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From the Head of School, Summit School

This year’s theme is “Celebrating 15 Years of Excellence: Summit Serves. Summit Leads. Summit Exceeds.”  Summit School was founded on January 15, 2001 as a non-profit independent school.  The founders of the school envisioned a school community where students would attain academic excellence while respecting individual achievement and diversity.

The school has flourished over the years and has gained a strong reputation as an excellent preschool through eighth grade, supported by a highly- involved parent community.

Summit’s elementary and middle school are nationally accredited through North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI). Preschool recently earned national accreditation for the third time through the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).  Both of these accreditations signify the completion of rigorous self-study processes, commitment to continuous improvement and critical reviews by external accreditation teams.

In addition to an exceptional academic curriculum, we are so fortunate to have the highest caliber of teachers and staff, who make a positive difference in the lives, learning and success of your children.  We are also very proud of our students who are confident, articulate, engaged and happy about learning, and respectful of each other and their teachers.

We happily welcome our new and returning families who join us this year in celebrating fifteen years of excellence.  As we face the future together, I feel very fortunate and honored to be your Head of School.  Our remarkable partnership with all of you, the strong support of our parent organization, “BEST” and the Board of Trustees, and our incredibly caring and talented staff makes Summit School a very special school community, where children fall in love with learning and are inspired to be learners and leaders for life.

Warmest regards,
Patrick O’Brien
Head of School
Summit School
4515 E. Muirwood Drive, Phoenix, Arizona 85048
Main School Phone: 480-403-9500
Fax: 480-403-9599
Toll Free: 1-866-713-8102

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