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Your NAIS Private School in Phoenix

Have you considered a private school education?

Private School Phoenix
As one of the best independent schools in the greater Phoenix area, we provide a leading education for children from pre-school through grade 8. Having garnered a substantial number of awards for our school as well as individual merits for our programs and students at the local and national level, we believe the summit of success begins with the right foundation.

What are independent schools?

We are a non-profit alternative school that provides your child with the benefits of a private education and tuition accommodations through Arizona’s Private School Tax Credit and applicable scholarships.

Our mission is to provide the reduced class size, individualized learning, and an advanced curriculum typical of a private education with the availability of a public school. That’s why our focus on both STEM and a liberal arts curriculum is designed to help students harbor the critical thinking, confidence, and creativity that will allow them to succeed in a working environment where many of their employment opportunities do not even exist yet.

Prepare Your Child For the Future With A Private School Curriculum


Comparing private schools begins with the curriculum. At Summit School of Ahwatukee we focus on a core curriculum that includes reinforcement through hands-on, advanced Math, lab-based Science, Spanish, Literature, Writing / Language Arts, Music, Art, Technology, Physical Education, Library, and tailed reading instruction.

This integrated thematic curriculum helps students at every grade level to make meaningful bonds between subjects and creates a cohesive learning narrative. This reinforces each individual area of study with an overarching theme to improve retention, comprehension, and critical thinking across disciplines.

Private schools in Phoenix support different age ranges.

Depending on the age of your child, different options are available. We support the development of children from pre-school through grade 8 and associated curriculum links can be found below.

Private School Accreditation

Independent school accreditation occurs at an individual level. We carry:

Preschool Accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).

Elementary School Accreditation from the NCA CASI includes kindergarten through 5th grade.

Middle School Accreditation from the NCA CASI includes 6th grade through 8th grade.

Summit School of Ahwatukee is one of the top private schools in Phoenix because we provide our students with an environment they can thrive in. We foster the areas of study they are interested in, create a safe learning environment that engenders community, and provide them with the tools and instruction to succeed academically and beyond.

Learn more about our mission, student life, and schedule a tour of the independent school your child will look forward to attending, learning, and thriving in every single day.