Suzanne Gruendling

Suzanne Gruendling


Phone: 802.857.7000 x.1377

"At Summit Street School,each child learns . . .
within safe and engaging environments
to achieve social and academic success
through established attainable goals,
self empowerment and self-directed investigations
so that it is natural to take risks."

Mission Statement


Action Planning / Continuous Improvement Plans


At Summit Street School, we adhere to the seven principles of the Responsive Classroom:

  • The social curriculum is as important as the academic curriculum.
  • How children learn is as important as what they learn:   Process and content go hand in hand.
  • The greatest cognitive growth occurs through social interaction.
  • To be successful academically and socially, children need a set of social skills:   cooperation, assertion, responsibility, empathy, and self-control.
  • Knowing the children we teach -individually, culturally, and developmentally- is as important as knowing the content we teach.
  • Knowing the families of the children we teach and working with them as partners is essential to children’s education.
  • How the adults at school work together is as important as their individual competence:   Lasting change begins with the adult community.


Last updated: Jun 19, 2017 at 12:00 pm