The Phoenix School

Phoenix revolutionized education almost forty years ago when the prevalent teaching methodology was turned on its head, and students were given an active voice and role in the classroom and their education.
Today, we continue to pioneer our innovative, experience-driven learning community.
Phoenix provides students with the tools, ideas, and encounters to help them be the best versions of themselves.
With teachers as their partners in the PK-8 education equation, students learn to emphasize process over product, executing project-based learning through a robust curriculum. Phoenix helps students think critically, explore deeply, work collaboratively, contribute globally, learn from failure, and celebrate success.
Our core values are creativity, perseverance, citizenship, innovation, and empathy.

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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
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students26 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
30%
State avg.: 23%
Students by Grade The Phoenix School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers3 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
100%
Average Class Size5 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(Students are expected to dress to learn.)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$25,000
Tuition NotesTuition ranges from $2500 for TK to $27100 ( includes travel study trip) for grades 6-8.
% on Financial Aid
50%
Average Financial Aid Grant$15,000
Acceptance Rate
80%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorMistral Dodson

Sports

Total Sports Offered4 sports
SportsBasketball, Soccer, Surf Team, SwimmingBasketballSoccer,
Surf TeamSwimming,

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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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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