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Summit Ridge Academy Welcomes You

 Building the Foundation of Success 


Our Story

My name is Carrie Smith and I am a special education teacher with over 23 years experience. I am also a mom to children with needs. I understand the difficulties students and their families face when supporting their children through the education system. When there are learning challenges involved, this can be even more stressful.


At Summit Ridge Academy, we support all learners from Kindergarten to Grade 8 and help them reignite their passion for learning while supporting their overall well being and success as a student.

Learning to Read

Our Mission Statement

At Summit Ridge Academy, our mission is to empower students with the knowledge, skills, and confidence needed to excel academically and beyond. We are committed to providing personalized and innovative tutoring services that inspire a love for learning. Our dedicated team of educators strives to create a nurturing and inclusive environment where every student, regardless of background or ability, can thrive.  


Through individualized attention, proven teaching methodologies, and a passion for education, we aim to unlock each student's full potential and foster a lifelong enthusiasm for knowledge. At Summit Ridge Academy we believe that education is the key to unlocking limitless possibilities, and we are dedicated to guiding our students on their journey to success.

Golden Dots

Why choose Summit Ridge Academy for your child’s educational needs?

Qualified, experienced, passionate and special education minded educators.

Customized Learning Plans based on students’ strengths and lagging skills.

One to One targeted and structured learning sessions.

Regular communication and feedback.

Evidence and Research Based Literacy Instruction (Science of Reading Focus).

Multi Sensory Learning Approaches.

Engaging and effective learning experiences.

Safe and supportive environment that includes engaging breaks to
motivate learners.

Integration of recommendations from School IEP’s (Individual Education Plans) and Psychoeducational Assessments.

Material taught is based on the Ontario Curriculum and compliments what is taught in the classroom.

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Shelly D.

"Teaches them how to advocate for themselves to understand what their struggles are and learn what strategies can help them."

Serena M.

"Developed an individualized plan for our daughter and keeps us posted on her progress and goals."

Mackenzie C.

"Uses multiple techniques to help teach and reiterate lessons."

Educational Services
(Afterschool & Weekend Small Group Tutoring)

Teacher and Young Student

Structured & Explicit Literacy - Grades 1-8
(One to One Instruction)

We understand the importance of your child's proficiency in reading, writing, and spelling. At Summit Ridge Academy, we offer a comprehensive, evidence-based, and structured approach to literacy learning. Our program is grounded in scientific research, providing a systematic method for acquiring literacy skills.

To begin, we conduct a thorough assessment that identifies your child's strengths and areas needing improvement. Based on these results, we create an individualized program tailored to your child's developmental level and aligns with the Ontario Curriculum Expectations.

Our lessons are designed to be engaging, interactive, and accessible to all students. This not only facilitates quick learning but also helps build confidence, allowing students to integrate the acquired skills into their school environment.
If you have any specific questions or would like further information about Summit Ridge Academy and our literacy program, please feel free to ask.

Teacher Helping Student

Remedial Math -
Grades 1-8
(One to One Instruction)

Students will receive personalized remedial math sessions with a certified educator, using both mastered and addressing challenging mathematical concepts. A comprehensive assessment will identify learning gaps. The program aims to enhance confidence by focusing on foundational skills, utilizing hands-on, multi sensory methods and manipulatives.


Students will explore problem-solving strategies, using addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division, with emphasis on math vocabulary. Aligned with the Ontario curriculum, the content meets students at their developmental level while progressing toward grade-level expectations, complementing in class, school learning.

Educational Consulting

Educational Consulting

Helping families navigate the Education System and Public Financial Support


We offer expert guidance for navigating the Education System and accessing Public Financial Support. We offer insights into IPRC Meetings, IEPs, and government support.


Our services include reviewing psych-ed reports, attending school meetings to advocate for your child, and explaining Psycho Educational Assessment results. If you are interested please visit our Registration Inquiry Page.

Home education
Hand Pile of Happy Group

Summer Camp
Offerings 2024

Executive Functions Institute

We are excited to be offering a variety of camps this summer that celebrate the fun and friendships of summer, while supporting the ongoing growth and development of kids and teens.

Length: 4 consecutive days, Monday through Thursday
Times: 9:00 am-11:00 am OR 1:00 pm-3:00 pm (depending on course)

Length: Single session, half-day, 3-hours
Times: 9:00 am-12:00 pm OR 1:00 pm-4:00 pm (depending on the session)


Classroom Furnitures

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