About Summit Prep

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Summit Preparatory Charter High School (Summit Prep) is the founding Summit school. Summit Prep is part of the Sequoia Union High School District and serves students in grades 9 through 12. We are centrally located in Redwood City and also serve students from Menlo Park, East Palo Alto, Atherton, Portola Valley, Redwood Shores, Belmont, and other nearby areas The diversity of our student body reflects the demographics of our community. Summit Prep is tuition-free and open to students of all backgrounds, interests, and abilities.

Students at Summit Prep have access to a high-quality college preparatory curriculum. Additionally, Summit Prep helps students develop a full range of capabilities – intellectual, emotional, and social – for success in their life’s pursuits. Throughout high school, students work one-on-one with their mentors and in peer groups to develop and exhibit our six core characteristics: Courage, Compassion, Curiosity, Integrity, Respect, and Responsibility.

US News & World Report continuously ranks Summit Prep as one of the nation’s Best High Schools. In 2020, we celebrated our 14th graduating class. As Summit’s first school we are proud to have sent graduates off to colleges and universities all over the country. Our alumni have entered careers that span in every sector including coming back to teach and lead at Summit schools!

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Our promise is that Summit students will be prepared for success in a 4 year college. But beyond this, Summit students grow as happy, kind, independent and curious young adults prepared with the habits and skills they need for success in life.

Summit students spend their days solving real-world problems and building the skills of self-direction, collaboration and reflection – critical for college and life success. Our curriculum is based in proven learning science and supports development of the whole child.

We founded our inaugural school, Summit Preparatory High School, in 2003. Today, we are proud to operate some of the best public schools in the country serving diverse communities throughout California and Washington states.


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  • School Address:
  • 890 Broadway
  • Redwood City, CA 94063

Regular Office Hours:
Monday – Friday:
8:00 am – 4:00 pm

2024 Summer Hours:
June 10th – June 26h
9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Closed 6/19, July 1-5

July 29th – Aug 12th
8:30 am – 4:00 pm