Summit School

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.

Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked AZ School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 350 students
  • Acceptance rate: 95%
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 24 / rolling

Top Rankings

Summit School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Arizona for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded
2001
Summer School Offered
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
350 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
45%
State avg.: 39%
Students by Grade
Summit School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
36 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
50%
Average Class Size
18 students
List of Courses Offered
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
(appropriate school attire)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

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
17%
Acceptance Rate
95%
National avg.: 85%

Sports

Total Sports Offered
7 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
12 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Chess Club

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

School Notes

  • 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.
Profile last updated: 11/06/2020

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (4 reviews)
5  
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.
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5  
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.
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5  
Amazing teachers, small class sizes. Special teachers for Science, Math, Literature, Language Arts, Technology, Spanish, Music and P.E.
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5  
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
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Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked AZ School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 350 students
  • Acceptance rate: 95%
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 24 / rolling

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The average private school tuition in Phoenix, AZ is $11,699 for elementary schools and $14,229 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Phoenix, AZ is 90% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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