The Summit Opera House was originally built in the 1890s by the Woman's Christian Temperance Union as a dry entertainment hall and local W.C.T.U. meeting place. It currently houses Winberie's restaurant on the ground floor, and a church, office space, and apartments on the upper floors. It is located at Springfield Avenue and Kent Place Boulevard in downtown Summit. The Summit Playhouse features live dramatic performances.
The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey on Elm Street diagonally across from the Summit Middle School is a professionally recognized regional art center with an art school and an exhibition program.
Summit has sports programs for youth including basketball, baseball, soccer and football leagues through the Recreation Center. In addition, the YMCA organizes sports clinics and teams including the Summit Swim Team.
At age eight, children can try out for a traveling soccer program called the Summit Soccer Club, a nonprofit dedicated to the development of youth soccer in the city. Travel soccer runs for both the fall and spring seasons.
Lacrosse is a popular sport with high school teams achieving distinction at county and state levels. Summit High School boys' team won the state's Tournament of Champions in 2010 and 2009 and lost by one goal in the 2011 final. Summit holds the New Jersey state (and possibly national) high school record with 68 consecutive victories during 2009 to 2011. The 2012 team was ranked second in New Jersey in May 2012 and in the top 20 nationally.
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Data compiled using 2nd quarter 2018 data vs. same period from 2017
|RATING*||SCHOOL NAME||GRADES||SCHOOL TYPE|
|N/A||Summit Primary Center At Wilson||Preschool - Kindergarten||Public|
|N/A||Jefferson Primary Center||Preschool - Kindergarten||Public|
|5||Franklin Elementary School||1St Grade - 5th Grade||Public|
|4||Jefferson Elementary School||1St Grade - 5th Grade||Public|
|5||Washington Elementary School||1St Grade - 5th Grade||Public|
|4||Brayton Elementary School||1St Grade - 5th Grade||Public|
|5||Lincoln-Hubbard Elementary School||1St Grade - 5th Grade||Public|
|5||L.c. Johnson Summit Middle School||6th Grade - 8th Grade||Public|
|5||Summit Sr High School||9th Grade - 12th Grade||Public|
|N/A||Oak Knoll School Of The Holy Child||Kindergarten - 12th Grade||Catholic/Religious|
|N/A||Oratory Preparatory School||7th Grade - 12th Grade||Catholic/Religious|
|N/A||Cornerstone School Of Summit||Preschool - Kindergarten||Private/Charter|
|N/A||Hudsonway Immersion School||Preschool - 3Rd Grade||Private/Charter|
|N/A||The Learning Circle||Preschool - Kindergarten||Private/Charter|
|N/A||St Theresa Early Childhood Center||Preschool - Kindergarten||Private/Charter|
|N/A||Cpc Weekday Nursery School And Kindergarten||Preschool - Kindergarten||Private/Charter|
|N/A||Zadie's Nurturing Den||Preschool - Kindergarten||Private/Charter|
|N/A||Central Presb Church Nur & Kng Sco||Preschool - Kindergarten||Private/Charter|
|N/A||Kent Place School||Preschool - 12th Grade||Private/Charter|
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