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.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked MA School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Students: 26 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $25,000
  • Acceptance rate: 80%
  • Average class size: 5 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Year Founded
1981
Summer School Offered
Yes
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
26 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
30%
State avg.: 28%
Students by Grade
The Phoenix School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
3 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
100%
Average Class Size
5 students
List of Courses Offered
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
(Students are expected to dress to learn.)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Tuition 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 Director
Mistral Dodson

Sports

Total Sports Offered
4 sports

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.

School Reviews

5  
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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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked MA School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Students: 26 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $25,000
  • Acceptance rate: 80%
  • Average class size: 5 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Essex County, MA is $22,659 for elementary schools and $42,864 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Essex County, MA is 66% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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