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 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.

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.

Applications can be submitted at anytime in the fall for the following school year, but all applications and supplemental materials must be received before January 18, 2019 to be considered during the first round of admissions decisions.

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 no earlier than December 1, 2018. 

Step Four: Student Visit

Students applying to join First through Eighth grade are required to complete two visit days at Summit School, attending all regularly-scheduled classes in their current grade level. 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. Admissions testing will be conducted during the two-day visit, which measures the applicant’s math and language arts skills.

Preschool and Kindergarten applicants are also required to visit, however their classroom visit takes place during two mornings.  

Once an application has been received, someone in the Admissions Office 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 NEW STUDENTS FOR THE 2018-19 SCHOOL YEAR, IN CLASSES WHERE OPENINGS REMAIN.

ADMISSIONS TIMELINE

TO JOIN US FOR THE 2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR:
SEPTEMBER

Campus tours begin. Tours are scheduled weekdays between 9 am and 2 pm for K-8th grades and 9 am and Noon for Preschool tours.

OCTOBER 1

Summit School application goes live for first round admissions season

DECEMBER-FEBRUARY

All applicants with a complete application will be contacted in order to schedule their two-day classroom visit

WEEK OF FEBRUARY 11

Final week to schedule classroom visits

WEEK OF MARCH 4

First round admissions decisions will be made

ROLLING ADMISSIONS

Once deadlines for our first round admissions process have passed, please contact the Director of Admissions to learn where openings remain. We continue to enroll students during the summer and in the first semester of the school year.

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Director of Admissions

Please reach out to our director of admissions with any questions before, during, or after your admissions process.

Ashley Burbach

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