Sanitas Academy Launch

August 22, 2019

Welcome to the 2019-2020 School Year!


As you may know, the Summit Middle School Board, in Boulder, Colorado, passed a charter back in 2018 to build a new high school option for families in BVSD.  Much effort on behalf of various staff, volunteers and board members has gone into the planning of this high school option.  As we prepare for a fall 2020 launch, we want to acknowledge those efforts and share with you a bit about our latest work. Summit Academy has been renamed "Sanitas Academy" to recognize the distinctly local connection that the school will have with the Boulder community. 


'Sanitas' in Latin translates to 'health in mind and body' and will serve

as a core pillar for our learning community from which will stem rigorous academic engagement, social-emotional learning and skill preparation so students can thrive on their present and future paths.

I am proud to serve as the Founding Director of Sanitas Academy and we are excited to be in preparation mode for the launch of our founding 9th grade class.  Beyond pioneering and shaping the design of a new innovative high school in Boulder, choosing a Sanitas Academy 9-12th grade experience, means choosing a small school that will offer 3 distinct advantages to students who join us:

  • Igniting and nurturing the unique, creative potential & learning path of each student... students are known, seen, cared for, challenged and celebrated

  • Classes and interdisciplinary learning experiences that leverage the expertise from the research, business and social impact communities in Boulder

  • Opportunities to practice and master the key skills, knowledge and mindsets that prepare students for rigorous college, engaging careers and local/global contribution

To give students a taste of how this school might be different, we are hosting monthly student design sessions.  Our first session happens on Friday, August 23rd, at Google. This session will offer 8th grade students the chance to learn more about Google's approach to innovation while imagining into and designing core elements of the high school of the future.  Stay tuned for upcoming announcements about our September student design session.


In addition, we will be offering information sessions on Sanitas Academy every other week beginning on September 10th from 6:30-7:30PM in the Summit Middle School Auditorium.  Future events will be at various locations across the community, so check out our calendar link for details.  


On behalf of the Sanitas team, we are excited to meet you and your child and to help discern with you the best high school option for your family.


Emily Puetz


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