You Have to See It to Believe It!
Summit School of Ahwatukee’s Preschool is nationally accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Our preschool curriculum is research-based, developmentally appropriate, and taught by educated and experienced teachers.
Chosen by Ahwatukee Foothills News voters as one of the best preschools 5 years in a row!
Each day, children are given the opportunity to participate in large and small group settings, dramatic play, and choice time, and play on a beautiful and engaging playground designed just for preschoolers. The curriculum fosters growth in social/emotional, physical, language, cognitive, literacy, math, science & technology, social studies, and language acquisition. Classes in art, music, Spanish, library and tumbling are woven into the learning experience.
Learning is fun with hands-on, experiential, play-based activities. Children gain skills above and beyond those needed to thrive in kindergarten. They also develop a joy of learning and inquiry. As a result Ahwatukee Foothills News voters named Summit School of Ahwatukee as one of the Best Preschools in Ahwatukee in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012!
From a parent:
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 . As a new family, we are looking forward to getting involved and being a part of the Summit community.
Candice, mother of preschooler, 2012
Summit School of Ahwatukee’s Nationally Accredited Elementary Program: Kindergarten – Fifth Grades is the bridge between the outstanding NAEYC preschool program and the exceptional Arizona Middle School experience at Summit.
Elementary grades provide individualized reading instruction, differentiated math lessons, and a full liberal arts curriculum that includes classes dedicated to Spanish, music, technology, physical education, library, and an art and architecture program that was named the best in The United States by the Association of Architecture Organizations (AAO).
Summit has earned recognition through a multitude of national, state and local awards in math, science, art, literature, physical education, teacher and program recognition and community service. Read about these awards and other accomplishments at: http://summitschoolaz.org/na/awards
Discover the depth of learning in your child’s grade through our website’s academic tab. Summit’s integrated curriculum provides the foundation for understanding concepts and their practical applications. Students learn best by doing, discovering and working with others to solve problems.
Schedule your personal tour with our admissions office: 480-403-9506.
You Have to See It to Believe It!
From a parent:
“I’ve been in tears since picking my son up from school today. He shared his geography certificate and said “I’m so proud of myself for earning this”. We’ll be framing that certificate. On Wednesday after we got home he said “I had so much fun at school today”. You can’t know how much this all means to me. You have ignited that spark of wanting to learn in him and he’s continued to fan its flames on his own! Malena, Parent of a 2nd grade student, 2012-13
A Strong Middle School Education Matters!
“Since 2008, the Legislature has cut Arizona public-school funding to districts by more than 20 percent, forcing them, in turn, to make budget cuts. Arizona has a standard annual per-student funding formula that ranks among the bottom five states in the nation.” Arizona Republic, November 11, 2013
A recent report by American College Testing (ACT) cites research indicating that: “Eighth-grade achievement is the best predictor of students’ ultimate level of college and career readiness by high school graduation—even more than students’ family background, high school coursework, or high school grade point average.” The ACT researchers found that students’ academic readiness for college and career can be improved when students develop behaviors in the upper elementary grades and in middle school that are known to contribute to successful academic performance. The title of the report is The Forgotten Middle’: http://www.act.org/research/policymakers/reports/ForgottenMiddle.html
Summit School of Ahwatukee offers your student an outstanding, nationally accredited, award winning, middle school experience. Summit’s Middle School provides students the skills and confidence to attend any public, private or charter high school to experience continued success and achievement.
In the last three years 100% of our graduates have been accepted in their first choice for high school, with a 97% acceptance rate for all graduating classes. Overall 90% of Summit graduates enroll in high school honors or gifted classes.
Five Summit graduates have earned distinction as a National Merit Semifinalist, with one named a National Merit Finalist. Graduates have made the dean’s list at prestigious schools such as Duke University and Loyola Marymount. Other colleges at which Summit graduates are enrolled include Georgetown, Stanford, The American College in Washington D.C. and more.
From a parent:
Our daughter just completed her third year at Summit School of Ahwatukee, after transferring from another school. She is absolutely thriving. She is excited about telling me about her day when she jumps in the car at pick up. She blows kisses at the school when we drive by. She is deeply engaged in her homework and project assignments – many of which require her focus, creativity and humor.
She has been getting straight A’s along with several A+’s since she began attending Summit. As one of her teachers noted, she is one of the most driven students she has ever worked with. Our daughter is now in an environment that is able to foster her intelligence, creativity and drive.
During her time at Summit our daughter has regained her confidence, her excitement toward learning, and her drive to excel. Summit has given us back our child.
Mother of a middle school student, 2012
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