Summit Rainier

Enroll at Summit Rainier

Summit Rainier is a tuition-free public high school in San Jose, California that provides a college-prep, personalized learning environment for 400 ambitious, diverse students. We are open to all students and are currently enrolling incoming 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th graders.

Summit Rainier opened in the fall of 2011 and serves the diverse communities of San Jose, with a particular focus on families in the East Side. After two years on the National Hispanic University campus, we moved to our Marten Avenue home in the fall of 2013.

We are most proud of our 100% 4-year college acceptance rate. For the past years, Summit Rainier graduates who walked across the stage at graduation had a door to college wide open to them at the end of that walk. It has been amazing to watch the transformation of so many students from incoming high school freshmen to becoming college-ready adults.

We are also proud of the strong school community we have built over the years. The core of this work is through our mentor groups where students form strong bonds with twenty other students over their four years together. Mentor brothers and sisters support each other academically, socially and emotionally and life-long friendships are born. This is all made possible by the hard work of our teachers who serve as the mentor for these students. They meet individually with students weekly to check in on academic progress, set goals, and create plans to overcome obstacles. They communicate with parents frequently to coordinate support for their mentees. And, they create an empowering, safe space for the mentor group to come together as a unit to listen and learn from each other.

Our 2020-2021 Application Is Now Open

Enroll Today!
If there are more students expressing interest in enrolling than the number of available spots, we will use a random selection process to determine who will receive a space.

Interested in learning more? Sign up to get more info.

Enrollment Events

Summit Rainier Open Houses

Open to the public to allow students and families to have a look around and learn about our program.

Saturday, November 16, 2019
Tuesday, January 21, 2020
(6:30-7:30 pm)
Tuesday, February 27, 2020
(6:30-7:30 pm)
Thursday, March 26, 2020
(6:30-7:30 pm)
Thursday, April 2, 2020
(6:30-7:30 pm)
Thursday, May 14, 2020
(6:30-7:30 pm)

Location: Summit Rainier, 1750 S White Rd, San Jose, CA 95127

Student Shadow & Parent School Tour

Open to the public to allow students and families to have a look around and learn about our program.

Thursday, October 3, 2019
Thursday, October 31, 2019
Thursday, November 14, 2019
Thursday, December 19, 2019
Thursday, February 6, 2020
Thursday, March 5, 2020
Thursday, April 2, 2020
Thursday, April 9, 2020
Thursday, May 21, 2020

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


School Leadership