Mrs. Anderson is a phenomenal teacher! she nurtures our kids with sincerity while she creates an environment based on accountability and respect. her classroom is a safe "mistake making place" where all children engage in learning without fear or anxiety. She is a tremendous asset to the Summit community!
Summit is a community that surrounds our children and families with a safe learning environment for kids to explore and grow. The critical thinking skills that are encouraged for children of all ages not only build confidence as a student but also prepare our kids for their future as adults. Our family found Summit when our school was closing and we were lost and concerned about finding a new school home. Looking back, that transition was such a blessing because it led us to Summit and I've seen my child blossom in his confidence, knowledge and love of learning. Coupled with the character development and lifelong CARE traits, our experience as a Summit just keeps getting better!
Summit School isn't just a place my child goes to school. It's a place where community is built. It's a place where the teachers love their jobs and our kids. We have had Ms. Burbach for 2 years and we are very blessed. She genuinely wants my son to excel. Ms Conti, our Spanish teacher, is one of the most loving and nurturing teachers. She has taught my son Spanish through love, patience and devotion. We are so blessed to be at Summit.
Summit School is not perfect but it is the closest to perfect as a school can rate. All the positives that occur within this school over turn any bumps in my boys overall daily school experiences. I have had my children attend Summit since 2010. There is more than one outstanding elementary teacher at this school. We have Mrs. Anderson, Ms. Danforth, Miss Burbach, Mr. Allen, Mrs. Reardon, Mrs. Makay, and new on the list Mr. Pray. These teachers go above and beyond in classroom dedication. My boys have enjoyed their learning experiences with each of these teachers. I have one son in 8th grade this year and Summit has been the most ideal educational fit for his successes. I can not say enough for Mrs. Yocum and Mrs Menard at the middle school level. These two teachers have so much compassion toward students; they spend extra time to ensure their academic understanding; and if all classrooms were filled with Mrs. Yocum's and Mrs. Menard's our educational world would be perfect! Thank you Summit School of Ahwatukee for being such a safe and ideal place for my boys to learn in.
My son has attended Summit School of Ahwatukee from preschool to 8th grade. He will be graduating this spring! Summit has amazing teachers. They are here to educate the entire child. Many go above an beyond their role in the classroom, and work with kids during their personal time at lunch, as well as before and after school.
I would like to thank Mrs. Yocum, the middle school science teacher at Summit School of Ahwatukee. She is a wonderful teacher and a mentor for her students. She graciously gives up her personal time to meet with students one on one to help them if they are struggling to understand a science concept. She also understands the mind of a middle schooler. She is patient and kind, and is there to truly listen to and help kids with ANY problem they may have. My son has been blessed to have Mrs. Yocum as part of his middle school experience!