Empowering students to become the best version of themselves.

Established in 2003, Summit Academy is a co-educational, independent school offering a program of academic excellence to both Bahamian and international students. The school is located on beautiful Lake Waterloo in Nassau, Bahamas and serves students from K2-Grade 8.

Reimagining Education

The International Early Years Curriculum (IEYC) is a child-centred and research informed curriculum for 2-5+ year olds. The IEYC recognises best practice and the developmental needs of early years education and enables teachers/practitioners to embrace the interconnected nature of learning.

Beautiful Campus

Summit Academy boasts one of the most beautiful campuses in the country! We are located adjacent to Lake Waterloo in a historic 10,000-square-foot building (part of the former residence of the late Sir Stafford Sands). In addition to 12 air-conditioned classrooms, we also have access to a swimming pool located within our campus. We currently offer K2 through Grade 8 and offer our students a small student/teacher ratio. Our school’s maximum class size is 16 students. All preschool classes also have a learning assistant.


The school achieves academic excellence by having well-trained, experienced educators teach an innovative curriculum in a student-centered environment. Summit Academy utilizes a number of top programs to meet its educational objectives. Every student follows a research-based core curriculum. Each and every program used at Summit has been specially selected by our curriculum team to ensure the very highest quality of education.

Progressive Education

Summit Academy uses a progressive, inquiry-based approach to teaching and learning. We are proud to be the only school in The Bahamas to offer the International Early Years Curriculum and International Primary Curriculum. We aim to foster students who are innovative, creative thinkers and problem solvers. Our program is rooted in the principles of constructivism and constructionism and prepares students for the future of work. Our curriculum offers our students a solid foundation upon which they are able to build at the high school level.

While we empower our students to become the best version of themselves, we also promote a culture of caring and kindness.

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We are delighted to announce that LUCAS STOKES, a sixth-grade student in our smaller, smarter school, has been selected as our school's representative for the 2024 Bahamas Primary School Student of the Year Competition. Widely recognized as the most prestigious event for primary school students in our nation, this competition will bring together 125 students who have been identified as the 'best and brightest' across our archipelago. Our entire school community proudly supports Lucas as he showcases the excellence of our institution. The competition, scheduled for June 1, 2024, promises over $200,000.00 in scholarships and prizes to these exceptional young scholars.Continue to soar, Lucas! We wish you only the very best in the competition. ... See MoreSee Less

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