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Summit School

4515 East Muirwood Drive
Phoenix, AZ 85048

(480) 403-9511


Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"The learning environment is both safe and supportive.
Activities and materials are open-ended and support discovery.
A consistent daily routine provides a balance of child-initiated and teacher-initiated activities.
Transitions from one activity to another are viewed as opportunities for learning through song, finger plays, rhymes, and games.
Children learn to make choices and follow-through on their actions.
Readiness skills for reading, writing, and math are developed through active learning experiences.
Multicultural education fosters positive self-regard in one's own culture and positive attitudes toward the culture of others.
Teachers model appropriate language, which the children internalize and incorporate into their vocabulary.
Children learn to respect and listen to other children as well as adults.
Teachers support the strengths in each child and foster growth and development where necessary.
Teachers set consistent and clear limits and expectations for behavior.
Observations of children are recorded that paint a portrait of the child within the context of the school environment.
A Personal Education Plan is developed for each child.
Teachers and parents work in partnership to enhance the social/emotional, physical, cognitive and language development of each child.
Creativity is fostered and celebrated. "
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"Circle Time
Work Time (45-60 minutes)
Small Group (15-20 minutes)
Stories, Songs, Puppetry
Snacks (AM and PM)
Outdoor Play (AM and PM)
Rest Time/Quiet Activities (PM Only)
Excerpted from the preschool's website