- Summit School is a private, independent school 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) and has received a 5 star rating from Quality First.
- 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 visual arts 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.
|School Membership(s)School Assoc.||National Association for the Education of Young Children|
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
|Grades Offered||Grades Prekindergarten-8|
|Summer School Offered||Yes|
|Total Students||350 students|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
|% Students of Color|
State avg.: 41%
|Students by Grade|
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||36 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||10:1|
National avg.: 13:1
|% Faculty w/Advanced Degree|
|Average Class Size||18 students|
|List of Courses Offered||Link to List of Courses|
|Classroom Dress Code||Casual|
(appropriate school attire)
Finances and Admission
|Admission Deadline||Jan. 24 / rolling|
|Tuition Notes||10% sibling discount applies to the following tuition rates: Preschool 3 day: $9,720 Preschool 5 day: $11,485 Kindergarten: 5th grade - $14,320 / 6th - 8th grade: $14,675|
|% on Financial Aid|
National avg.: 85%
|Total Sports Offered||7 sports|
|Sports||Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Flag Football, Golf, Soccer, VolleyballBasketball, Cheering,|
Cross Country, Flag Football,
|Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.||12 extracurriculars|
Club or Organization:
Be Kind People Project, Bricks for kids: Lego Engineering, Karate Club, Robotics, Running & Jump Rope clubs, Spanish Club, T-Ball, Tumble Town Gymnastics
Arts and Music Programs:
Art & Design, Guitar
Recreational Athletic Programs:
Athletes In Training sports
- Summit School is an exceptional private school in Phoenix, Arizona. We provide an engaging and rigorous curriculum, taught by experienced and dedicated teachers, who inspire preschool, elementary and middle school students daily.A multitude of national, state and local awards, two national accreditations, and successful graduates only paint a small picture of Summit School .Students are confident, articulate and respectful; they love learning, and admire their teachers. You can physically feel the joy of students, teachers and parents on campus.
- We are proud to share our awards and accomplishments.http://summitschoolaz.org/na/awards/
- We also invite you to visit our website, www.SummitSchoolAZ.org which details learning projects, special events for students, community service projects, and more, providing insight into the world of learning that awaits your child.
- We all envision an environment for our children to learn and grow to their fullest potential. Summit nurtures each student`s knowledge, critical thinking skills, creativity, love of learning and confidence to achieve whatever they dream. Summit students are tomorrow`s leaders.
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- School Location Miles Grades Students
- Phoenix Grades: PK-K | 51 students
3221 E Chandler Blvd
Phoenix, AZ 85048
(480) 759-3810 1.6 PK-K
- Tempe Grades: PK-8 | 475 students
2117 S Rural Rd
Tempe, AZ 85282
(480) 967-5567 7.9 PK-8
- Phoenix Grades: PK-8 | 513 students
3901 E Indian School Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85018
(602) 957-7010 13.3 PK-8
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 - jkdan
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 - candi
Amazing teachers, small class sizes. Special teachers for Science, Math, Literature, Language Arts, Technology, Spanish, Music and P.E.
- Posted by Parent - debha
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 - heath