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
Many of us will look up at the moon tomorrow (July 20th) and be amazed all over again that 50 years ago men first set foot there. Mankind’s greatest achievement has many lessons for today’s children. Here are five takeaways from the Apollo program that launched Neil...
Summit School's very own Ashley Hare traded her title of 4th grade teacher to that of Admissions Director, but that doesn't mean she has lost her knack for picking out and recommending books. In fact, she loves reviewing books for middle readers on her Instagram...
A Summit School education prepares the next generation of students for success. We love hearing stories about how Summit Alumni are doing since they’ve left the our campus and how they feel that Summit helped them along the way. In this month’s Alumni spotlight, we...
It’s been five years since Oxford Dictionaries chose “selfie” as its annual word of the year. While there’s nothing wrong with snapping selfies, today’s adolescents demonstrate a greater degree of self-absorption (focusing only on “I”, “me”, and “mine” instead of...
Every magazine has a list of beach reads that are perfect for that summer vacation, time by the pool, or a sunny afternoon in the air conditioner on the couch. Staying cool is the theme here. Most of these lists are full of romance titles and easy reading for...
We may not have hit triple digits just yet, but summer is here! In addition to being a time for vacation, family, friends, and camps, summer is also an important time for growth. Research tells us that a summer without academic stimulation can result in as much as two...
1st Day for New Teachers
July 29, 2019
1st Day for Returning Teachers
July 30, 2019
New Family Welcome
August 1, 2019 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Back to School Night
August 5, 2019 5:00 pm - 6:45 pm
1st Day for Students
August 7, 2019
Labor Day (Holiday) - No School
September 2, 2019