Innovative Teaching. Expert Educators. Thriving Students.
Summit School is Arizona’s most innovative private and independent school for preschool through eighth grade students, located in the Ahwatukee-Chandler region in Phoenix Arizona. We offer a safe and joyful learning community where students both discover and achieve their full potential. Our expert educators and rigorous STEAM-based curriculum stimulate intellectual curiosity, creative problem solving, and social-emotional growth all within a nurturing environment. We believe a world of possibilities awaits each child and that learning at Summit propels students toward joy and success.
Summit educators are highly-trained, long-tenured, and veteran teachers whose commitment to our mission and students keeps them here year after year.
17 Summit Teachers have advanced degrees
Our students are more than test scores because learning is a joyful process of discovery at Summit. Each student is challenged to be their very best in all areas.
98% of our students graduate college by age 24
Our rigorous, STEAM-based curriculum develops academic core mastery and 21st century skills like creative problem solving, collaboration, critical thinking, and leadership.
Award-winning curriculum and programs
Safe Place To Learn
Our secure campus, small class sizes, and nurturing relationships among educators, students, and parents create a community where students can learn and flourish.
Average class size of 16 students
What Our Community is Saying
“Summit School has to be seen to be believed. It’s a veritable educational utopia comprised of passionate educators, engaged students, and a supportive community of parents. At Summit, you’ll find innovation without gimmicks. The atmosphere is very warm and positive as a school environment should be. If you’re able to send your child to Summit, you’ll be glad you did.”
“Summit School is unlike any school we have ever seen! When we started looking for a preschool for our daughter, all we knew for sure is that we wanted to send her to a welcoming, loving environment with a strong emphasis on learning and challenging her to succeed. Summit School far surpassed all of our expectations and opened our eyes to incredible programs that we didn’t even know we were looking for!!”
“We have been nothing but impressed by Summit’s small student-to-teacher ratio, the genuine caring and support of the teachers, and an academic program that challenges children to learn new things while still building their self-esteem. Our son has grown in leaps and bounds this year and the great program at Summit is a huge part of that growth. I am pleased to give my highest possible recommendation on behalf of the school.”
Latest Blog Posts
First grade has carved out time on Fridays that they refer to as “Field Trip Fridays.” This past week, Mrs. Odenkirk’s class made paper airplanes in order to “travel” to Washington DC. They even took a few test flights before embarking on their journey. Just look at...
What is it like to be a published author? Sahil Khan, a 17-year-old Summit Alum, can answer that question. Sahil began attending Summit when he was three, and he graduated with the 8th grade class of 2017. He is now a student at Desert Vista High School and is the...
At the start of my first year as a principal in California, I heard a lot about the fourth grade California mission projects. It lasted a full nine weeks, and there were plenty of stories about staying up past midnight to finish the California mission dioramas. When...
Summit School Eighth Graders Visited The Sandra Day O’Connor Courthouse to Hold a Mock Trial in Partnership with ASU and CourtWorks
Last month, Summit eighth-graders participated in an exciting opportunity through the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at ASU, called CourtWorks. The CourtWorks program partners law student volunteers with middle school students to facilitate a mock trial process....
The week before Thanksgiving several of our preschool staff attended the NAEYC Annual Conference. Our preschool program has been accredited by NAEYC since 2005 and we are proud to represent an organization that is truly the Gold Standard in early childhood education....
It's that time of year. The Thanksgiving feast is behind you and now it's time to conquer all the shopping because the real American holiday is here: BLACK FRIDAY! It's so easy to just grab the first shiny toy at the top of the department store's blowout sale list,...
Materials Distribution - Q2 Remote Learning Students Only
December 14, 2020 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
End of 2nd Quarter
December 18, 2020
Early Dismissal (PS-8)
December 18, 2020 11:30 am - 11:45 am
December 21, 2020 - January 1, 2021
Workday for Teachers - No School
January 4, 2021
School Resumes for Students
January 5, 2021