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Your NAIS Private School in Tempe

Have you considered a private school education?

Private School Tempe
As one of the leading independent schools in the greater Tempe area, we deliver exceptional education for students in pre-school through grade eight. Our school is the recipient of numerous awards and individual merits locally and nationally for our students and programs. We believe that the summit of success requires an educational foundation. Our foundation is rooted in the needs of our individual students, and our curriculum is built around this principle.

What is an independent school?

We are a non-profit private school. As an independent school, we offer a needed alternative to the one-size-fits-all learning style associated with the public-school system.  We provide a student with a private education while accommodating tuition needs through Arizona’s Private School Tax Credit and applicable scholarships.

We do this through smaller class sizes, learning systems that tailor instruction to the student, and curriculum typical of a private institution with the same availability to students and families as a public school. Our liberal arts focused curriculum is designed to help students succeed in critical areas. Our culture is one of inclusion and acceptance so that students can focus on their education and find success in a work environment where many of their future positions may not even exist yet.

Prepare Your Child For the Future With A Private School Curriculum

Comparing private schools begins with a look at the curriculum. At Summit School of Ahwatukee our core curriculum includes educational disciplines like Math, Art, Science, Physical Education, Music, and Technology in addition to a wide range of electives.

This comprehensive curriculum is thematically based helping students at every grade level to make connections between differing subjects and improve retention through narrative-based learning. This improves comprehension and skills like critical thinking across disciplines.

Private schools in Tempe support different age ranges.

We have a range of options that depend on the age of your child. Our school supports developmental learning from preschool to eighth grade. Associated curriculum links can be found below.

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 a leading private school in Tempe because our learning environment, teachers, and curriculum are designed to help individuals at every level excel — in our summer camp as well. Students build a community, engage with their city, and find continual success 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.

Middle School in Tempe

Middle School

Our students are provided with a nationally accredited and awarded middle school curriculum that equips them for the future through academic success. Learning never stops. Gifting your child with a great education instills them with a desire to learn for their entire lives.

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