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Summit Scholars

The Summit Scholars program enrolls 10-15 boys from families with demonstrated financial need in the local area seeking to expand their future educational opportunities through a robust, engaging, and supportive academic enrichment program. Grounded in the experience and expertise of Belmont Hill, the program features our current faculty and students and connects to both the academic curriculum and the larger character-driven mission of Belmont Hill.

Schedule  

Fall           

Orientation day on campus

September through May           

Weekly evening Zoom sessions complemented by monthly workshops and special events on the Belmont Hill campus.

August      

Weeklong workshop helping students prepare for the application process to private, parochial, or other schools, with application and essay writing support, interview skills, and test preparation from Advantage Testing

Program Details

Faculty

The Summit Scholars program is taught by current, experienced Belmont Hill faculty in Math and English/Humanities. The teacher-to-student ratio is approximately 6:1.

Summit Scholars Mr. LaLiberte teaching in classroom using a smartboard

Student Mentors

In addition to Belmont Hill faculty, each Summit Scholar is paired with a current Belmont Hill student serving as their mentor and guide through the program.

Student mentor working with a younger student

Athletics, Co-curricular Opportunities, and Special Events

The Summit Scholars program offers a wide array of enrichment opportunities and social activities designed to build camaraderie and community, including workshops in robotics, studio arts, and performing arts. In addition, our scholars participate in on-campus athletic clinics with Belmont Hill coaches and students, and are invited to Belmont Hill games and contests.

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Attendance

Full attendance and engagement are required throughout the year-long program. Admitted families must sign an enrollment contract stating their full commitment to the Summit Scholars program.

Technology

Belmont Hill will provide Chromebooks for all students. Qualifying families will also receive assistance with internet service costs.

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Please contact the Admission Office at 617-993-5220 or admission@belmonthill.org with any questions.

 

Summit Scholars

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LOCATION

Weekly academic sessions are remote. Students attend from home or a quiet location where they have the opportunity to speak freely via Zoom. Monthly weekend events take place on the Belmont Hill Campus.

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ELIGIBILITY

Qualifying students must be boys enrolling in the 5th grade. Preference will be given to local students as well as to students from under-represented backgrounds with demonstrated financial need (low-income families and/or students who would qualify for subsidized lunch programs at their current schools).

COST

The program is free to admitted students. All expenses related to technology, books, and special events is covered by Belmont Hill.

Summit Scholars Faculty

Mrs. Hamilton is the Dean of Teaching and Learning and teaches English. Prior to this role she served as Director of the Middle School. She also serves as the English Faculty member for the Summit Scholars program. Mrs. Hamilton holds a A.B. from Bowdoin College and a Masters in Education from Lesley University.

Mr. LaLiberte is a 2014 graduate of Belmont Hill and joined the faculty as a member of the Math and Modern Language departments in 2021. In addition to teaching three sections of Math and one Spanish, he coaches varsity football and fourth basketball, advises Form I, and teaches math in the Summit Scholars program. He previously taught, coached, and advised for three years at Delbarton School in Morristown, NJ. Mr. LaLiberte holds a B.A. from Middlebury College, where he played football; and a Masters of Education with a focus on Independent School Leadership from the University of Pennsylvania.