ELEMENTARY AND MIDDLE SCHOOL
Summit School Elementary and Middle School programs have earned nationally recognized accreditation from the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI), an accreditation division of AdvancED® in 2010, and earned re-accreditation in 2014.
Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth (CTY)
National Merit Scholars
2014: One 2011 Summit Alum
2013: Four 2010 Summit Alumni
2011: One 2008 Summit Alum
2012-2013 Creative Achievement Award
National recognition in 2015 for Let’s Move! Active Schools
The Best Art and Architecture School Curriculum in the United States
one of the top 35 schools in the United States for the physical education curriculum
Arizona Association of Teachers of Mathematics (AATM) Algebra Competition
2015: A Summit student earns the highest math score in the state! A classmate earns the 4th place win, with two other students scoring in the top 10%.
2013: A Summit student tied for the 3rd highest score in the state, and another tied for the 4th highest state score. Six additional students scored in the top 10% in the state.
2012: Twelve Summit students scored in the top 10% in the state.
2011: Four Summit students scored in the top ten percent statewide, with two students earning an additional distinction by being among the top 10 highest scores in state.
Summit School sixth-graders wins Arizona State “Letters About Literature Contest” for three consecutive years
In 2011, a Summit student earned the second place award for her composition.
In 2012, Summit students swept the first and second place honors.
In 2013, Summit students were again recognized by the state, earning both the first and second place awards!
Ranked a top private school
Golden Gator Award for Excellence in Teaching
Melissa France (math, social studies and student council advisor)
Christy Menard (7th & 8th grade pre-algebra, algebra and geometry)
Andrea Yocum (6th – 8th grade science)
Amy Lecky (7th and 8th grade literature and language arts)
Best Private School
In 2021, Summit School was voted Ahwatukee’s Best Private School and Reader’s Choice Best Preschool.
Homeward Bound and the Diaper Bank of Central Arizona “Super Hero Award”
The drive is led each year by Summit’s active student council. Kids helping kids is Summit’s mantra.
Barnes & Noble annual “My Favorite Teacher Contest”
Educational Mentor of the Year
Arizona’s Private Education Excellence Awards
Summit School middle school math teacher Christy Menard, and second grade teacher Molly Danforth were honored as finalists for Arizona’s Private Education Excellence Awards (2013)
Sixth grade math teacher Melissa France and sixth grade Language Arts and Literature teacher Lori Christianson honored as teacher finalists. (2014)
Summit’s art, architecture & design program for preschool through 8th grade named a finalist for program of the year. (2014)
Administrative Assistant, Michelle Stone honored as a finalist for staff member of the year. (2014)