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Our sincere thanks to the community for honoring Summit School of Ahwatukee for the fifth year in a row!
Summit is committed to our student’s personal and academic growth from the moment they enter as preschoolers, until the day they graduate eighth grade as young adults. This is why Summit is one of few preschools in Phoenix nationally accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Our preschool curriculum is research-based, developmentally appropriate, and taught by educated, experienced, brilliant and WONDERFUL teachers.
Learning is fun with the hands-on, experiential, play-based preschool curriculum. Children gain skills above and beyond those needed to thrive in kindergarten. They also develop a joy of learning and inquiry.
Thank you for entrusting your precious children to our school.
Jan 29, 2013
Rite of Passage Experience (ROPES) is a unique 8th grade program at Summit School of Ahwatukee that includes multiple skills: reading, writing, thinking, decision making, researching, summarizing, demonstrating, performing, public speaking, and most importantly taking risks!
Students first venture into the community to engage in a brand new life experience, by finding and contacting a professional, asking them to serve as their mentor in this new life experience. In the last years, students have enjoyed exploring symphony conducting, journalism, cooking, cartooning, surgery, firefighting, creating guitars, woodworking, veterinary medicine, and much more.
Research papers and 20 to 30 minute presentations, with demonstrations to an audience of over 100 people and three judges, mark the culminating event for each student. Students deliver presentations that are unique, engaging, enthusiastic, confident, knowledgeable, sincere, heartfelt, and thoughtful. The experience not only prepares students for the future, but also gives them a life changing opportunity.
Jun 18, 2012