Professional Learning Community model, Summit View's staff collaborates to share ideas, analyze data, and plan lessons to help all students succeed. Open communication between home and school is vital. Parent input is one of the keys to the success of students.

We are proud of Summit View and the children who attend it. If you ever have any questions, please feel free to contact the principal, Mr. Peterson.