YOUR BUSINESS AUTHORITY
STEM programming is getting a boost at The Summit Preparatory School by way of the State Farm insurance company.
State Farm recently presented a $5,000 grant toward Summit's science, technology, engineering and math curriculum, according to a news release.
“We appreciate the support of State Farm and their commitment to the success and growth of our Springfield community," said Katie Heet, Summit’s head of school, in the release. "This grant allows us to continue to expand our STEM offerings for our students to prepare them with the critical thinking skills and creativity to be resourceful and effective future leaders in our community and beyond."
Summit Preparatory School recently ranked No. 9 on Springfield Business Journal’s list of the area’s largest elementary and secondary private schools, with 141 students enrolled this fall. The 35-employee school reported 2020 revenue of $1.45 million.
Urban Studios LLC, a natural light photography studio and pop-up event space, opened; the Missouri State University Foundation became the new owner of event venue The Old Glass Place; and Polk County’s dining scene expanded with the opening of Flat Creek.