7th Grade Applications for the 2017/18 School Year are DUE on March 2nd at 5:00 pm

Applications for transfer into the 8th, 9th or 10th grade are DUE April 27th at 5:00 pm. The lottery will be run on Friday, April 28th. 

Prospective 7th grade parents:

Our recruitment season officially begins in October and we are very excited to see you at one of our Open House Events!  We hold these Open Houses for prospective Summit K2 and Summit Tam.

  • September 14th (6:30 pm @ K2)
  • October 13th (6:30 pm @ Tam)
  • November 17th (6:30 pm @ K2)
  • December 6th (6:30 pm @ Tam)
  • January 12th (6:30 pm @ K2)
  • February 16th (6:30 pm @ Tam)
Lottery Information for incoming 7th grade students:
  • All applications on Schoolmint are due on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 by 5:00pm (late applications will not be accepted)
  • The lottery for 7th grade is scheduled for Friday, March 3rd at 4pm.  
  • Results will be emailed to all families on Friday, March 10th.
  • Lottery preferences are given to siblings

If you wish to transfer to Summit K2:
  • Regularly check this website to see if we are holding a transfer lottery
  • Complete a Transfer Application and submit an official transcript to the school if you are in 9th grade and looking to transfer into 10th grade.  




What is a charter school?

Charter schools are public schools. They are tuition-free and open to any student who wishes to attend. Charter schools allow parents, organizations, or community groups to restore, reinvent, and reenergize our public school system. Charter schools are designed, tailored, and governed by each local community, rather than by a central bureaucracy.

What does it mean to be tuition-free?

As public schools, Summit schools are free of charge to students who want to attend. There are no fees associated with enrolling in the schools. All students receive a rigorous, college-preparatory education at no cost to them or their families.

Who are Summit teachers?

Our teachers are highly motivated, academically accomplished, innovative and creative. They come to us from the best teacher preparation programs across the country because they truly believe in giving every student the skills needed to succeed in college and career.

At Summit, teachers participate in 40 days of professional development each year, during which they work together to ensure students are always receiving the highest quality education.


What extracurricular activities are available at your schools?

Participation in extracurricular activities is essential to developing a well-rounded student. It is also an extremely important component of the college application. Applicants are most attractive when they have a strong academic record and demonstrate a sustained commitment to select extra-curricular activities.

At Summit schools there is a focus on developing happy, healthy students who have a well-balanced lifestyle that mixes academic classes with personal passions and enjoyable extracurriculars. The majority of these activities are driven by student interest and demand. The philosophy at Summit schools is to embrace student leadership and initiative.

Students can expect the full support of the faculty in their interests and endeavors. Many of the activities and extra-curriculars take the form of Expeditions electives, clubs, committees, athletic teams, and organized social occasions.

How do Summit schools create safe environments?

Summit schools devote considerable time and attention to developing and maintaining safe school environments.

Key elements include:

  • A commitment to building and modeling character
  • A principled vs. rules based approach
  • Consistent high standards and expectations
  • Involved parents


What's the process for applying to transfer into the school in the current school year?

We are currently NOT taking transfer applications for 8th grade.

What is the application process for incoming 7th grade?

  1. All you need to do is submit an online application. You can complete an online application here. There are no prerequisites or requirements for applying to a Summit school as we are a public charter school. 
  2.  At each lottery, students will be randomly chosen from the applications submitted to that school. 
  3. If you are accepted in the lottery, congratulations! You will have the option to enroll at the Summit school you were accepted into for the 2017-2018 school year.
  4. If you are not accepted in the lottery, then you will be placed on a waitlist. As openings become available, students will be given acceptances in the order in which their name was drawn in the original lottery.

When are the school lotteries?

7th grade admissions lotteries will be on:

March 3rd, 2017
April 28th, 2017

8th, 9th and 10th admissions lotteries will be on:
April 28th, 2017

What's the process for applying to transfer into the school in the current school year?

We are currently full and not accepting transfer applications. 

Should I apply to multiple schools?

Yes, if possible, we encourage you to apply to Summit K2 and Summit Tamalpais.

What grades will Summit K2 be serving during the 2016-2017 academic year? 

Summit K2 will be serving 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th grades.  

If I can't apply online, how can I apply?

If you're unable to apply through our online application portal, you can download our application below and either mail in or drop-off a completed form at one of our schools.

English Application   

Solicitud en Espanol

I have more questions. Who can I ask?

You can also contact Ms. Hernandez, K2's Operations Manager, at 510-374-4092 or