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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

Book Fair Recommendations

Our Fall Book Fair is in full swing and we love that our students have access to such incredible books. Thinking that students might discover their next favorite read in our IDEA Lab is one of the most exciting parts of this semi-annual event. We love this excerpt...

Summit School First Graders Are Budding Entrepreneurs

Summit School first graders just finished their economics and business unit that embraces the way students absorb concepts, paving the way for future entrepreneurs. “Students might not be prompted to ask questions if they were just reading about economics...

Trunk or Treat: Last Minute Inspiration

Trunk-or-Treat is THIS Saturday and we know it's possible that you still haven't decided how to decorate your trunk. Not to worry. We're swooping in with some of our favorite ideas for you to steal. If you haven't registered your trunk or would like to volunteer for...

October Book Recommendations

It's time for another month of book recommendations. This list of books from former Summit teacher Ashley Hare is perfect for cuddling up inside as the weather starts to cool down. There are tons of great options for each reading level so there is something for...

Student Health Through a Different Lens

“A state of well-being in which the individual realizes their own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to their community.”  Any educator or parent would want this for a child....

Approaching Math with Creativity, Courage, and a Sense of Play

At Preschool-Second Grade Math Night last night, Summit’s Math Specialist, Molly Danforth, encouraged parents to have their children approach math with creativity, courage, and a sense of play. Giving kids both the opportunity and reason to love math is a cornerstone...

Upcoming Events

  • Thanksgiving Food Basket Community Outreach Project

    November 11, 2019

  • Veterans Day (Holiday) - No School

    November 11, 2019

  • Thanksgiving Food Basket Community Outreach Project

    November 12, 2019

  • Thanksgiving Food Basket Community Outreach Project

    November 13, 2019

  • Thanksgiving Food Basket Community Outreach Project

    November 14, 2019

  • 3rd - 5th Grade Parent Math Night

    November 14, 2019  5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

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