Our Admissions Process
We are excited you are considering Summit School for your family. We know applying to a new school can feel overwhelming. Our Admissions Team at Summit School is here to help you navigate through the process. To get started, please follow the steps below.
Step One: Visit the School (optional)
Prospective parents and students are warmly invited to either schedule a personal campus tour or attend an Open House. Visiting our campus offers a wonderful opportunity for you to experience the energy of our students, the dedication of our faculty and staff, and the joyful learning atmosphere that makes our community special. To schedule a tour, please click the blue button to the right.
Step Two: Submit Application
Apply online using the blue button to the right. Applying to Summit School is easy and our admissions team is available to help you through the process. Please note that there is a $100 non-refundable fee due upon completion of the online application and submission of an application does not guarantee a child’s acceptance.
Preschool—Children as young as 2 years and 6 months old who are fully trained in bathroom habits are eligible for Summit’s preschool.
Kindergarten—To be considered for entrance into kindergarten, children must have reached their fifth birthday before September 30 of the proposed year of entrance.
We require one teacher recommendation from the applicant’s current teacher or childcare provider for applicants applying to Preschool – Fifth Grade. For Middle School applicants, we require two teacher recommendations, one from the applicant’s current mathematics teacher and one from the applicant’s current English Language Arts teacher. When completing the Online Application, you will be prompted to insert the referral teacher’s name and email address. The online system will automatically email the teacher the recommendation form once you submit the application. You will receive a confirmation email once the teacher has completed and submitted the recommendation form to our Admissions Office.
For assistance, please contact the Admissions Office at admissions@SummitSchoolAZ.org.
Step Three: Submit Student Record Release Form to Current School
The Student Record Release Authorization should be signed and submitted to the applicant’s current school and/or previous school. Summit School requires at least two years of previous school records for each applicant.
Step Four: Student Visit
As part of the admissions process, all applicants experience two school days at Summit School. Visit days allow your child to learn more about our school culture, become familiar with teachers and students, and have an authentic experience with our Summit education. Applicants for grades 1 – 8 will visit in their current grade level and admissions academic assessments will be conducted during their visit. Prospective students for preschool and kindergarten will visit for two mornings in our preschool program.
Once an application has been received, our Admissions Director will contact you to schedule the student visit.
Summit School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, gender identity, religion, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, disability or protected genetic information when considering admission, employment or educational policies.
SUMMIT IS CURRENTLY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2019-20 SCHOOL YEAR, IN CLASSES WHERE OPENINGS REMAIN.
TO JOIN US FOR THE 2020-21 SCHOOL YEAR:
Applications for 2020-21 will be available on October 1, 2019.
The final day to submit an application for first round of admissions decisions is January 24, 2020. All applications received after January 24, 2020 will be considered on a rolling admissions basis.
DECEMBER – FEBRUARY
All applicants with a complete application will be contacted in order to schedule their two-day classroom visit.
WEEK OF MARCH 2
The first round of admissions decisions will be released to families.
Once deadlines for our first round admissions process have passed, please contact the Director of Admissions to learn where openings remain as we continue to accept applications in those specific grade levels.