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

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 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

  • Thanksgiving Break

    November 21, 2018 - November 23, 2018  

  • Parent Tax Credit Information Session 1

    November 28, 2018  5:30 pm - 6:00 pm

  • Parent Tax Credit Information Session 2

    November 28, 2018  6:00 pm - 6:30 pm

  • Preschool Parents: Tax Credit, Coffee, & Chat

    November 30, 2018  8:00 am - 9:00 am

  • Coffee and Conversation: For Parents in Grades 3-5 to Learn About Middle School

    November 30, 2018  8:15 am - 9:15 am

  • Kindergarten Sneak Peek Day for Parents

    December 4, 2018  9:30 am - 10:30 am

Teacher Spotlight

Tina Charney


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).


"We chose summit because it was a good mix of academics and arts, but the other big selling point was morning meeting. Our oldest daughter was extremely shy and Ms. Vosseller had her up on stage in front of the whole school within a month of starting kindergarten. Summit remains one of the best choices we have ever made for our family." --The Cantoni Family

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"We choose Summit for the small class sizes and caring faculty. We wanted our children to go to a school where they could learn and grow in a supportive environment."
--The Garrigus Family

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Service to others is at the heart of our Summit community.

As we look to finding ways to serve each other, our community and our world we would like to share our appreciation for the service of so many this Veterans Day.

To those who have given so much of themselves to protect and defend what is best and brightest in our country, we thank you and honor you.

Your service inspires us to be our best and seek ways to serve others.

With love, Summit School ❤️💙
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Our 8th graders found an even deeper appreciation for this day through their WWII Radio Broadcast Project. With interesting stories, sound effects and music they were able to share their representations of radio broadcasting during WWII. #communication #criticalthinking #creativity #collaboration

Happy Veterans Day! Thank you for serving! ❤️💙
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"We choose Summit because it is a nurturing and positive environment that gives children the best opportunity to be all that they can be. It has helped empower our daughters to be thoughtful, creative and unique individuals. We truly feel lucky to be a part of it." --The Lang Family

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Matthew, Anthony and Marcus were all selected to play up for Brophy Varsity Football play offs. How exciting! We are so proud of our Summit Alumni! ... See MoreSee Less

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"We choose Summit because we take our daughter's education seriously and so does Summit! It's lifelong guidelines, strength and diversity of community and attention to its students individualized needs is unmatched in today's education system. Summit is celebrating the leaders of tomorrow and we're thankful to be a part of it."
--The Yeck Family

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Please support the mission of Summit School and donate to our What's Your Why Fundraiser today!
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Thank you to everyone who has sent in or down loaded your Chandler Fashion Mall receipts! As of October 15th, Summit School is in second place with 62,785 points!! Let’s keep the momentum going.

The holiday season is upon us! Earn quad points for Summit School when you shop at Chandler Fashion Center & The Boulevard Shops this holiday season. All receipts dated and submitted between November 1, 2018 and January 15, 2019 will earn 20 points per dollar spent!
Two other ways to earn bonus points is when you take Santa photos and participate in the Be An Angel at the Chandler Mall.
Santa Photo Bonus- (November 9th- December 24, 2018) Take a picture with Santa, located on the lower level in Macy’s Court. Submit you Santa photo receipt by January 15th to earn 1,000 bonus points per photo package purchased.
Be An Angel- (November 15th- December 20, 2018) Adopt an angel from the Salvation Army Angel Trees, located on the lower level in the Sears Court. Get a receipt for your donation and submit by January 15th to receive 1,000 points per angel.

Don’t forget you can support Summit School while during your holiday shopping. Next time you shop on Amazon, use the Amazon Smile program and support Summit School. It is that easy!
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“Words, are our most inexhaustible source of magic.” J.K. Rowling

Please join us from November 5th - 9th for our Enchanted Book Fair 🧚🏼‍♀️💕💜🌼💚🌸🧚🏽‍♂️
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