School highlight: Summit School of Ahwatukee - Ahwatukee Foothills News: Real Estate

School highlight: Summit School of Ahwatukee

Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Related Stories

Posted: Saturday, March 9, 2013 12:49 pm | Updated: 4:44 pm, Tue Oct 8, 2013.

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.”

For more information, visit

• Compiled by Diana Martinez, reach the reporter at

More about

More about

More about

  • Discuss

Pride Football Preview 2014

The Mountain Pointe football program enters the 2014 season with a new standard for success af...

Kyrene de las Lomas Elementary School

Daniel Ochoa/AFN
Brian Gibson, principal at Kyrene de las Lomas Elementary School, poses with students at Lomas on Wednesday, Aug. 6.

Kyrene de las Lomas is one of the 12 Kyrene schools in the Ahwatukee area that has been educating its students for many years.

Currently, enrollment at Lomas stands at 744 students from grades preschool through fifth grade.

Principal Brian Gibson said the new school year would bring opportunities for new staff members to be immersed within Lomas’ community.

“We already have a seasoned staff, and we’ve been working on new programs,” he said.

Gibson, who’s starting up his sixth year as principal, said Lomas’ diverse population was what set the school apart from other schools around the district and was a great representation of different communities.

Recently, Lomas earned a “B” grade for the 2013-14 school year from the Arizona Department of Education.

For more information about Lomas and the school’s enrollment, visit

• Contact writer: (480) 898-4903 or

Related Stories

Facebook on Facebook

Twitter on Twitter


Subscribe to via RSS

RSS Feeds


Print Edition Online

Online poll