Elementary School

Summit School of Ahwatukee: A Nationally Accredited Private Elementary Program: Kindergarten – Fifth Grades is the bridge between the outstanding NAEYC preschool program and the exceptional, excelling Middle School experience at Summit.

Our elementary school provides differentiated, leveled instruction in reading and math, and a full liberal arts curriculum that includes classes dedicated to science, 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).

At Summit we call these classes “Specials”: Art, Music, Spanish, Science, PE, Technology and Library.   Why?

  • The term was coined because it truly is special for elementary children to experience all these classes.
  • It is unique that an elementary program would have experienced educators who teach only their area of expertise.
  • The quantity and quality of resources and hands-on experiential learning in these classes is exceptionally special.
  • …What your child can learn. Yes, it is very special indeed.

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 our elementary and private middle school 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 elementary school 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, and develop critical thinking skills.

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. Summit has ignited that spark of wanting to learn in him and he’s continued to fan its flames on his own!

~Parent of a 2nd grade student