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
This summer, Dr. Nardi refreshed her painting skills to add a Summit Sabre Cub to the preschool lobby. The entrance is being updated to get ready for the 22-23 school year.
Don't miss out on Camp Invention at Summit School! https://invent-web.ungerboeck.com/programsearch/moreinfo.aspx?event=37737
Today, we thanked our departing staff members including "the heart of Summit," Ms Andrea. I am sure we will see her on campus in the future, and the...
Summit Middle School Eighth Grade Clap Out 2022! On to great things graduates.
Summit School started a new tradition today. We welcomed back our Summit School Alumni, who are graduating seniors, to lead our 8th grade clap out. It was great to see them, and great to give them an opportunity to see each other as a class again. Congratulations to...
Last Day of Summer Camp
July 1, 2022
Independence Day (Holiday) - Office Closed
July 4, 2022
1st Day for New Teachers
July 26, 2022
1st Day for Returning Teachers
July 27, 2022
Conversations of Race and Allyship with Brooks E. Scott
August 1, 2022 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Back to School Night
August 1, 2022 5:00 pm - 6:45 pm