Education is more than just the receiving or giving of instruction. It should develop the whole (mind, body and spirit), essentially preparing the learner for the next step in their life, while developing character and independent thinking. The Summit College mission statement is "To sustainably deliver an overall educational experience that effectively prepares learners for citizenship and allows learners to unlock their unique full potential". Summit was established as part of the NEST (new era schools trust) by two progressive champions of equal education, Messrs. Deane Yates and Steyn Krige. Their vision (in the 1980's) was to establish an inclusive school network that would offer all, regardless of race, culture, faith or economic background, a quality education. Their vision was to use the NEST schools to not only transform education, but society itself. ? See Midrand area on map to see other schools nearby.