Summitt Elementary School is located in Northwest  Austin and serves a diverse population with more than 20 languages spoken in students’ homes. Summitt offers a Vietnamese Dual Language Program and participates in a German exchange program with Koblenz, Germany. Interacting with students globally and learning about different cultures prepares students as world citizens and leaders.

Summitt is part of the Anderson family of schools, which focuses on world languages and cultures.  Students are exposed to Chinese, French, German,  Latin and Spanish. In addition to a rich core curriculum,  Summitt students engage in Social and Emotional  Learning and are a part of one of the Summitt Houses:  Kindness, Courage, Collaboration, Innovation,  or Tenacity. Our campus also provides opportunities for  students to participate in cultural activities including Taiko Drums, Lion Dragon Dance, Long Dragon, and  Martial Arts.

Program Highlight Video

Campus Highlights

  • Creative Learning Initiative
  • Dual Language–Vietnamese
  • Foreign Language Experience
  • Gifted and Talented Services
  • Koblenz, Germany Exchange Program
  • Lion Dragon and Long Dragon Dance
  • Social and Emotional Learning
  • Summitt House System
  • Taiko Drum Program
  • The Great Hall
  • WATCH DOG Program

La Escuela Primaria Summitt está ubicada en el noroeste de Austin y brinda servicio a una población diversa con más de 20 idiomas que se hablan enlos hogares de los estudiantes. Summitt ofrece un programa de lenguaje dual vietnamita y participa en un programa de intercambio alemán con Koblenz, Alemania. Interactuar con estudiantes a nivel mundial y aprender sobre diferentes culturas prepara a los estudiantes como ciudadanos y líderes del mundo.

Summitt es parte de la familia de escuelas de Anderson, que se enfoca en idiomas y culturas del mundo. Los alumnos aprenden chino, francés, alemán, latín y español. Además de un rico plan de estudios básico, los estudiantes de Summitt participan en el aprendizaje social y emocional y son parte de una de las Casas de Summitt: bondad, coraje, colaboración, innovación o tenacidad. Nuestro campus también brinda oportunidades para que los estudiantes participen en actividades culturales que incluyen tambores Taiko, baile de león y dragón, dragón largo y artes marciales.

Vídeo destacado del programa

Aspectos Destacados

  • Aprendizaje social y emocional
  • Dragón largo
  • El gran hall
  • Experiencia en idiomas extranjeros
  • Iniciativa de Aprendizaje Creativo
  • Koblenz
  • Lenguaje dual–vietnamita
  • Programa de intercambio alemán
  • Programa de idiomas
  • Programa para dotados y talentosos
  • Programa WATCH DOG
  • Sistema de casas Summitt 
  • Tambor Tiako 


Austin ISD’s guaranteed and viable curriculum is based on the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS), College and Career Readiness Standards(CCRS), English Language Proficiency Standards(ELPS), and 21st Century Skills. The AISD curriculum promotes high expectations for student achievement. The Foundation subjects include English Language Arts and Reading, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies. Read more on AISD’s Curriculum site.

Learn more about Texas Education Agency (TEA) requirements for Curriculum and Testing:


Art instruction is provided by a specialist in grades K-5. Student artwork is displayed on campus and in the community.


All students will visit the library with classes, in small groups, or individually, for book check-out, storytelling, and skills activities.


Music instruction is provided by a specialist in grades kindergarten through fifth grade. Students in third through fifth grade participate in an annual city-wide Music Memory Contest. Fourth and fifth graders can try out for choir and participate in the Recorder Festival held each year. Students should wear shoes that will stay on their feet during movement activities.

One World Schools

Beginning in 2013, Summitt Elementary and the Anderson High School vertical team take part in a Foreign Language Experience Program (FLEX) called One World Schools. Along with the other elementary schools in Summitt’s vertical team, Summitt provides foreign language instruction to first through fifth graders. Students receive lessons in foreign language and culture, once a week, from a highly trained teacher who travels between the campuses. The five languages are Spanish (1st grade), French (2nd grade), German (3rd grade), Chinese (4th grade), and Latin (5th grade). Summitt is home to the 3rd grade German teacher.

Physical Education

Physical Education instruction is provided by a specialist in kindergarten through fifth grade. Your child needs to be equipped for Physical Education class in the following ways:

  • Wear loose, comfortable clothing (no dresses on P.E. days)
  • Wear tennis shoes, sneakers (no hard sole, cleated shoes, boots, sandals, or jellies) If your child is unable to participate fully in P.E., he/she needs to bring a note from the parents. If non-participation exceeds two days, a doctor’s note is required. Children having medical problems that may be affected by physical exertion will need an explanation in writing sent to the P.E. specialist.

After school activities may be available. Students are encouraged to participate in running events (cross country and Marathon Kids) throughout the year.

Gifted and Talented

Kindergarten-fifth grade students are identified in the fall or spring semester for the gifted and talented program. G/T students work independently, in small groups with other G/T students, and in large groups with students of varying abilities.

ESL and Bilingual Education

Summitt Education provides English as a Second Language (ESL) and Bilingual Programs for Vietnamese speakers. Learn more from AISD.


Summitt Elementary hosts an early childhood program for 4 year olds to prepare them for Kindergarten. Learn more to see if your child qualifies.


The public school program for young children, ages 3-5, is called the Early Childhood Special Education Program. Summitt Elementary hosts an ECSE program. Learn more about ECSE and find out how to qualify from Texas First.

Life Skills

This public school program helps children with unique needs to increase their quality of life, improve their self esteem and improve their functioning. Learn more on AISD’s website about the Life Skills Program.

Special Education

AISD is committed to meeting the unique needs students. Services are determined based on the students needs. Access to and progress in the general curriculum is the primary instructional goal for all services, thus IEPs are crafted within a standards-based framework for all students with a disability.