Now Enrolling for 2019-2020


We will continue to accept enrollment forms and make offers based on availability.

Summit Rainier is public and tuition-free. We are open to all; there are no admissions requirements.
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.

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

SMALLER CLASSES. BIGGER RESULTS. At Summit Rainier, 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 Rainier 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 Rainier 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.

2019 – 2020 Open Houses

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

Thursday, July 11, 2019 (5:00-6:00pm)
Thursday, August 8, 2019, (5:00-6:00 pm)
Friday, September 27, 2019, (5:30-6:30 pm)
Tuesday, October 8, 2019, (6:00-7:00 pm)
Thursday, November 7, 2019, (6:00-7:00 pm)
Thursday, December 12, 2019, (6:00-7:00 pm)
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

2019 – 2020 Student Shadow Days & Parent School Tours

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.


Summit Rainier is just the type of school we were looking for when my son started high school. A small school with a wonderful community and college prep program for ALL students. He is a 2017 graduate going on to college at San Jose State, a direct result of the commitment of the Rainier Staff and academic structure. Their mentorship program (1 on 1 weekly meeting) with their mentor gives personal attention every week to develop skills of communication and direction and keeps the students on track for success. Rainier’s welcoming warm staff truly gives each student a sense of belonging.

The environment is extremely accepting of all students with lots of sports, clubs and social activities to keep the kids interested.

I would recommend this school over neighboring schools. Rainier is truly a hidden gem.

Helen Sironen
Parent of Summit Rainier