Enrolling at Summit: The Admissions Process

Summit School of Ahwatukee art students

You have to see Summit to believe that a school like this exits in your backyard.  You are invited to schedule a personal tour of our private preschool, elementary and middle school in Ahwatukee.

Join our admissions director to walk through every class your child would attend: Science, writing / language arts, math, reading / literature, Spanish music, art,  PE, and technology. Watch classes in action to see the depth of learning through our engaging, experiential curriculum,

Meet our articulate, happy students, and the teachers that inspire them. The confidence of students, and atmosphere of respect between teachers and students alike is something you can actually feel when on campus.

Contact our Admissions Office any time throughout the year to discuss your children, and schedule your personal tour: 480-403-9506.

To begin the admissions process open the tab below to start the online application.

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The Admissions Process: Online Application ~ Student Visits & Assessments

Future students are added to the enrollment wait list when the admissions process is complete. As part of admissions all children experience life as a Summit School of Ahwatukee student, by visiting in a classroom of their peers.

To apply for admissions first complete the Online Application

Through the online application parents will be asked to submit the following:

  • Copies of the last two years of a student’s report cards, or preschool progress reports.
  • Results of the last completed standardized testing report, if applicable.
  • A copy of your child’s current immunization record.
  • A copy of neurological, psychological or educational assessment, if applicable.
  • A copy of your child’s birth certificate (kindergarten & preschool students only).
  • $100 application fee, paid via check, payable to Summit School of Ahwatukee.
  • Teacher recommendations upon request.

Information for Students with Special Needs

Pre-enrollment visits: Students entering First through Eighth grades

Students currently enrolled in kindergarten through eighth grade visit in their present grade for two days, attending all regularly-scheduled classes. During this time students are given a math, reading and writing assessment.

Pre-enrollment visits: Students enrolling in Kindergarten and Preschool

Prior to enrolling, children who will be entering kindergarten or preschool will enjoy spending the morning in a preschool class on a Monday, Tuesday, Thursday or Friday, from 8:15 – 11:15 am.

Student visits are scheduled through the Admissions Office: admissions@summitschoolaz.org

Student Services Overview

Summit School of Ahwatukee does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, gender identity, religion, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, disability or protected genetic information when considering admission, employment or educational policies.

Enrollment Dates

Please read the following enrollment procedures carefully.

Summit is accepting new students for the 2017-18 school year, in classes where openings remain.

Enrollment Dates for the 2017-18 school year

January 30th – February 3rd 2017
Priority re-enrollment for current Summit School of Ahwatukee students and incoming siblings.

February 6th – 10th  2017
Early Enrollment for new students who have completed the admissions process

February 13th 2017
Open enrollment – all students

Returning Students – Priority Enrollment

Priority enrollment is always given to current Summit School of Ahwatukee families. This includes siblings not previously enrolled.

Priority enrollment for current Summit families for the 2017-18 school year ends on February 3rd, 2017.  Siblings of enrolled students (who will be enrolling for the first time) may also enroll during this priority week. However, enrollment priority is given to current students.

New Students – Enrollment 

New students may take advantage of early enrollment from February 6th – 10th  2017. To register during this time, students must have completed the admissions process, including parent tour, student application, student visit and assessments.

Potential new students are added to the early enrollment list for the grade to which they are applying, in the order the admissions process is completed.  New students on the early enrollment list will receive a link to complete an online enrollment packet through which the first, non-refundable tuition payment of $700 is paid.

Please note that consideration may be given to families enrolling more than one child.

After the early enrollment date new students who have completed the admissions process will then be accepted in the order that the admissions process is completed and enrollments packets are received.