Summit Olympus is a unique public high school in Tacoma.
We provide a college-ready, personalized learning environment for 150 ambitious, diverse students.
We are tuition free and open to all students and are currently enrolling incoming 9th, 10th and 11th graders.
After spending almost two years getting to know the Tacoma community, Summit Olympus’ team opened the school in the fall of 2015. Summit Olympus opened with a starting class of 9th graders and will grow to serve grades 9-12 by the 2018-2019 school year. Summit Olympus serves the diverse communities of Tacoma, with a particular focus on families in the South End, East, and Hilltop neighborhoods.
“The teachers and faculty at Summit Olympus care a lot about me and want me to succeed. You also get to work at your own pace to learn the material. This school has become a special part of my life and I want other students in the state to have the same opportunity.” - Katie Wilton, founding student at Summit Olympus.
smaller classes. bigger results.
At Olympus, we take personalized learning one step further through mentor - mentee relationships. Each student is assigned a teacher mentor who is the student’s coach, college counselor and advocate.
At Olympus, our Expeditions program provides engaging, relevant and meaningful electives, enrichment opportunities, and experiences to prepare you for success in college, career, and life. All Summit graduates meet or exceed college entrance requirements.
an enriched experience.
Beyond the classroom, Tacoma 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.