Before & After School Progamming


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Before & After School Care

After school is never an afterthought at Summit. Our before and after school programs offer a homework club with low staff to student ratios, indoor and outdoor activities, and the availability of care on our few early release days. We recognize that many of our families need a safe and supportive environment for their children before and after school. Our programming supports the whole child for the whole day!

EXTENDED DAY HOURS: Before school (7:00 AM – 8:00 AM) and after school (3:30 PM – 6:00 PM).

Mini-camp Hours: This option provides Extended Day on the 8 early release half days, and the 4 full days that school is closed for parent / teacher conferences, and staff training. Half Days: 12:30 PM – 6:00 PM Full Day: 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Drop-In Extended Day: Before school (7:00 AM – 8:00 AM) and after school (3:30 PM – 6:00 PM). Rate: $19 per actual day used

Provides Extended Day before and/or after school as needed by parents for preschool through 8th grade.

Parents pay only for days actually used.

The daily rate applies to a.m. extended day and/or p.m. extended day.

Students not picked up by parent/guardian by 3:30 pm daily, will be signed into Drop-in extended by teachers. Daily rate will apply starting at 3:30 pm.

Parents are required to have a credit card on file. Usage is tallied and credit card is charged at the beginning of the following month with a receipt of payment emailed to the parent.

Prepaid Extended Day: Before school (7:00 AM – 8:00 AM) and after school (3:30 PM – 6:00 PM). Rate: $2,500 annual, unlimited use and includes Mini-Camp

Provides Full-time use of Extended Day before and/or after school daily, Preschool thru 8th grade.

It includes unlimited use of the Mini-camp package, which has increased the number of early release days available and will now provide pizza lunch on the 4 full days of care.

Mini-Camp Prepaid Package: This option provides Extended Day on the 8 early release half days, and the 4 full days that school is closed for parent / teacher conferences, and staff training.

This also includes child care on the half day prior to holiday break in December and the half day on the last day of school in May.

Half Days: 12:30 PM – 6:00 PM Full Day: 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM Rate: $400 unlimited use

Each half day will have themed activities planned for students

Each full day will have themed activities planned and a pizza lunch provided at no additional cost.

Packages are not pro-rated and there are no refunds for days not used.

Payment plan options are available.

Mini-Camp Drop-in Package: Half Days: 12:30 PM – 6:00 PM Full Day: 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Rate: $40 / half day and $65 / full day

There are a limited number of Drop-in Mini-Camp spots available on a first come, first served basis.

Registration is limited to the 2 weeks prior to the day of use. An email will be sent out to all Summit families opening registration.

Registration requires pre-payment and there are no refunds for non-use.

After School Enrichment Classes

Summit School of Ahwatukee is committed to providing a rich variety of high quality learning experiences for our students in preschool through eighth grade.

We have partnered with businesses and organizations that share our vision for enriching children’s learning to provide many special interest classes. Summit also offers many teacher-led clubs. The purpose of these clubs is to extend your child’s learning and social relationships beyond the school day.

After school enrichment activities offered may vary each semester. They are moderately priced and are an additional cost to parents. Your child is welcome to join in the fun as a Summit student!

  • Art Studio
  • Athletes in Training
  • Bricks 4 Kidz ®, Engineering with Legos
  • Certified Fitness AZ
  • Chess Club
  • Fencing
  • Golfs Elementary
  • Makey Makey Boards
  • Mandarin Chinese
  • Puterbugs
  • Running Club
  • Sabrecat Athletics
  • Scratch Programming
  • Spanish Club
  • Summit Soccer
  • Tumble Town
  • Wham! Wednesday Workouts

Dawn Ighodaro

Extended Day Coordinator

Mrs. Ighodaro coordinates before and after school programming for preschool through eighth grade. She earned both a Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s from West Chester University in Pennsylvania. She holds a BS in Health & Physical Education for kindergarten – 12th, and an MS in Counseling with a focus in Higher Education Administration. She has a depth of experience in education, including five years teaching at Arizona State University (ASU) and ten years in higher education administration at Arizona State University, Drexel University, St. Mary’s College of Maryland and West Chester University.

Her career at Summit began in 1998 when she joined a group of visionaries; shovel in hand, to break ground on land that would become Summit School of Ahwatukee. As with any new organization, she helped in many capacities. However most impactful was her eight year span as the school’s Admissions and Marketing Director. Mrs. Ighodaro proudly smiled as she enrolled the first Summit students, and shed tears as the first group graduated. Her knowledge, determination and passion was an integral part of transforming a vision into the reality: creating nationally accredited, award winning preschool through eighth grade in which students excel and thrive, in an innovative, rigorous curriculum that engages students to go far beyond memorizing information, but rather engages learners, promotes critical thinking and collaboration, enabling students to become leaders.  Dawn.Ighodaro@summitschoolaz.org

Get to Know - Before and After School Faculty

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Matthew Feller

Student Activities Coordinator, Preschool through Eighth Grade

Summer Camp Director

Matthew.Feller@SummitSchoolaz.org

Mr. Feller teaches serves as the school’s athletic director for the fifth through eighth grade sports teams, and coordinates after school enrichment programs for all grade levels.

Mr. Feller is a graduate of Northern Arizona University with a degree in business administration. He earned his certification as an Interscholastic Coach, through the National Federation of Associated High Schools. Additionally he is certified by the American Camp Association as a summer camp and youth program director.

His extensive experience includes working in after school programs, summer camps, and athletics programs in multiple cities across Arizona, beginning in 2005. Mr. Feller joined Summit in 2012.

Danny Reardon

Extended Day Staff: Elementary & Middle School

Summit is proud to welcome Danny Reardon, a Summit alum, to the after school staff.  Danny came to Summit in first grade, graduating in 2010. He attended Desert Vista High School, and is now a senior at Arizona State University, working toward a degree in Criminology.  Over the past two summers Danny has worked as a robotics instructor with Bricks 4 Kidz.