The Phoenix School

  • The Phoenix School is a co-educational day school for students in preschool through 8th grade.
  • The mission of The Phoenix School is to develop global citizens who are compassionate, creative, and technologically proficient individuals in a dynamic and interconnected world.
  • Student, teachers, and parents of diverse backgrounds join together to integrate the knowledge, values, and leadership necessary for students to participate actively within their families and communities, now and into the future.

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The Phoenix School places among the top 20% of private schools in Massachusetts for:

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Association of Independent Schools in New England (AISNE)
Educational Records Bureau
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1981

Student Body

Total Students20 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 23%
Students by Grade The Phoenix School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers5 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio4:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size4 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(Students are expected to dress to learn.)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 31 / Mar. 15 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$20,400
Tuition NotesTuition ranges from $20400 for PK to $21800 ( includes travel study trip) for grades 5-8.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$7,800
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorLeslie Levesque


Total Sports Offered4 sports
SportsIntramural Sports Only, Soccer, Swimming, Track and FieldIntramural Sports OnlySoccer,
SwimmingTrack and Field,

School Notes

  • Phoenix Kids Go Places! Students use the downtown Salem area as their campus and the world as their classroom. 89 Margin St. is home base but students discover that learning is everywhere as we utilize our community resources and connect with students all over the globe.
  • Local partnerships with the Salem YMCA, the world-renowned Peabody Essex Museum, Creative Salem, Mayor's Office, and Raw Artworks in nearby Lynn, MA help to provide an engaging and real-world educational experience for our students, preparing them to learn and grow in any environment.
  • Travel to Learn. Each year 5th-8th graders visit a placeas a group of excited and knowledgable learners. We have visited the reefs of Virgin Islands National Park, the caves of Carlsbad Caverns National Park, Everglades National Park, and many more.
  • Connect to Learn. All of our students, beginning in PK, participate in global projects that engage their curiosity, teach them about other cultures and kids around the world. In recent projects we have connected with countires from 6 of our 7 continents!
  • The Phoenix School is a co-educational day school for students in preschool through 8th grade. The school strives to develop caring, self-confident, inquisitive, competent individuals responsive to a changing, complex world. Students, teachers and parents of diverse backgrounds actively join together in an education compact committed to the acquisition of skills, knowledge and values necessary for accepting responsibility for their lives in today's and tomorrow's world and for assuming effective roles within their families and communities.
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Beverly
    Grades: 6-12 | 153 students
    4.4 miles
    35 Standley Street
    Beverly, MA 01915
    4.4 6-12
  • Amesbury
    Grades: PK-12 | 152 students
    23 miles
    4 Noel St.
    Amesbury, MA 01913
    23 PK-12
  • Andover
    Grades: PK-9 | 452 students
    14.4 miles
    34 Sunset Rock Road
    Andover, MA 01810
    14.4 PK-9
  • Beverly
    Grades: PK-8 | 205 students
    5.4 miles
    74 Hart St
    Beverly, MA 01915
    5.4 PK-8
  • Beverly
    Mrs Alexander's School
    Alternative School
    Grades: PK-K | 63 students
    2.3 miles
    80 Lothrop St
    Beverly, MA 01915
    2.3 PK-K

School Reviews

My son has been here for one year. The teachers are incredibly gifted and talented. Each student receives essentially a custom-designed education. They progress as fast as they learn. My son has some mild special needs which are accommodated here and are a good fit with the student body. This school is like a family -- it takes a village to raise a child, and that includes being partners with their educators. I highly recommend!
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