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SUMMIT SELECTS NEXT DYNAMIC HEAD OF SCHOOL

SUMMIT SELECTS NEXT DYNAMIC HEAD OF SCHOOL

Summit School is proud to announce that Dr. Stephanie Nardi has been appointed as the next Head of School, effective July 1, 2021. Summit is a leading, private, independent school in Phoenix, Arizona, that is committed to promoting academic excellence and developing...

Middle School Community Service Project

Middle School Community Service Project

  As part of Summit Middle School’s community service program, SERVE, Middle School students spent an afternoon making 45 blankets for Phoenix Branching Out Family Services.  

Summit Students Spread Cheer This Holiday Season

Summit Students Spread Cheer This Holiday Season

Summit students “draw” on the compassion they feel for others to spread joy this holiday season. Students in Summit’s Preschool, Kindergarten, 2nd, and 4th-grade classes created cards for hospital patients who were unable to see family members during the Thanksgiving...

First Grade’s (Virtual) Field Trip Fridays

First Grade’s (Virtual) Field Trip Fridays

First grade has carved out time on Fridays that they refer to as “Field Trip Fridays.” This past week, Mrs. Odenkirk’s class made paper airplanes in order to “travel” to Washington DC.  They even took a few test flights before embarking on their journey.  Just look at...

17-Year-Old Summit Alum Authors a Physics Book

17-Year-Old Summit Alum Authors a Physics Book

What is it like to be a published author?  Sahil Khan, a 17-year-old Summit Alum, can answer that question. Sahil began attending Summit when he was three, and he graduated with the 8th grade class of 2017. He is now a student at Desert Vista High School and is the...

Missions and Projects

Missions and Projects

At the start of my first year as a principal in California, I heard a lot about the fourth grade California mission projects. It lasted a full nine weeks, and there were plenty of stories about staying up past midnight to finish the California mission dioramas.  When...

The NAEYC Annual Conference Recap

The NAEYC Annual Conference Recap

The week before Thanksgiving several of our preschool staff attended the NAEYC Annual Conference. Our preschool program has been accredited by NAEYC since 2005 and we are proud to represent an organization that is truly the Gold Standard in early childhood education....

Top STEAM Toys for Your Black Friday Shopping List

Top STEAM Toys for Your Black Friday Shopping List

It's that time of year. The Thanksgiving feast is behind you and now it's time to conquer all the shopping because the real American holiday is here: BLACK FRIDAY! It's so easy to just grab the first shiny toy at the top of the department store's blowout sale list,...

Book Fair Recommendations

Book Fair Recommendations

Our Fall Book Fair is in full swing and we love that our students have access to such incredible books. Thinking that students might discover their next favorite read in our IDEA Lab is one of the most exciting parts of this semi-annual event. We love this excerpt...

Summit School First Graders Are Budding Entrepreneurs

Summit School First Graders Are Budding Entrepreneurs

Summit School first graders just finished their economics and business unit that embraces the way students absorb concepts, paving the way for future entrepreneurs. “Students might not be prompted to ask questions if they were just reading about economics...

Trunk or Treat: Last Minute Inspiration

Trunk or Treat: Last Minute Inspiration

Trunk-or-Treat is THIS Saturday and we know it's possible that you still haven't decided how to decorate your trunk. Not to worry. We're swooping in with some of our favorite ideas for you to steal. If you haven't registered your trunk or would like to volunteer for...

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