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
Prospective families are warmly invited to schedule a personal campus tour. 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 contact the Admissions office at 480-403-9506.
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.
Toddlers- Children 18 months and walking are eligible for Summit’s toddler program.
Preschool- Children three years old by September 1st of the proposed school year and fully trained in bathroom habits are eligible for Summit’s preschool.
PreK- Children four years old by September 1st of the proposed school year and fully trained in bathroom habits are eligible for Summit’s PreK program.
Kindergarten—To be considered for entrance into kindergarten, children must have reached their fifth birthday before September 1st 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 are invited to experience a school day at Summit School. A visit day allows your child to learn more about our school culture, become familiar with teachers and students, and have an authentic experience with our Summit education. In some cases, a visit may be a requirement to ensure the best fit for your child.
Once an application has been received, our admissions team will contact you to schedule assessments and offer a 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.
Diversity and Inclusivity Statement
Summit School acknowledges and celebrates the unique differences within our community. Summit is committed to education and policies that support an inclusive environment.
TO JOIN US FOR THE 2024-25 SCHOOL YEAR:
Applications for 2024-25 will be available on October 1, 2023.
The first day of enrollment for all families is January 9, 2024. All applications will be considered on a rolling basis.
Once registration begins, please contact the Admissions Office to learn where openings remain as we continue to accept applications.
1. Students currently enrolled, enrolling for the upcoming school year in timestamp order.
2. Siblings of students enrolled for the upcoming school year in timestamp order.
3. First come, first served in timestamp order.
At the close of Tier 2 enrollment, any new applicants are added to the waitlist in timestamp order regardless of current student or sibling status.