How to apply

Welcome to Summit Academy and thank you for your interest in enrolling your child. Details on how to apply for a place at are outlined below.

Enrolment procedure

Step 1: Expression of interest

Please complete our online Expression of interest form. We will get back to you within two working days and make a time to meet with you and discuss your child's needs.

Step 2: Application

If you decide to apply for admission to Summit Academy, we will ask you to complete our online Admission formParent questionnaire and that you forward the Teacher questionnaire onto your child's teacher in their current mainstream school. We will review your application get back to you within two weeks to discuss your admission. You may need to provide documentation like proof of identity and academic record to complete your enrolment.

Step 3: Application review process

Once Summit Academy has determined that the application is complete and all the required information has been received, the admission committee will review your child’s application. The review process for academic year applications typically takes two weeks. At the conclusion of the review process, you will be contacted by a representative of the admission committee.

Step 4: Receiving a decision

If the admission committee determines that Summit Academy is likely to be an appropriate placement, your child will be invited to come in for a visit. This appointment will include a placement screening, interview and a tour. In most cases, you will receive a final decision on the day of this appointment. If Summit Academy is not an appropriate placement for your child, you will be notified by a representative of the admission committee. Whenever possible, we will try to make suggestions regarding other options that might be available.

Who should apply?

We accept students who have one or more of the following:

  • Dyslexia/reading disability
  • Dysgraphia: Disorder of written language 
  • Dyscalculia: Disorder of mathematics
  • Expressive language disorder
  • Executive function weaknesses
  • Processing speed weakness
  • ADHD 
  • Twice-exceptional students

We would not be an appropriate school for students with:

  • Nonverbal learning disabilities
  • Autism spectrum disorders (Asperger’s Syndrome)
  • Pervasive developmental disorder
  • Intellectual impairment
  • Primary social, emotional or behavioral disorder
  • We are not able to support a student who displays significant hyperactivity, impulsivity, or difficulty with self-control

If you have any questions, please contact:
P.O. Box 47227, Ponsonby, Auckland.
(09) 973 5354