Next-Generation Private Education

Preschool through Eighth Grade
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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.

Expert Teachers

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

Thriving Students

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

Innovative Curriculum

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
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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

Summit Students Pay it Forward

Haz lo mismo a alguién más.  If your Spanish is a bit rusty, that’s “paying it forward,” which has been one of our CARE/Be Kind themes through the year.  Applied learning in real-world settings is also the Summit way.  Last week our Spanish Honor Society (Sociedad...

The Ten Most Important Skills Needed for Future Employment

As you may know, the World Economic Forum is currently holding its annual meeting in Davos Switzerland.  This meeting brings together some 2,500 top business leaders, international political leaders, economists, and journalists for up to four days to discuss the most...

Creativity is as Important in Education as literacy

During last Monday’s in-service, the faculty and I took the opportunity to roll up our sleeves and work on implementing our focus on 21st Century skills of creativity, critical thinking, collaboration and communication.  To frame the discussion, we watched and...

21st Century Career Day for Summit Middle School students

Our Middle School was proud to present the 21st Century Career Expo for our sixth through eighth grade students today. While many schools have “Career Day,” Summit’s was very different. Our Middle School teachers worked together to assess student C.A.R.E.er interests...

Pop-Up Adventure Playground – Sonoran Living

On December 2nd, 2017 we will host our 2nd annual Pop-Up Adventure Playground from 10-12pm. All ages will enjoy this time of open ended play to explore, create and collaborate with their friends. Treasures 4 Teachers will bring pallets of materials ranging from bottle...

Upcoming Events

  • 8th Grade Graduation Rehersal

    May 21, 2018  2:10 pm - 2:51 pm

  • Fifth Grade Celebration (Moving on Ceremony)

    May 22, 2018  8:20 am - 9:00 am

  • 2nd Grade Writing Celebration

    May 22, 2018  8:20 am - 9:20 am

  • Q4 Summit Sabrecat Band "Classroom" Concert

    May 22, 2018  8:20 am - 9:00 am

  • Yearbook Signing

    May 23, 2018  8:20 am - 9:00 am

  • 8th Final Graduation Practice

    May 23, 2018  11:00 am - 11:30 am

Teacher Spotlight

Tina Charney

Preschool

Tina Charney has been teaching preschool and elementary children in Minnesota and Arizona since 1996. She is a published author, a world-traveler, and absolutely loves teaching at Summit (we love her too).

 

Our end of the year CARE celebration was tons of fun!! Otter pops, flip flops and Ice Age! We love Summit School! ... See MoreSee Less

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In the 2018 AATM Algebra Contest three of our students were top three in the state!!! Eight of our students were in the top ten! INCREDIBLE Congratulations Sabrecats!! ... See MoreSee Less

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At the beginning of the year our first graders participated in the Arizona Federation of Garden Clubs poetry contest. The theme for this year’s contest was “Let It Grow.” The poem that Jake wrote won first place in the contest. He was recognized by the local garden club chapter representatives. He was presented with a framed certificate and a $25.00 check. Congratulations to Jake. We are so proud of you! ... See MoreSee Less

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An education is one of the most important gifts you can give your child.

Summit School of Ahwatukee is a home for the active and developing minds of preschool through eighth grade students.

Visit www.Summitschoolaz.org to learn more about our Nationally-Accredited Private Education Program.
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Looking for something sweet to do as a family this Sunday? Snooze, an A.M. Eatery ... See MoreSee Less

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Summer is a time to experience the spark of discovery, creativity, and learning. It is a time to make friends, share laughter, and have fun exploring new and favorite activities.
Camp Summit offers a variety of summer programs, activities and field trips that are certain to captivate the interest of children ages 18 months-13 years. All campers receive individualized, nurturing attention with a low staff to camper ratio, and experienced staff members. Every camper is given the environment and opportunities to grow, create, think and celebrate all that summer, and Summit, have to offer!
Camp Summit offers Preschool Camp, Kindergarten Preparation Camp, Elementary Camp and Middle School Camp. We also offer our Summer Toddler Discoveries Program for children ages 18 months-36 months.

Registration is OPEN!
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Congratulations to Sammie McHale!
Every season coaches have an opportunity to send one athlete on their team to represent their school in the CAA All-Star game. The All Star Game was played on Monday, May 30th at the Talking Stick Arena. This season Coach Regina and Matt Feller selected Sammie McHale to represent the Sabrecats. Sammie has been a Sabrecat basketball player since 5th grade. She leads by example every day, she never complains, and she always gives it everything she's got. We're so proud of Sammie and her leadership. We're all so proud of you, Sammie!!
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