Next-Generation Private Education

Preschool through Eighth Grade

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


Elementary School

Middle School

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 School is proud to announce that Dr. Stephanie Nardi has been appointed as the next Head of School, effective July 1, 2021. Summit is a leading, private, independent school in Phoenix, Arizona, that is committed to promoting academic excellence and developing...

Middle School Community Service Project

  As part of Summit Middle School’s community service program, SERVE, Middle School students spent an afternoon making 45 blankets for Phoenix Branching Out Family Services.  

Summit Students Spread Cheer This Holiday Season

Summit students “draw” on the compassion they feel for others to spread joy this holiday season. Students in Summit’s Preschool, Kindergarten, 2nd, and 4th-grade classes created cards for hospital patients who were unable to see family members during the Thanksgiving...

First Grade’s (Virtual) Field Trip Fridays

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...

17-Year-Old Summit Alum Authors a Physics Book

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...

Missions and Projects

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...

Upcoming Events

  • New Family Welcome

    July 30, 2021  5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

  • Back to School Night

    August 2, 2021  5:00 pm - 6:45 pm

  • Sixth Grade Sabrecat Day

    August 3, 2021  9:00 am - 10:30 am

  • 1st Day for Students

    August 4, 2021

  • notMYkid Parent Presentation: Anxiety/Stress

    September 2, 2021  5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

  • notMYkid Student Presentation: Anxiety/Stress (6th-8th)

    September 3, 2021  2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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