SRMS Philosophy

Mission Statement 

Summit Ridge Middle School delivers an engaging and challenging internationally minded education in which hearts and minds seek to create a more honest world through inquiry, intercultural understanding, and authentic learning experiences.

Philosophy Statement 

Summit Ridge Middle School strives to expose all students to diverse learning experiences. These authentic learning experiences enable students to generate higher-order thinking skills to transfer knowledge within classrooms and extend this knowledge to the real world. We support student-led learning to encourage reflection on strengths and develop a sense of personal achievement while motivating students to empathically explore both international and community outlooks.

Commitment Statements:

Our staff is committed to the following in order to advance our shared vision of student achievement:

  • Provide a "students come first" philosophy in which all actions are guided by what is best for students.
  • Provide quality curricula, assessments, and interventions based on the data analysis of our students' needs.
  • Provide opportunities for students to show ownership in their learning and pride in their school community.
  • Provide a welcoming and safe environment by implementing consistent policies and procedures.
  • Provide partnerships with students, staff, parents and community, which are effective in supporting student success.

Summit Ridge Middle School has been educating middle school students since 1994. Our population is about 1000 students in 6th, 7th, and 8th grades. Summit Ridge has established traditions of good behavior and solid academic work, with students winning many awards in competitions and activities.

Summit Ridge Middle School is an International Baccalaureate World School.  Therefore, all of our students will be enrolled in all 8 IB Subjects each year.

The 8 subjects include: 

  • Language and Literature- ELA
  • Mathematics
  • Sciences
  • Individuals and Societies- Social Studies 
  • Language Acquisition- Foreign Language
  • Physical and Health Education
  • Arts- Performing and Visual 
  • Design


Throughout these subjects, students will be able to choose some of their electives which can include:

  • Health and Fitness
  • Physical Education
  • Art
  • Technology Education
  • Audio/video
  • Graphic design
  • Computer Graphics
  • Band
  • Vocal Music
  • Orchestra
  • Spanish, French, and World Language and Cultures
  • Theater
  • Yearbook
  • Engineering (I and II)
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