Summit School Of Ahwatukee

4515 East Muirwood Dr
Phoenix, AZ 85048-0850
Tel: (480)403-9500
Grades: PK-8 | 341 students
Summit School of Ahwatukee is a private, independent school nestled in the Ahwatukee community of Phoenix, Arizona.
Summit has received numerous awards and recognition on a local, state,and national level (
Preschool children through eighth graders thrive in small classes of only 18 students.
Preschool is nationally accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).
Elementary and Middle School are nationallyaccredited by the North Central AssociationCommission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI).
An advanced math curriculum is taught with differentiated instruction and hands-on learning. Small reading groups allow every student to read and progress at their individual instructional level.
Students excel with hands-on learning in classes dedicated to experimental, lab-based Science, a nationally-acclaimed Art architecture and design program, Music, Spanish, Technology, Physical Education,and Library classes.
The preschool curriculum is research-based, developmentally appropriate, and taught by educated and experienced teachers.
Every day, children are given the opportunity to participate in large and small group settings in dramatic play and choice time, and play on a beautiful and engaging playground designed just for preschoolers.
The curriculum fosters growth in social/emotional development, physical activity, language, cognitive learning, literacy, math, science, technology, social studies, and language acquisition.
Classes in Art, Music, Spanish, Library,and Tumbling are woven into the preschool learning experience. We invite you to schedule a tour to meet our students and teachers and walk through all the classes your child would attend to experience the significant educational difference at Summit School of Ahwatukee.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association for the Education of Young Children
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded 2001

Student Body

Total Students 341 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 36%
Students by Grade Summit School Of Ahwatukee Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 37 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 18 students
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(appropriate school attire)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Tuition Notes 10% sibling discount applies to the following tuition rates: Preschool 3 day: $7,265 / Preschool 5 day: $9,990 Kindergarten: 5th grade - $12,260 / 6th - 8th grade: $12,580
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant $5,600
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Kathy Covert
Admissions Associate Charity Kranz


Total Sports Offered 2 sports
Sports Basketball, SoccerBasketballSoccer,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 14 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Art & Design, Spanish Club, Chess Club, JumpBunch fitness, Lego Bricks4Kids, Glee Musical Theatre, Scrabble Club, Robotics, Puterbugs Technology, Tumble Town Gymnastics, Guitar, Twinkle Toes Dance, Running & Jump Rope clubs, Athletes In Training sports Art & Design, Spanish Club, Chess Club, Scrabble Club, Robotics, Guitar, JumpBunch fitness,
Lego Bricks4Kids,
Glee Musical Theatre,
Puterbugs Technology,
Tumble Town Gymnastics,
Twinkle Toes Dance,
Running & Jump Rope clubs,
Athletes In Training sports,

School Notes

  • 100% of students grades 3-8 met or exceeded Reading and Science on AIMS, over 98% in Math, and over 95% in Writing (2011)
  • 98% of our graduating classes are accepted into every high school to which they apply; most graduates are placed in honors/gifted classes
  • Summit students placed first and second in Arizona’s 2012 state-wide writing competition for grades 4–6
  • 12 seventh grade Algebra students scored in the top 10% in the state (2012)
  • 4 seventh graders scored in the top ten percent statewide, 2 students were among the top 10 highest scores in Arizona (2011)
  • The Association of Architecture Organizations (AAO) selected the Vitruvius Program at Summit School of Ahwatukee as the winner of the National School award and representative of the United States in the UIA Golden Cubes International Competition in Tokyo (2011) 
  • Phoenix Magazine recognized the Vitruvius Program at Summit School of Ahwatukee as one of the top five education programs in Metro-Phoenix (2009) 
  • Summit has been chosen as one of the 'Best Preschools in Ahwatukee' in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012, by Ahwatukee Foothills News readers
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School Reviews

Summit school of Ahwatukee continues to exceed our expectations. Our daughter is in Kindergarten and she could not love it more. The teachers and aides are amazing. The quality of the art program is out of this world. In an age when art, PE, and music may be less valued they continue to excel in these areas. The student to teacher ratio is also low which makes for a great learning environment.
- Posted by Parent, 05/02/13
Our son could not be happier at Summit. He is a shy, quiet boy so to see him so enthusiastic about going to preschool is very exciting for us. We truly value and appreciate all of the feedback and open communication that his teachers provide. We are continuously impressed with how the teachers utilize a very thorough set of learning and development objectives to incorporate individual learning plans for each child. As a new family, we are looking forward to getting involved and being a part of the Summit community.
- Posted by Parent, 10/06/12
Amazing teachers, small class sizes. Special teachers for Science, Math, Literature, Language Arts, Technology, Spanish, Music and P.E.
- Posted by Parent, 09/08/12
We joined the Summit School community in the fall of 2009, in the preschool. The school truly is more than just a school - it is a community of like minded families who believe in both the value and power of education, as well as the importance of imparting strong positive messages for children in an environment that emphasizes personal responsibility and personal best achievement. We strongly feel that the education that the children receive is exceptional and unparalleled in our community. The school has set up a system to work to individualize education, as much as possible, and provide each child with the unique teaching emphasis that the child needs. Although we feel that the environment is more important than the results, we also feel that our daughter is achieving unexpected accomplishments in all areas of her basic and creative education. We are regularly astonished at how much she already knows, analyzes, and questions, at her early age. We cannot speak highly enough of this wonderful school and community
- Posted by Parent, 01/10/12

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