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Summit, New Jersey

Summit offers stunning architecture, tree-lined streets, and a bustling downtown all located just 20 miles from NYC.

For those in search of a thriving tree-dense community, architecturally-significant homes, winding residential streets, and a vibrant downtown, Summit is the place. It is THE local destination for boutique shopping and dining. Retail and commercial businesses offer specialty and gift shops, clothing stores, home furnishings, restaurants, wine outlets and ample parking all within walking distance. This gives Summit an urban, yet intimate feel that enhances the quality of life for everyone. Summit residents enjoy suburban benefits within a stone’s throw of NYC. A variety of architectural styles, quiet tree-lined streets, strong schools and great recreation make Summit a wonderful place to call home.

About Summit

Summit NJ is located 25 miles due west of New York City, out the I-78 corridor. It is also just 15-20 minutes from Newark International Airport. The NJ Transit station in Summit is the hub for two incoming lines, allowing twice as many connections for a 40-minute ride to NYC.

Education is a priority for Summit. The nationally-ranked Summit public school system includes Summit High School, a middle school for grades 6 to 8, five elementary schools and two primary schools for kindergarteners. There are three private schools in town and a number of parochial schools and preschools/daycare facilities in town or nearby.

Summit High School – Grades 9-12

Summit High School consistently ranks among the top high schools in New Jersey. With a total enrollment of over 1,100 students, SHS offers 19 Advanced Placement Courses, 14 Honors level courses and numerous extracurricular and art related activities. 94% of the student body goes on to higher education at some of the finest colleges and universities in the country. Summit High School’s athletic teams are referred to as The Hilltoppers and its colors are maroon, white and gold. The school mascot is a mountain goat wearing a school jersey.

Summit Middle School – Grades 6-8

Summit Middle School offers a well-rounded curriculum that includes math, reading, science and social studies, as well as language instruction in Latin, French, Spanish and Mandarin Chinese. These offerings, coupled with a top-notch sports program, ensure Summit Middle School students a rich and stimulating environment.

Summit Elementary Schools – Grades 1-5

Academic excellence, artistic expression and lifelong learning are the benchmarks of the Summit Elementary School system. Educators employ the latest teaching techniques and technology to provide a quality education to a stellar student body.

Brayton Elementary School
Lincoln-Hubbard Elementary
Washington Elementary
Franklin Elementary School
Jefferson Elementary School

Summit Primary Schools – Kindergarten

The two Primary centers, Jefferson Primary and Wilson Primary provide Summit’s kindergarten students access to state-of-the-art early childhood education in warm, nurturing environments. Those who will enter kindergarten in the Brayton and Jefferson Districts attend Jefferson Primary. Those who will enter kindergarten in Franklin and Washington Districts will go to Wilson Primary. Kindergarten students in the Lincoln-Hubbard district are split between the two Primaries. If you are looking in the Lincoln-Hubbard district, check with me or call Town Hall about the districting.

Private and Parochial Schools Near Summit:

Looking for private or parochial schools? The following schools are just a few of the many good options in or near Summit NJ:

The Pingry School
Golda Och Academy
Delbarton School
Kent Place School
Oratory Prep
Saint Patrick’s School – Chatham
The Peck School
Montclair Kimberley Academy
The Morristown Beard School
Newark Academy
Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child
Seton Hall Prep

Two NJ Transit commuter rail lines converge in Summit, offering residents frequent train service to Penn Station or Hoboken. The Morristown Line (the Mid-town Direct) provides service to Penn Station 34th Street without any transfers; the commute time is approximately 38 minutes. The Gladstone Branch Line provides service to Hoboken with 2 direct trains into Penn Station. In Hoboken one can connect to either the PATH or Light Rail or use Ferry access via the Waterway in order to reach Wall Street. A Summit resident can easily obtain an annual residential parking-permit in order to commute via train or bus. The Lakeland Bus line offers Summit residents bus service from Summit to New York City Port Authority station.  For those who wish to drive to work, Summit provides its residents with close proximity to I-78, Garden State Parkway and New Jersey Turnpike. Summit is just 20-minutes from Newark International Airport, which makes business or leisure travel a breeze.

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