At Summit Tahoma, students are empowered, self-directed learners working towards their college & career goals.

SMALLER CLASSES. BIGGER RESULTS.At Summit Tahoma, we take personalized learning one step further – every student is assigned a faculty mentor who is the student’s coach, college counselor, and advocate. Students learn and grow in a small, safe, and inclusive community.

COLLEGE-PREP CURRICULUM. Students engage in real-world learning projects. These projects teach students to become critical thinkers and develop the habits to be successful.

WORLD-CLASS FACULTY. Our committed educators come from the nation’s top teacher-preparation programs and care deeply about our students. Our teachers focus on building relationships with students and families and coaching students to become truly empowered learners.

AN ENRICHED EXPERIENCE. Beyond the classroom, Summit Tahoma students can receive academic support, play sports, or lead a club. We are open after hours so students can continue to work on their goals, meet with teachers, or participate in one of our athletic teams or student clubs from soccer to yearbook and music and basketball.

ALL SUMMIT STUDENTS ARE COLLEGE-READY. Every student at Summit Tahoma takes at least six Advanced Placement (AP) courses and one AP exam before graduation. All graduates meet or exceed four-year college entrance requirements. 99% of Summit graduates are accepted at four-year colleges. Summit graduates are completing college within six years at double the national average.

2018-2019 Open Houses

Open to the public. Provides a comprehensive overview of our instructional program and school community.

Thursday, December 13
Thursday, January 17
Thursday, February 7
Thursday, March 14
Thursday, April 4
Thursday, May 16
Thursday, June 13

All meetings are from 7:00-8:00 PM

2018-2019 School Tours and Shadow Days

Your child can shadow a current student for a day to get a glimpse into the life of a Summit student, and parents are invited to join in on a school tour:

Wednesday, January 23
Wednesday, February 13
Wednesday, March 20
Wednesday, April 10

Student Shadow Days – 8:15 – 12:00 PM
Parent Tours – 8:15 – 10:00 AM

Sign Up Shadow Day

Summit Tahoma serves South San Jose. If you are interested in learning more about Summit Rainier, serving the East San Jose community, please visit Rainier’s Website.

Join our Interest List

You can just join our Interest List now and enroll sometime later.  We encourage everyone to attend an Open House and/or Shadow Day. Please sign up here for Shadow Days and Parent Tours.


What I like most about my son’s experience with the school is the personalized learning and mentor program. The students all seem to share the same goal of wanting to do well in school now so they can go to a 4-year college. They encourage and build upon each other’s confidence.

Fall 2016 Parent Survey Results