INSPIRED BY OUR PAST - CELEBRATING OUR PRESENT - ENERGIZED FOR OUR FUTURE
The past year has been without a doubt the most intense, unpredictable year we've ever experienced.
Without a doubt, Summit School teachers and staff rose to the occasion!
Students were on virtual learning platforms within days of the shutdown last spring.
Once in-person instruction was allowed in Maricopa County, our students were given the choice to attend in person or virtually, with classes held on Summit's regular school schedule within two weeks of re-entry.
We are thankful, grateful and blessed to be part of this Summit School Family.
On Saturday, April 17, 2021, Summit School will host its 21st Annual Auction. Our goal is to raise $150,000 to support our school. The Auction is our school's largest community-building and fundraising event. The Annual Dinner Auction is an event that helps us maintain the financial health of the school. On that note, you may be wondering why we are proceeding with the auction in the current situation. The transparent reality is that Summit's budget counts on the Annual Dinner Auction raising approximately $150,000 each year. This year is no exception, and we need our auction, even in a virtual setting, to meet this same goal. Giving to Summit School is an opportunity for alumni, parents, past parents, grandparents, friends, faculty and staff to demonstrate to our students and to the community that our school is their charity of choice. This philanthropy showcases to all that we find the school's mission so compelling that we are committed to support its goals. As with all independent schools, tuition only covers a portion of the cost of education. Tuition alone cannot support the research-driven curriculum, thriving fine arts programs, and essential social and leadership development opportunities that are the foundation of Summit School. Simply put, Summit School must rely on the voluntary gifts of its own community to fulfill its mission. As a result, this philanthropic support covers the gap between tuition and the true cost of providing our children with small class sizes, low student-to-teacher ratios and Summit's extraordinary curriculum and programs. Through such generosity, Summit is able to provide the best faculty and a diverse curriculum that differentiates Summit from other schools.
Please join us on Saturday, April 17, 2021 to Toast Summit and celebrate our students and staff!
*Items are being added daily.
BUY A BRICK, LEAVE A LEGACY Current students, families, teachers and staff as well as student alumni and past staff are welcome to participate and leave their legacy at Summit!
Purchase a brick - or two, or three!
HORS D'OEUVRES & VIRTUAL AUCTION WATCH PARTY FROM YOUR HOME Join us for a Virtual One-of-Kind Experience that will be fun for the entire family!
HIGHLIGHTS FOR THE EVENING
6:00 PM Cocktail Hour starts Grab a cocktail or your favorite drink while the famous Mr. Dorsey plays music at 6:10 PM Special student music performance Welcome from our special guests PREMIER LIVE Auction Begins * Silent Auction comes to a close between 6:40-6:45 PM Guessing Jar presented by 8th grade Special recognition for graduating students and staff