Preschool at Summit

We are committed to every student’s personal and academic growth from the moment they enter as preschoolers, until the day they graduate eighth grade as young adults.

Our private preschool curriculum is research-based, developmentally appropriate, and taught by educated and experienced teachers.

Summit welcomes preschool students ages 18 months to five-year-olds preparing for kindergarten. 


  • Toddler (18mo to 3yrs)

  • Preschool (3yrs by September 1)

  • Pre-kindergarten (4yrs by September 1)

Why Summit?


Summit School is one of the few Phoenix preschools accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). All of our preschool staff are NAEYC members who have a commitment to excellence in early childhood education. Read the standards that Summit adheres to in order to maintain our accreditation.

Summit Teaches Through an Emergent Curriculum Philosophy 

Our educators use The Project Approach to build an Emergent Curriculum that reflects the interests, experiences, and cultures in the classroom community. This work is complex as it follows many principles of Cognitively Guided Instruction. It begins where students are intellectually and developmentally challenged to meet and exceed early learning standards, and allows for growth to occur at deeper levels across content areas. This Emergent Curriculum is used in tandem with The Creative Curriculum to ensure that all national standards are addressed with expertise and intention, while also honoring who the children are as young thinkers.

Summit Teachers are Highly Educated and Experienced in Early Childhood Education. 

Most of our faculty have been at Summit for over 10 years and have an average of over 15 years of experience in the early education field. They maintain strong bonds with students and their families far beyond the preschool years. Our early childhood faculty all hold degrees, endorsements, and countless certifications in the early childhood field as well. 

Don’t Take Our Word For It

There aren’t enough words to describe the magic in our preschool building. Both our daughters not only received an amazing early education, but they were given tools to help them grow as individuals. The teachers and support staff are so loving and kind and make each child feel like they can take on the world.

Jackie Lang, Summit Parent

Summit School combines the warm embrace of a most trusted family member with ceaselessly innovative education and a high concentration of exceptionally talented and experienced educators animated by the utmost passion for the craft and dedication to our children. It is truly a special and nurturing place of child growth undoubtedly on par with the finest schools in the nation. I strongly encourage all parents seeking schooling and care for their children to call Summit and witness it firsthand.

Josh Bloomberg, Summit Parent

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