Stay up to date on all things Summit! Through our blog we’ll share details about learning projects, special events for students, community service projects and more, giving insight into the world of learning that awaits your child.

The Incredibles Class Song

Who needs American Idol when you’ve got the Summit Preschoolers!  Summit’s self-named "The Incredibles" students were paid a visit from talented musician, Bill Partlan.  Bill was inspired to visit after student Lauren Wolfe, wrote the lyrics to a special theme song...

Summit Students Pay it Forward

Haz lo mismo a alguién más.  If your Spanish is a bit rusty, that’s “paying it forward,” which has been one of our CARE/Be Kind themes through the year.  Applied learning in real-world settings is also the Summit way.  Last week our Spanish Honor Society (Sociedad...

Teacher Spotlight: Tina Charney

Tina Charney has been teaching preschool and elementary children in Minnesota and Arizona since 1996. She has a BA in Latin American Studies from Columbia University in NYC, an Early Childhood teaching license from Crown College in Minnesota, and holds an Arizona...

The Ten Most Important Skills Needed for Future Employment

As you may know, the World Economic Forum is currently holding its annual meeting in Davos Switzerland.  This meeting brings together some 2,500 top business leaders, international political leaders, economists, and journalists for up to four days to discuss the most...

Creativity is as Important in Education as literacy

During last Monday’s in-service, the faculty and I took the opportunity to roll up our sleeves and work on implementing our focus on 21st Century skills of creativity, critical thinking, collaboration and communication.  To frame the discussion, we watched and...

21st Century Career Day for Summit Middle School students

Our Middle School was proud to present the 21st Century Career Expo for our sixth through eighth grade students today. While many schools have “Career Day,” Summit’s was very different. Our Middle School teachers worked together to assess student C.A.R.E.er interests...

Pop-Up Adventure Playground – Sonoran Living

On December 2nd, 2017 we will host our 2nd annual Pop-Up Adventure Playground from 10-12pm. All ages will enjoy this time of open ended play to explore, create and collaborate with their friends. Treasures 4 Teachers will bring pallets of materials ranging from bottle...

Math Monday by K-5 Math Specialist, Molly Danforth #2

Conceptual understanding is a crucial stage in a child’s mathematical development. The Learning Principle from the NCTM Principles and Standards for School Mathematics (2000) states as one of the six principles put forward, “Students must learn mathematics with...

Math Monday by K-5 Math Specialist, Molly Danforth #1

On Curriculum night, I was asked how parents can support their child’s development of mathematics. Well, simply put: Talk to your child about math as he/she and you encounter numbers and shapes in your everyday lives. Math is all around us. I believe that students...

Launch of Math Monday by K-5 Math Specialist, Molly Danforth

Our goal in creating the Math Specialist position was to provide additional instructional support for students and teachers as we further enhance our mathematics program at Summit.  We’ve asked Ms. Molly Danforth, our Kindergarten-5th Grade Math Specialist, to share...

$6,000 preschool scholarships available at Summit School

Summit School is proud to partner with Quality First, First Things First, and the United Way. Through these programs, Summit can offer $6,000 needs-based scholarships, enabling children to enroll in Summit’s NAEYC, nationally accredited preschool. Summit is also...

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