Summit School of Ahwatukee

Director of Early Childhood Development Andrea Benkel poses with Summit School of Ahwatukee students.

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Summit School of Ahwatukee • 4515 E. Muirwood Drive

Staff and teachers at Summit School of Ahwatukee take pride in fostering academic excellence and a love of learning through a liberal arts education.

The school opened in 2001 and has since grown to serve more than 340 preschool through eighth-grade students.

Summit aims to offer a low student-teacher ratio, implement cooperative learning, and integrate foreign language, science, music, art, technology, and physical education into its curriculum.

“We have a very comprehensive program,” said Head of Schools Pat O’Brien. “The most important thing is to have highly qualified teachers that build relationships with students.”

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