Summit School (Nyack, New York)

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Current status Open
Checked September 12, 2009
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Summit School is a (also referred to as Summit Children's Residence Center) is a residential school located in Upper Nyack, New York [1]

It was founded in 1974 and serves about 140 students [2].

Program structure

There are teenagers labeled both "day students" and "resident students".


Each teenager works based on an Individual Education Plan (IEP) planned with the local school district. The typical school day last from 8:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m, Monday through Friday. [3]


In 2002 a 15 year old student suffering from Attention Deficit Disorder died after having been pushed from a second-story window [4]. A 17 year old student and roommate suffering from severe Asperger syndrome was charged and later convicted for second-degree murder [5]

December 2007 a former resident gave her story about her stay at the facility [6]

September 2014 a 15 year old girl was found dead at the facility [7]. Her death was ruled suicide [8].

See also

External Links

Info pages

Survivor groups

Message boards


  1. The facility on Google maps
  2. Education, therapy and social support, homepage of the school
  3. Individual crafted academic programs, homepage of the school
  4. Metro Briefing | New York: Upper Nyack: Student Charged In Fatal Plunge,By Lisa W. Foderaro, The New York Times, October 10, 2002
  5. Murder Charge in Fatal Plunge of Student, 15, By Lisa W. Foderaro, The New York Times, October 10, 2002
  6. My Story, a thread on Fornits webforum
  7. 15-year-old girl found dead Friday at Summit school, by Lee Higgins, Lohud - The Journal News, September 9, 2014
  8. 15-year-old's death at Summit school ruled suicide, by Steve Lieberman, Lohud - The Journal News, September 9, 2014